Note: Today's post was originally slated to be much more than it is, but several things sort of took over my past week including 487 gagillion boxes and Gus The Cat's never-ending nervous breakdown which, incidentally, TURNED OUT TO BE TOTALLY CONTAGIOUS (I have no idea, but sometimes we share a spoon) and ten tons of chaos and clutter everywhere I looked. All of these things, along with my multiple work deadlines suddenly collided into TA DA! My brain's battery supply is now on red. So, for the moment, I'm just going to make this newsy-type announcement minus all the back story and particulars with a promise to return on the other side to flesh out all the back story and particulars. Unless, of course, I forget and just end up uploading more pictures of fun goats doing fun goaty things like sitting! AND STANDING.
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Welcome back, everyone! For those of you not already aware, there are some big changes happening here at the headquarters!!
In a year filled with many self-imposed changes, I've decided to make one more: After being at the above location since 2004, this blog's headquarters are now MOVING!!
Needless to say, we've recently been spending every moment of our free time packing, since we're making this move in only two weeks 10 days a week OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. We're moving tomorrow. If I don't manage to announce this now, at this rate I'm going to have to change this post to be about how HELLO, WE'VE MOVED!! SIX MONTHS AGO.
ANYWAY. It's just that I've found myself having trouble focusing enough to sit down and blog about this impending change since I'm busy, busy, busy (!) directing every single one of my brain cells toward the task of remaining in complete and total denial about all the ways my life is suddenly about to become very different. Because even though there are so many things about this move that are positive, I've totally adored living where I've been and am going to profoundly miss my perfect-for-me little apartment. I've felt safe and at home here. I've found comfort within its walls during a really difficult few years. And last and most certainly not least, I've fallen in love here twice –– once with Moses The Cat and once again with Gus.
So last night, for one last night, I spent time sitting here on the couch ACTING CASUAL in the attempt to have a nice relaxing, normal evening –– even though our apartment that used to look like this...
And starting now, for my final acts here, I'll pack up those last few things that still remain loose on floors and tabletops, give the rooms one last deep cleaning, and –– with the arrival of the movers tomorrow morning –– attempt to erase any last bits of evidence that we were ever here. Then, in that lovely way that life works, I'll leave this place behind while I also take it with me.