Catching up

Aug. 8th, 2008 10:25 am
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So, I know I haven't written much lately, but I need to change that. My daily life has been mostly poured into my IM conversations with my friends during the day at work, so I might as well dump it into my LJ, too.

I really hate recapping for some reason, but I'll try to make it quick. Erik and I have moved into a lovely loft apartment in Camp Washington, a mere two miles from where we both work. We carpool every day, taking turns driving my blue Yaris or his white Yaris, sipping 36 mpg. I drop him off at UC Hospital and drive another block to my office. It's quite nice.

We moved in on July 29, and of course we're still unpacking and settling in. We had our security deposit down 6 weeks in advance and started packing really early, so I feel like I've been upheaved for quite some time now. I had a little trouble sleeping the first few nights; new place, huge windows with no curtains, slightly insufficient air circulation on the bed loft. I've fixed most of those things, and I'm feeling less like a hotel guest each day.

Jack has been despondent since we gave the ex's cat away and then moved him to this weird new place with no glass back door to watch other doggies through. He's been stress grooming and seeming pretty depressed, so we've decided to adopt another puppy so he has a friend to play with. We have an appointment at 12:30 on Saturday at the Clinton County Humane Society in Wilmington, OH to check out a litter of 12-week-old Husky/Chow pups. There are three of them, all male, and we're going to try to determine which one has the best temperament. They have a really reasonable adoption fee, and the volunteer we've spoken with has been very nice, so I have a good feeling about this.

We're having a housewarming party tonight. I kind of failed at planning it correctly and making sure that certain people were contacted with enough advance notice, so I'm not even sure how many people will show up. I was really tweaking last night about trying to get as much unpacked, organized and stashed away as I possibly could. I think I actually made Erik uncomfortable because he was ready to rest and relax until bedtime but I couldn't stop moving. I get off work an hour earlier than he does today, so I can go grocery shopping for party snacks. He wants to make some fondue.

Speaking of food... my 3rd monthly diet checkup is on Wednesday. I'm kind of pessimistic about my weigh-in. At my June check I'd lost 4 lbs., I broke even for July, and I really don't know how August is going to go. I ate like crap during the thick of the moving process, which was about 3 weeks. The kitchen was in boxes and it's so easy to order pizza when you're exhausted and stressed out from packing and hauling around everything you own. I've been doing a lot better since we've started to get settled in, but I don't know if it will balance my cheating out enough to even let me break even. I have this irrational paranoia that my doctor is going to kick me out, but I know that's the opposite of the point of his practice. I really need stability in my life to be able to lose weight. I'm finally rediscovering that stability, and Erik helps ALOT.

We've been doing some quick yoga in the mornings before work, and sometimes before bed, too. Just a 7 or 8 minute run through a sun salutation. I'm already feeling slight changes after just a few days, especially in my abdomen. I'm hoping that it will help me be more in touch with my body and want to eat better, too.

All of this moving has left me very little time for my two favorite hobbies, knitting and WoW. WoW has suffered more, because up until a couple of days ago, my desktop had no WNIC, and my laptop had a severely outdated UI setup. The cable company isn't coming until next Tuesday to install our internet connection, so we've been relying on the building's free unsecured wireless service, which is middling at best. I finally got on for about a half-hour last night and worked on my alt a little bit. It was a good way to get myself to unwind and stop looking at the boxes we still haven't unpacked.

Knitting has suffered less, because it's portable and doesn't require electricity. I've been bouncing back and forth between a few different projects, suffering from knitting ADD. When things settle a bit more, I'm going to start completing things, I swear. I finally found a knitting circle that I like, with a bunch of really cool women in it. I met with the group for the first time on Tuesday, and I'll be going back next week for sure. It's nice to spend some time in the company of women, especially others who are as obsessed with yarn as I am.

Ok, so there's the summary. I'm going to try to update more often, I promise!
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