I got the keys four weeks ago today. It's still a work in progress. It's still.. in transition.
My parents and my sister are driving down here as I type this with a 12x6' trailer full of my bedroom furniture, art portfolios, a small orange leather chair, and about 15 boxes of who knows what.. I think some kitchen things, a few throw pillows.. old curtain panels. All things that have been living in their garage since I moved out of my last apartment in 2009.
The original plan was that I was going to be completely moving in this weekend.. (getting the keys, moving from my aunt and uncles, AND getting everything else from my parent's house) but I am so thankful that I ended up getting the place a month earlier, because I have needed the time and space, not only for wedding projects, but just to settle in with the things I already have, move over all of the other furniture and assemble our table & chairs, etc.. set up everything. If we'd waited, this place would be in absolute shambles (not that it isn't already) and I don't know if I'd have been able to accomplish as much for the wedding. Or maintain any semblance of sanity these last few days.
It's sort of a crazy thing.. to live on your own for 4 years and then move right back in to someone else's space, in someone else's routine, and under someone else's rules. It's not a bad thing, I truly have loved living with my aunt and uncle. It's just the right time.
I have been craving a space of my own, and craving the independence. And, it's going to take awhile to adjust, not only to being completely responsible for myself again (and for my meals.. Myrt, you spoiled me!) but to living with the man himself.. to merging our expectations and rituals and little quirks.
We've already decided that we are blaming everything on "transition".. not on each other, but on the "situation". When Lauren was here a couple of weeks ago, she said it well too. She said that we will be constantly learning and growing.. and there will be growing pains. Blame it on "learning". But always remember you are on the same team.
So, moving round TWO begins tonight.. and then I am off work for the rest of the week until the wedding on Saturday! After that, we're heading to Catalina for a few days... Things are about to get crazy!