Haha! I was just looking at that picture of the living room of my new apartment in my last post. “What a nice room,” I thought. Is does not look like that now. Right now it looks like some sort of mad bomber set off a device filled with card board boxes and crafts supplies. I haven’t even looked in the (surely tidy) closet which Shan so generously unpacked and hung all my clothes in. Thus this morning I dressed in the only known clean pair of work pants (washed on Friday and left all weekend crushed in the bottom of a laundry basket, luckily I had the foresight to borrow an ironing board from my landlord yesterday to make curtains) and sweater despite the crazy warm temps here, I knew where the sweaters were (it’s a light a weight one as I could find).
A big, giant thank you to the men who hauled all my furniture up the stairs and did not break or damage anything. Everything is in the place and ready to go, except, well I have only a lone office chair to sit it, which has been moving between the sewing table and the computer desk all weekend. I think when I finally get around to having a couch it will be the most exciting thing ever. Or, you know, even a single chair that doesn’t roll.
Here is my Amazon wish list, it is lofty and full of exciting home things I need (psst, my birthday is in 67 days!) or just want (there’s a lot of wanting going on). I’m hoping to spend the next couple weeks scouring thrift and antique stores to find a drop leaf table for the kitchen and a couple chairs for in there. And shelves, or something for shelf use. And anything else I see that I might need. It’s weird I feel like I have a relatively minimalist kitchen set up (at least as minimalist as it can be for someone who likes to cook) and yet I’m still surprised by house much stuff one needs even for a small household. I have purchased hundreds and hundreds of dollars of things in the past few weeks and still there’s more (always more). I can barely comprehend how much stuff it takes to set up a new household for one person. I totally understand the origin of wedding registries now. It’s just craziness. Anyway, if you won the lottery this weekend, feel free to get on Amazon and buy me that couch. In the meantime I’m contemplating how I can build one from the boxes, boxes everywhere (and not a place to sit) and few throw pillows.
Here is the picture I posted on FB yesterday of the kitchen:
I meant to take one this morning of the sea of unpacking misery, but alas, did not remember too (although I did take out the trash!). Here’s hoping I can make today a short work day and start making a dent in the mess, yeah?