We arrived, we are unpacked and we had a ton more that we donated to charity after we arrived. Clearly we still brought more than we had room for. Except for, believe it or not, we have extra space in the kitchen. Go figure. Daddy took a few hours setting up the sound system for the tv the contractor installed. Then, spent a few more getting the sound just right.
Frozen never sounded better -- said no mother ever.
That aside, things actually went fairly smoothly. Thanks in part to Aunt Lucy and Uncle Schroeder -- we had to be on company manners. Ha! As if they've never seen us bicker as a Master slave and married couple. The piano arrived and works just fine. We arrived a couple days ahead of the movers and mouse was pleased with most of the work done.
Except the wall color in our bedroom....it's peach. Maybe mouse inadvertently picked the wrong color or maybe they did -- but that's not the color. It's just not a color mouse would ever pick. Daddy said too bad, we'll have to live with it. The color mouse chose was a pretty pale grey that would go with our comforter, furniture and everything else. It would also be very easy to work with. What the hell goes with peach?
Daddy told mouse to simmer down, or risk correction, so she pulled up her big girl panties and tried ignored it. The color isn't terrible -- once she gets some new bedding, it might be ok -- truthfully we needed some new bedding anyway. The bathroom is smaller than mouse would normally like, but since it'll be just her's alone during the week somewhat manageable. On the lookout for a vintage style vanity/makeup table small enough to fit in an unusable (read: wasted space) corner. That would free up the small counter, medicine cabinet and drawer for Daddy's things.
Still waiting for all this to feel normal and relaxed.
In regard to this space, while we're not fixated on keeping it up, mouse likes to think that she will update from time to time. So she refuses to say goodbye...maybe just adieu. Daddy just pointed out that the word does mean goodbye. So maybe just toodle-oo. That sounds cheery and light...and not at all final right?
To our dear readers, followers and friends we both would like to express our gratitude through the years. The cups of coffee shared, the laughter and tears that are all contained here. Thank you for not just following our journey but becoming an important part of it.
Perhaps, after some reflection, live long and prosper is a far more fitting way to close...