We moved back to the South. And there are days, bless me, there are days when I cannot for the life of me figure out why we didn’t just stay in Philadelphia, set up camp somewhere truly cheap, and hope for the best. And then I remember: we had a baby. That’s why. That baby … Continue reading WTAF were we thinking?
In two weeks we’ll leave this City we’ve called home for the last nine months. I’m not sure about what I’ve learned or exactly how I feel about it. I moved here from a small metropolitan area in the South, after living most of my life in smaller communities within close proximity to the technology-focused … Continue reading The City as I’m preparing to leave It
Well, after months of asking why anyone would live in this City, through what felt like a miserably unstoppable winter, I finally understand. Spring is the time when the whole place comes alive. There are festivals, beer gardens opening, and the parks are packed full. There are cherry trees blooming, gingko trees budding, tulips in … Continue reading The City is beautiful now
So it’s April 3rd. My last post was November 7th. If anyone were actually reading this blog (which they aren’t), they would be slightly disappointed that there isn’t much to follow here. At least not with relish. Or they’d wonder if I’d been MUHDUHRRD. Right now I am enjoying my recent discovery that all of … Continue reading A Ridiculous Amount of Time Has Passed
In other words: I’m not cool enough for this city. I explained this to my spouse last night while walking home through the park. I always like to stop at the little goat statue. He’s my fave. A little reminder of home. We were talking (my husband and I…the goat doesn’t talk) about how we … Continue reading Not a Philly but a Mare
I have this new phrase now, after living here for three weeks, that I have to get out of the city and “see the horizon.” This sounds exaggerated and obnoxious to some, but it is truly the way it is for me. The view out some of my windows is another building, and out of … Continue reading Seeing the Horizon
I currently live in 200 square feet in a great neighborhood in a nice building. In every conversation I’ve had describing our place to friends and family the beginning of the sentence always sticks. I moved into 200 square feet a little over two weeks ago in several trips from our U-Haul, strategically parked in … Continue reading 200 Square Feet and Not Counting