We have moved into our new apartment on Pine Street and it is lovely to step outside and be in Rittenhouse. It is lovely to have such quiet at night. It is lovely to be so close to the supermarket, the synagogue, the train station, my friends, coffee, beer, sushi, pad thai, MAC. The apartment itself is cool and dark during the day and golden and breezy at night. As soon as we have somewhere for you to sit, please come by!
When so long has gone by without a post, I like to just throw in as much as possible. I do think that, in spite of our decision to forgo Internet at the new apartment, I will post more regularly for the sheer pleasure of it… but until then…
1) I’ve become a coffee drinker… only of the most mild, milky, namby-pamby type (small iced soy latte), but the regular stop on the way to the train and the ensuing cheeriness have become the best part of the morning. However, at $3.40 a pop, it may not be sustainable.
2) I’m entering my 4th week of using baking soda and vinegar instead of shampoo and my hair looks excellent (Full disclosure: when I say excellent, I don’t mean better than before; it looked plenty healthy before. It does stay clean longer, though, which is surprising, as hot and sweaty as it’s been). Try it! If only I felt as confident about my new haircut!
3) Just for the record, because silence may be taken as tacit agreement, I personally believe that kissing someone who is not your spouse without your spouse’s voluntarily given permission is a cataclysmic event. It absolutely is. There was little else about this particular case that I judge so harshly as this wilful blindness or inability to admit. I didn’t judge the actions themselves so harshly as I judge their description. Oh well, people is people.
4) On the other hand, this has helped define some of the parameters of marriage that still seem blurred. Getting married means that I can’t leave you, not that I won’t ever want to. It means I am choosing to be miserable for years if it would ultimately help. I truly can’t wait.
Tomorrow, hopefully an update on where and why I am taking zumba classes!