Guess what I’m doing today? Moving!
Moving is one of the top three most stressful things you will ever do in your life. One of the few psychology tidbits I retained from my undergraduate studies. And yes, I was crazy stressed out during that window between “deciding we were going to move” and “finding somewhere to move to”. But we were so in love with the place we found that all the time since finding it has been nothing but eager anticipation for yours truly.
I can’t say the same about my husband. He doesn’t handle stress well and he doesn’t like change, big or small. Moving is a big change. I understand his anxiety but neither share it nor know how to help except make this as painless as possible for him. I’ve taken care of everything and enjoyed every moment of it. The only things I’ve been stressed out about are the more mundane upsets: Work, a sick cat, daylight savings time royally screwing up my sleep habits…. But all that aside, I am crazy excited about our new place. A somewhat bigger space in a somewhat safer part of town, with a much nicer kitchen. I am looking forward to sharing it with all of you in the near future.
Of course, I had to get rid of as much food as possible in our old place. The past week has been an experiment in “can we make these four ingredients into a meal that doesn’t taste weird?” Before it got down to basil leaves and carrot sticks, I had a lot of cocoa and frozen strawberries to get rid of. I kept lamenting my cocoa wasn’t baking chocolate, or I’d make chocolate-covered strawberries. But you know what’s like chocolate-covered strawberries, but not? Chocolate mousse-covered strawberry mousse. It’s less messy to make and oh-so-very satisfying.
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