Asking me not to stress about things that are out of my control is completely futile. And when I stress, I take it out in cleaning bursts around the apartment. That’s probably a good thing since anxiety hasn’t factored into my life quite as much lately and the dust bunnies have settled in nicely over here.
I’m awaiting a phone call from a realtor about a place Bryan and I went to see this weekend. It’s a beautiful and spacious one bedroom, nearly twice the size of my current apartment. My favorite parts about this particular unit in order of appearance: no breed restrictions (the first of its kind we have seen in the town of Montclair, NJ), a backyard hammock, walking distance to shops/restaurants, a dishwasher, and central AC.
And now I must wait to see if we’re approved and try to ignore the dishes in the sink and the towels that need to be put away. My scheduled move-out date is July 1st and there is much to do in that time. My little cousin is getting married at the end of the month, Bryan and I are going to Asbury Park one weekend for a Social Distortion show at the legendary Stone Pony, and my parents are leaving for Canada and I’m dog sitting for a week (yay!).
In other news, I recently had the chance to meet up with one of my very favorite bloggers (Tina from Girl with a New Life 2.0) and her friend Ruiza while they were in town. Tina’s debut novel Enchanted by Starlight received an Indie Book award at a ceremony in the city (!!!!) and we had the chance to catch up over drinks and nosh at Ayza. It was so lovely to finally meet her in person. I explained that heat and humidity makes me hair stand on end and I would possibly rock a muumuu and she was quite forgiving. Meeting up with the girls was just like seeing old friends. We laughed, clinked wine glasses, and had a truly wonderful evening.
How have you all been? Have you ever met up with a blogger IRL and did you also sweat like a moose?