Sunday, August 28, 2011

What I did this summer

We had some major changes this summer - so without further ado, lets recap, shall we?

Joey graduated and is now a real live periodontist.

We celebrated with family and friends. I barely had any pictures because during the graduation party people were actually coming to buy our furniture off of Craigslist. It was a little hectic. I wish I had photos with Mara and Jen!
I'm glad I at least have this photo with my fam - taken with my iphone, although it is sans Joey.

We ended up moving our mattress ourselves to Everett because well, its a long boring story.

Anywho - one near miss of getting on Storrow Drive in an extra-large U-Haul (the only size they had,) we we sold our mattress (at a loss.) Live and learn people, live and learn.

Then we were off to France...

We had a wonderful time in Paris, La Boulle, Barcelona and Cadaques. I can't wait to go back.
We drove my my health center one more time

Shortly after returning from our trip we were off to Texas. We stayed overnight with Grandma, which was a huge blessing since our movers turned out to not actually be movers and were subcontracted to pick up our stuff and move it to a warehouse - but wouldn't take all of our things because it wasn't on their list. Da-saas-tah. We had to unpack our subaru to take the big things (living room carpet) to UPS so they could ship them. Thank god they were still open. I heart you always UPS. So that being said, we had to say goodbye to our apartment and hit the road to CT.
ANYway.... I got to see my grandma again (even though it was just for a little while:( since we got in at midnight,) and ship a few more boxes via USPS the next morning ... and we were off. You guys should have SEEN our car on the way to Connecticut before we shipped those extra boxes. Then we had to repack it the next day. I'm saying - "dining room chair in the back ON PRINCIPLE because the movers wouldn't take it and it was going to cost a fortune to ship" kind of packing, and we could still see out the back window (about 90%.) I will say, I learned how to REALLY pack a car, people. If you need a consultant in this arena I will be happy to help you anytime.

We made it to Roanoke, VA the first night. Not too shabby! Joey super loved the Sleep Inn Suites. I'm not kidding, he still talks about it. We enjoyed some of the roadside cuisine...
And by the end of day 2 we made it to Memphis. We Pricelined a hotel, (which I DON'T advocate by the way-Joey made me,) and I grudgingly accepted that "we got a great deal on a 4-star hotel." Fine, its true. THIS TIME Priceline.
We got some Memphis BBQ...


And we listened to some jazz on Beale St.

And then we we woke up the next morning for the final leg of our trip. We knew we were back in Texas when we saw the state and stars all over the highway. (And also it felt like our AC stopped working as well because we had to turn the dial up higher than it had ever been...)

And then we crossed the Dallas County line

And then we saw the skyine...

And we were home.

We got our cat back.

I started my program and we got a new dog.

And here we are. Joey takes his boards on Tuesday and starts work on Wednesday. I love my life right now. That being said, I miss my grandma and my family in friends in the northeast, and sometimes I feel so far away from them that I get a lump in my throat. This is a hard last post to write. I wish I could have everyone I love close to me all of the time. And having spent the last 6 out of 10 years in Boston - it makes me feel like I'm missing my other home.

 It is good to be back in Texas, near my parents, living with my husband and our little animal family...and at Baylor in my residency. Life is pretty good people, I have to say.

I've started a new blog, its called Superficial Sunday. Its (supposed to be) about cosmetics, hair products, and looks I love and have tried. We'll see where it goes. I'm going to try to update it every Sunday, hence the name. I hope you all like it. I'll miss writing on this blog. Thank you all for for reading.

Lots of love, E

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Like all good things...

Hey everyone, I'm just going to cut to the chase. I'm not going to continue this blog. Just writing that makes me verklempt. Seriously, I have a lump in my throat. Also, I did NOT know that verklempt was spelled with a "k". Ah blog, you're still teaching me new things.
Initially when we moved down here I was overwhelmed with excitement and the beginning of so many new things. Now that we're more settled I've had time to reflect on this big change, and this week has had its share of many teary eyed moments. I miss a lot of things about Boston, and undoubtedly what I miss most is seeing my friends. Mara, Brianna, Jen, Becky - I miss you guys so much. I can't even go on about it. Thanks for being there for me all the time. Becky you must have heard me say "I'VE HAD IT!" about 327 times about our crazy office. I'll never forget when we found the Sugar Bowl and you bought me a turkey sandwich. I miss you, Ms. Go-To Fix-it lady. And Mara, thanks for always listening to me. I miss talking to you just about everyday about everything. I wish I was there to see Harper and how big he must be today. I think of you everytime I drink out of my Boston glasses, and lots of other times too. And Jen! I wish we could meet for trivia and catch up on the happenings at MGH and life. I wish I could say the Leopard Snuggies went out on top, but I guess I could say we might come back someday and reclaim that 3rd place prize we got that one time. I know all three of you gals are and will be the best moms. I can't wait to see baby Charlotte and baby boy Felices. Brianna lady, I miss you like the dickens. I hope you and Boo love your new place with Whit and Rico. I wish I could give you a big hug.
I also miss being so close to my grandma. I can't even talk about it. I can't wait to go back to Connecticut to visit, for real.
For all the difficulty with the change I really do love my life in Dallas. I get up everyday and I am so happy to go to my residency program. I'm not exaggerating. Everyday I am grateful. I've wanted this for so long, and I can't believe I'm able to train at such a great program. I've learned so much in the few months I've been here. As far as Dallas goes, I love my life here with Joey. Leon has adjusted and remembers we're his parents now, which is a bonus. And I love having my little dog. Plus I'm closer to my parents which is extra wonderful. There's not much more I could ask for out of life.
So I'll probably have one more post to close it up, and that will do it. I'm starting a new blog that I'll link to next time, it will be a little different but probably a lot the same. I love you readers, a lot. Thanks for reading.