It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these.
Now that we are cramming a lifetime of NYC experiences into 2 weeks, I’ve started taking quite a few pics with my phone.
Lugging around my 1000lb Cannon is getting old.
As I’m sure you all know, I’ve bee looking for any excuse to wear my boots with the fur.
Luckily, I was able to wear them during the quickest snow storm ever.
And now, Everybody, Everywear has chosen boots as the theme for this month.
I may be the luckiest girl in the land.
While we were in Boston, we figured we’d hit up a few vintage stores.
May as well hoard as many clothes as possible before we head back to the Midwest.
So we googled.
And a store called Bobby From Boston kept coming up in our searches.
This place rocked my socks.
Excuse the cellphone pics.
By the 2nd day of walking around Boston I got tired of lugging around my heavy Cannon.
I could have bought almost everything in this place.
They had old books, antique prints, awesome vintage clothes, bags.
You name it they had it.
We had to set an unofficial budget for ourselves the second we walked in.
We both knew, if allowed to do so, we’d go bonker pants and buy up the whole place.
Its actually kind of a blessing that they don’t sell online.
You guys, this week has been bonkers.
We both came to the realization that we are, in fact, moving.
In 3 weeks.
No packing has taken place.
So, we spent an hour being sad and then put on our big girl panties (big boy boxers for H) and got to it.
We can no longer delay the inevitable.
And consciously choosing not to pack will just make the last few weeks we have in the city stressful.
So we packed a few boxes last night.
This will be our 5th time moving since getting married 6 years ago.
We have always been excited and ready for a new adventure.
Except this time.
And honestly, it’s not because we don’t WANT to go.
I just think we aren’t ready.
We aren’t done with this city.
The only other time in my existence that I felt this lethargic about moving was 10ish years ago.
When I was moving back to Nebraska after my sophomore year of college.
I ran out of money and had to abandon my college in Minnesota. (so ironic)
I was leaving really great friends and a boyfriend (who is now Husband) I had been dating for approximately 30 seconds.
I delayed packing until the day of the dorm check out.
I was refusing to accept the inevitable.
Well this time we are aware of our lack of enthusiasm and we are cutting it off at the pass.
We are looking on the bright side.
Our Houston house is on the market. (yay)
I’ve got 3 or so houses in Minnesota in my sights.
I have some big plans for the blog.
As a pessimist I’m starting to see the benefits of optimism.
In small doses of course.
We have some things on our bucket list to cross off in the next 3 weeks.
And I am reminding myself, everyday, that we were are BLESSED to have had this experience.
There are thousands, actually, probably millions of people who would love to have been where we have been.
We were LUCKY to have lived in this city.
Even if it was just for a year.
But that’s more than most people get.
And I fell in love with the most amazing city in the world.
And who doesn’t love being in love?
Hubs and I went out last night with some of our friends for Halloween.
This is what we wore.
Hurricane Sandy came and went.
We are all alive and well here in our teeny apartment.
My brother and his girlfriend also got stranded here.
Anyway, we didn’t lose any power/internet/cable. We hardly had any rain. All is good in the hood.
In honor of Halloween, Hubs wrote a fun post for you guys! Enjoy!
BTW Barney also had a penguin costume that’s not pictured.
Rachel and I have decided to go take this route for Halloween costumes this year and do Great Gatsby. The credit for this idea goes to Rachel (ie I haven’t read the book), but going old school does seem to be popular. That 70s show set the clock back a couple decades. Mad Men took us into the 60s. Then Boardwalk empire jumped to the 20s (fitting right in with the Great Gatsby time period).