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All moved

I’m writing this from sunny AZ. The move was loooong, but thankfully uneventful. Lexie didn’t want to take her happy pills, so I had to listen to her cry the WHOLE drive. Not fun. Plus she’s being pretty clingy now, but as I get us more settled in the apartment, she seems to settle more too.

Like the apartment complex so far. Quiet, nice grounds, I’m right by one of the pools. People are nice. My place looked small with all the boxes in it, but now that there are only a few boxes left, it will be a comfortable size.

Next up is looking for a job! I was going to wait until after I got my massage license to look, but I always worry about money, and I figure I better start putting feelers out now. Wish me luck!



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All packed up

Ready to go! We got everything loaded in about an hour and a half, and we PACKED the 16′ truck to the brim…it was almost too small.

After much deliberation, I decided to let my ex keep Taffy (the cat on my banner). She is old and diabetic, so the move would be really rough on her. I’ll miss her like crazy, but I need to do what’s best for her. If at any point he has a problem keeping her (he may have to move to an apartment if/when he loses his job), I told him I would fly out and take her. But he is really psyched to have her around, and I’ll have my little Lexie with me.

I took my car to get an oil change on Friday, and had them check it over extra-well. They noticed that my front tires were bald, soooooo I went over to the tire place, and of course the tires were over $200 EACH to replace. But what would a major life change be without an unexpected expense?

I am going to miss my friends SO much. I cried all last week it seems, saying goodbye to everyone. That has truly been the hardest part of this move.


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One week

I’ve been super busy with packing and other miscellaneous things, which is why I haven’t had a chance to post recently. B is being a lot nicer now that my moving date is ever so close.

I am starting to get REALLY nervous about the move….


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Three weeks

So, I sent out a letter to all my clients Friday telling them I’m leaving. I’ve already had quite a few calls for appointments, so hopefully I’ll be a busy bee and make lots of money before I go!

I reserved a moving truck today. It’s funny how certain things make my stomach all fluttery. This was one of them. Then they told me how much it was going to cost to rent the truck, and I almost threw up. It’s obscene, that’s all I’m gonna say.

My poor kitty Lexie is not handling things well. I think she’s stressing from all the boxes/packing going on. She sticks by me like glue, and she has runny stools. I feel so bad for her.

For a knitting blog, I don’t seem to get any knitting done. And Stitch-In is tomorrow. I think I’ll try to get back to my Frost Flowers and Leaves shawl…


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Four weeks!

That’s right! I’ll be moving in four weeks. I sent in the application for an apartment on Monday, they called today and said they have a unit on hold for me! I’m excited and nervous as hell.


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I went to Stitches Midwest today, which was fun. The market was a lot smaller this year, and I didn’t buy very much. A skein of ribbon yarn, a mug with a little sheep and “Knit Happy” on it, and a few patterns. I brought my copy of Folk Shawls with and had Cheryl Oberle sign it. And I bought a few things for a friend on Ravelry.

They are filming an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in one of the neighboring towns, so our town’s been buzzing. Ty Pennington has been spotted at a few of our local eateries, and I heard he was at the baseball field pitching to the kids. Last I heard, David Duchovney is supposed to be coming out to work on the house at some point. I guess that’s a new thing for next season, having a celebrity come and work on the house.

We have a court date for the divorce, the 24th of this month. I am going to send my apartment application in on Monday, and talk to my dad and stepmom about setting a moving date! I am going to have a million things to do in the next month.

I really need to get some packing done this weekend. And try to get more boxes. The bookcase and DVD rack are empty, but that’s about it. Next up are the picture frames and knicknacks.


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Just got home today from (super fucking hot) Arizona. When I arrived Friday, they were of course having a record high of 115 (bazillion) degrees. Saturday both my Dad and stepmom went apartment hunting with me, and what an exhausting day that was! I wanted to see as many as possible, which for me was about 6, but in one day when it’s over 110 degrees is pretty damn good. I have it narrowed down to two, it just depends what the prices are in a few weeks when I apply if I go with my first choice or not.

After apartment shopping, the fam dropped me off at my sister Angela’s to spend the night. I wanted…nay, needed…to take a cold shower, but could not get cold water for the life of me. It was pretty sad….a sweaty fat girl crying in the shower because there was no cold water. I finally just wet a washcloth and fanned it a bit to try to cool it down before using it. The whole while thinking man, I can’t wait to move here! Of course I tell Angela this when she gets home, and she says “Oh, you should have called me. You just have to let it run for a while to get the hot water out of the pipes.” Gah.

We went to Island Burgers for dinner, meeting up with my favorite Raveler Auntie Jimbo. We had such a good time hanging out! I’m surprised we were able to eat, we were gabbing so much. I had my sis take pictures, and of course we had to ham it up:



Sunday was a bit more relaxed. Ang and I went to her friend Liz’s for a while, then she and I were off to Changing Hands bookstore. Then it was back to my Dad’s house, and to Macayo’s for dinner.

Backing up a bit, when we went to Liz’s, I met her adorable 3 year old daughter Gracie. Angela had a rough road getting Gracie to like her, but not me! I sat down at the table, Gracie sat next to me, stuck out her hand, and said “Hi, I’m Gracie. Nice to meet you!” Angela was standing behind her, with jaw dropped. I shook Gracie’s hand, and I was OK in her book. The whole rest of the day Angela was bemoaning the fact that Gracie warmed up to me so much faster. It was hilarious.

The flights were pretty uneventful (which is always good). We did arrive back in IL 15 minutes earlier than scheduled, to which the flight attendant quipped over the loudspeaker, “We have arrived 15 minutes early, so if you’re on another flight of ours and it’s late, consider us even!”


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