Bella says hello! She’s the official Content Editor as we sit at the kitchen table writing a long overdue blog entry.
Big news: we’re moving to Boston! Jose and I are, anyway. Bella is staying with Chad, since she’s his puppy. I’ll be taking my big ol’ hateful Perry-bug, though.
For those of you who aren’t my friends on Facebook (if there are any of you out there), Jose accepted a promotion to his company’s national team, which happens to be based in Boston. At first, I had mixed emotions about it. Obviously, I want to support him, but Boston is a long way away from the Carolinas – a long way from family and friends, plus it involves a job hunt and major lifestyle change.
But now I’m just excited about it! Not only is it a new city for us to explore together, it’s a chance for growth from a personal and professional standpoint. It’s a city rich in the cultural arts with a ton of historical venues to learn about. Plus, my great friend Dan (also known as my BGM – Big Gurly Mess) lives in NYC so I’m seeing lots of weekend trips! Double-yay with sprinkles and glitter on top!
Oh, and it’s cold. Really cold. And I don’t do cold well.
But since I’m excited and going into this optimistically, I decided I’d drag out the crochet hooks, buy some yarn, and get busy! I’ve almost finished a new afghan:
and have completed a new scarf that I just threw together on a whim without a pattern:
I created a matching hat, too, but I’m still kind of iffy on it. I may rework it so it fits a little better.
And no, Jose will not be allowed to steal them. I’m working on a scarf for him, but it’s taking forever since I’m using Tunisian knit stitch. It’s pretty but it’s taking forever. Go figure.
So, back to Boston. Jose found a great place through a coworker that’s nothing short of a steal! Since he’s already in Boston working, he Facetimed me so I could see it and I think it’s charming! I’m looking forward to new furniture and, of course, decorating. (Yes, I’m that gay guy.)
And look!!! It has a tower! We’re on the top floor! I’ve already announced my intention of gettin’ my weave did – I’m gonna go all kinds of Rapunzel up in my tower.
In other move-related news, I turned in my official resignation from work today. My last day will be September 27, although they’re aware I’m happy to help out remotely after the move in whatever capacity I can. I’ve already started applying for positions, but so far nothing has come of it. All good things in time, right? If nothing else, I can temp until something comes along – it’s how I landed at my current company, actually.
So the big move day is looking like October 1. We’ll have a spare room, so y’all come visit! See you in Boston!