This summer has been a whirlwind! I’m having a hard time believing it’s almost October, and an even more difficult time getting used to the fact that we’re staying in this location instead of the “move-every-six-months” routine we became so accustomed to due to Brandon’s job.
There are a few things we’ll probably miss, like the excitement of moving overseas or to a different state and having the opportunity to explore the area — but I won’t miss packing. Or movers breaking our belongings into three pieces (RIP Target bookshelf). I’ve also loved making this place our home. When you have your own place, even the most mundane of tasks seem special (except cleaning toilets… cleaning toilets is always disgusting), because you know that it’s necessary to keep your household running. That’s the one thing I craved while we were living in corporate housing and unable to make those places our own. Now that we’ve been able to pick out furniture and paint colors, and take out our recycling, and have family over to our house, it’s pretty spectacular. Also, the dogs now have their own yard they can mark all over, even though Malcolm decides that he’s deathly afraid of it every few weeks…
When we were living abroad and all over the states, I kept telling myself that home was wherever my husband and dogs reside, and although that still rings true today, it’s also nice to have all of our shit in one place again. This may sound stupid, but I enjoy knowing where our Christmas tree is and being able to find my favorite pair of boots. It’s the little things that give me so much relief after worrying about forgetting my grandma’s ring in our flat in Scotland — or after that one time I left a bunch of personal paperwork in a hotel between moves. Arrrgggghhhhh. All of our stuff is here!
Seriously, the little things.
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