A Science Dork Extravaganza Nursery Sneak Peak

Barring a miracle, Baby M is not going to grow up to play any major league sports. We’re totally ok with this (less brain damage and such). Being that his dad studied and teaches physics and his mom is a big ol’ data dork– chances are pretty good that he will be a big nerd like his parents. We’re totally ok with this. Here are our idea’s thus far for Baby M’s nerdy science nursery. We’re kind of obsessed with it.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

So, last night I decided to move.

That whole “being an adult” thing, can be kind of stressful.  I’m moving.  I’m moving and there was no one to talk to discuss it with.  I made the pro/con list in my head.. and that’s that.  Crazy, no?

My best guy friend from high school Clarke lives in a super great house about 30 minutes south of where I am now.  Here, meet Clarke:

See, Dude ALWAYS wants to hang out with me.  But, it’s just to much of a pain to drive 30 minutes to see him.. so we’re solving it by my moving into the flat above the garage.  So, in sum, we will be neighbors.  But the kind of neighbors where I get to come over all the time and use his washing machine.  It’ll be genius!  (The girl on the right?  That’s his girlfriend Mel, I call her “Best thing to happen to him, ever”)

Here are some pictures.  It’s about the same size as my current place, if not a bit smaller… but for $400 less a month?  I will TAKE IT.

Living Room
Bedroom View #1
Bedroom View #2
Built in Kitty Exercise 

Things I am excited about:
No carpet: All wood floors
Painted walls!  (I can paint them!!)
Living near Clarke, duh.
So many windows!!
So much wall space!!!

Here’s what I am thinking.. there’s a lot of space in the entry way.. the stairs coming up.  I want to make it a gallery.  A gallery from YOU!  What if I had my bloggy friends draw, paint, collage, sign-make me things to hang up around my new place?

Monday Funday!

I am sure that you guys understand my lack of posting… or at least I hope you do. I have my internet and such, but I honestly have not had a lot of time to just sit yet!!!

I am almost COMPLETELY done with fixing up the apartment. I just need to find a dining room set…. and then I will show you all some pictures. Here is the new couch that was delivered on Friday and is so freaking comfy I could cry. It is bigger than just a love seat. I can comfortably say across it, which was mandatory for naps.

So, for the most part I am loving being up here. It’s absolutely beautiful, and I really love being near my family again. But there are some things that are just really hard! Obviously, there’s some residual break up things that are compounded by having no friends in the new town… I went grocery shopping Saturday night, and then called my bestie and started crying out of nowhere. Totally bizarre. I have been keeping the upbeat positive thing going, and apparently I was suppressing some loneliness I was feeling.

I was talking to another friend who has gone through a break up and we were talking about how there are just some really little things that just knock the wind out of you while your seemingly doing fine. Grocery shopping was just one of those things I guess. Those of you who have read my blog pre-break up know that I was super in to cooking. I menu-planned and cooked 4/5 nights a week. I loved new recipes. I loved cooking.

I have not cooked anything since the break up. I just haven’t seen the point. I know that I will cook again, but right now it is just a glaring reminder that I am alone.

But I swear most of the time I am doing great.

I got to spend Father’s Day with my dad for the first time since I was 11. Granted he made me watch freaking NASCAR, but it was nice to be able to be there for him!

Oh! and my Grams was super great and wonderful and took me shopping on Saturday!!! I got some really really cute stuff.

For example, some Khaki’s from Gap
An super cute top from Nordstoms:
And this one from Banana:

(Like how I sandwiched the heavy stuff by pictures?! Good.)