I'm the worst blogger ever. It's been nearly a year since my last post. I've decided that I'm going to try to post more often. I've got plenty to catch up on, and lots of things to show you!
I've moved! The house that I was living in in Bloomingdale sort of turned out to be every renter's worst nightmare. I won't get into too many specifics, but it ended up in a legal situation, inspections by the city, water in the house (so. much. water. CONSTANTLY, either from the outside or from burst pipes inside) and a hell of a lot of frustration. Suffice it to say, I was anxious to leave and was allowed out of my lease a month early. It was certainly an economic hit, but it is SUCH a relief to not have to deal with that anymore.
My boyfriend, Greg, who I met just a few days after I moved to DC, and I decided to move in together. He'd been living out in Maryland (he works at Bethesda Softworks making video games and whatnot), but I convinced him to move into the city with me. We found an ADORABLE little apartment in the Brookland neighborhood. We love it. It's presented some challenges (for instance, my kitchen is only 4 feet wide and has about 3 linear feet of counter space, which will become a future post when my spice jars come in!) However, despite the problems, it's way nicer than my old place, cheaper, and a much happier situation in general. It's a little more difficult for me to commute to school (living on the Red Line can be a real pain in the ass), but all in all, a much better move. Plus I hear that we might be getting a Whole Foods (!! convenient grocery stores in DC are few and far between, the closest to us being the shitty Giant on Rhode Island Ave which almost always ends up with me feeling like I might lose my actual mind. BLEH.)
Anyway, Catrine is much happier being a single cat again. She didn't really care for my roommate's kitten (he constantly jumped on her and bit her in her lady-parts... who does that!). She's pretty happy these days. You can tell.
More soon... I promise! And hopefully a shop update today. Stay tuned!