Teddy told me that in Greek, nostalgia literally means the pain from an old wound. Itâ€™s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isnâ€™t a space ship, itâ€™s a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. Itâ€™s not called a wheel, itâ€™s called a carousel. It lets us travel the way a child travels. Round and a round, and back home again. To a place where we know we are loved. -Don Draper, Mad Men
We did it! We finally moved out of our crappy apartment and into our new place. My cousin described it as a loft rather than an apartment and I agree. It’s above a garage, so we don’t have to worry about walking softly when we’re upstairs. It’s also above our garage, so we’ve got tons of storage space, and room to do our artwork.
I am so excited about this new place, and about living in a place that is ours instead of mine. It feels like home to me, and Match agrees. As we were doing some of the unpacking yesterday he looked at me and said, “You know, we could probably have a baby here. I mean, probably only until the first year, but we could do it.” I just started cracking up because no way would I raise a baby in a one bedroom apartment. Still, the sentiment was nice, and I told him I loved that he thought about the future.
I said, “why don’t we start with saving up for a wedding first?” He said, “yeah, you know, that engagement could happen at any time.” That had me grinning and pretty soon tackling him on the couch. 😉
We’ve still got a good amount of unpacking and organizing to do, but I was amazed by how much we got done in two days. I am also having to resist running out and buying new things for our place, like Sferra linens for the kitchen table, or a new comforter set, which I’d love to get. I did cave and get new bookcases, but those were pretty necessary. We’re both huge bookworms.
So here’s a few pictures so far, what do you guys think? Here is our living room-we used to only have the two couches, and now we have room for the futon as well! This is what my cousin and I refer to as a “One Butt Kitchen”. We have bigger bottoms in my family, so you can’t fit too many of us in tight spaces. Luckily Match has a small bottom so we manage. It’s the one drawback of this place.
Match snagged me while I cleaning up the
bathroom. It’s a pretty good sized bathroom.
We’re not elbowing each other for counter space anymore. Oh, and washer and dryer in the bathroom equals awesome!
The bedroom is cozy, and has enough room for all of our stuff. We share a closet now, so Match only gets a small sliver of space. 😉