Quick Post-NYC Check In

Hi friends! I’m back from NYC and holy moly, I’m tired! We crammed SO MUCH into four short days and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. But first, I’ve got to get caught up on work and sleep. Oh yeah, and MOVE INTO OUR NEW HOUSE! AAAHHHHHH!

This week is going to be totally nuts, so don’t be surprised if I’m not around much. Priority number one is getting moved into the house. I will likely have several trip recap posts, and maybe a house progress post too, but like I said, we’ve gotta get INTO the house first. Wheeee!

I hope you all have a fabulous week, and I’ll be back when I can!

Friday Free-For-All – 01/19/18

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

Our house closing has been delayed, booooo. We sort of knew it would be a long shot to stay on schedule for closing yesterday (the seller’s lawyer is, to put it mildly, “difficult”), but we were hoping that things would work out anyway. Sadly, that was not the case, and our closing has been pushed back to next Wednesday afternoon. This is not ideal for several reasons, not the least of which is that Ben and I will both be out of town Thursday – Monday next week right after closing and therefore won’t be able to do any moving for almost a week. But I’m trying to focus on the positive, in that we ARE still scheduled to close. Which means…

it’s time to start packing. Ugh. Packing is the worst. Thankfully, most of our stuff is already packed up in our storage unit, but we do have a surprising amount of stuff spread out ALL OVER my in-law’s house. It should be quite a process collecting and packing it all. I may start in this weekend just to feel like I’m getting a jump on stuff.

Even though we didn’t close on the house, I kept my vacation day yesterday. In the morning, I had a commercial audition, went to yoga class, and ran errands. In the afternoon, my friends Krissy, Aimee and I had a shopping and coffee date. All in all, it was a delightful day, and I’m SO glad I didn’t go to work.

One week to Broadway Con! Technically, it’s less than a week until I leave, but the first day of the actual con is next Friday, and I couldn’t possibly be more excited. My friend Sarah and I are taking the Amtrak Vermonter from Essex Junction all the way to Penn station on Thursday next week, which should be an adventure. I can’t wait to see some shows and geek out about all things Broadway with a bunch of like-minded people. It also doesn’t hurt that next week is only a three-day work week, and the following week will be a four-day week. At that point I won’t have worked a full week for almost a month due to holidays and vacation days!

Do you have any vacations or trips coming up that you’re excited about?

 

Friday Free-For-All – 01/05/18

Photo Jul 14, 10 05 37 AM

Things are still moving forward on the house. We were thrown yet another curveball this week, but I think we’re still on track. At worst, we may have to push back closing a few days, which is not the end of the world. Keep those fingers crossed!

In spite of the crazy snowstorm and cold temps, I braved a night out with some friends last night. Stacy moved to Albany this past spring, but she was in town for work, so she, Abbie and I got together at the little “bistro” at the hotel where Stacy was staying. It was SO GOOD to see my friends, even if my drive home was a little hairy.

After all the holidays and visitors we’ve had, I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend. Of course, having Emily, Leah, and Jirka home for the holidays was awesome, but it meant we had a VERY full house and not a lot of quiet time. I want to sleep in and do lots of relaxing.

This week, I received one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever gotten. My aunt Lisa (dad’s sister) put together a beautiful binder of family recipes. From her, my Aunt Sherri, my Grammy, and my Great Grammy. Some of the recipes are even photo copies of hand-written originals straight from Grammy’s kitchen! Almost every essential is in there, from bread to pie crust to fudge and beyond. I can’t wait until we have our own kitchen again so I can get cooking!

What’s the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received?