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One Month

gratuitous baby pic:


My life is hardly recognizable for all the changes that have happened since I posted last. Hold on to your hats, while I take you on the ride that has been my life this past month.

Firstly, I have spent more time in MA than in NYC this past month. In fact, I am writing on my mother’s laptop, drinking coffee in the guest room while EJ naps. It’s actually quite lovely and peaceful, and I’ve been up here so much that our life in NYC seems slightly unreal.

Which I suppose is a good thing, because we’ve decided to move back to MA. Starting in June, EJ and I are going to be up here full time looking for a house.

In fact, we had started poking around the market and put an offer on a house a few weeks ago. Sadly, we were outbid – the house was perfect, the neighborhood was fantastic, in the town we love best around here. But it highlighted for us how difficult it is to house-hunt from a distance. So for now, the hunt is on hold, to be resumed in June.

(But I can still stalk the MLS site. I love looking at real estate. Love. It.)

And since I have no knitting pics, I will try to keep your interest with pictures of cuteness:


Pedestrians everywhere, beware. I am back on the roads, and this time armed with a pretty, brand-spanking new mid-sized SUV. This is bittersweet – Eric and I have loved being car-free these past two years, and we recognize that there are more environmentally responsible ways to get back on the road. But the reality is we’re moving to an area that for 5 months of the year is pummeled with snow and ice, with roads that leave much to be desired, and anything less than 4WD is irresponsible from a safety standpoint. I’m pretty sure that mid-January in Central MA would eat a Prius alive.

Chompity chomp chomp chomp.

Better get used to that car seat buddy.

But it’s not all houses and cars around here. We’ve also addressed matters of the soul. We hedged our bets and had EJ baptized. Actually, Monsignor was very good to us, and performed a twofer: Eric and I are now married in the Church, and our son is now saved from the evils of Original Sin and has been welcomed into the community, destined for a life of guilt and penitence.

(Yes, I’m being a little tongue-in-cheek there. I have a conflicted relationship with the Church, but the ceremony was truly lovely, and I am very glad we did it. EJ can choose to be a heathen later in life if he’d like.)

The battle for his soul has begun.

So, my knitting is gathering dust, and our life is in complete upheaval again. I’m not gonna lie – I am so sick of moving, and of all the time and effort wasted each time we pack up, and then try to get settled again. Eric and I have moved so much that we actually have a 3 month rule. We have 3 months after moving to unpack, decorate, get settled, etc.. After 3 months, anything that’s not done is left undone. There’s no point in continuing, because we know our time is limited. So, the most appealing aspect of this next move is the idea that it’s going to be our last move for a very very very long time.

(Not to mention that we’ll be close to my family and all our MA friends. Which rocks.)

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Manise #

    Yahoo! So happy for you all! And for us- we’ll get to see you more. EJ is adorable. Such a fun age.

    April 1, 2009
  2. Wow, what a major change for you guys. It will be nice to have you back here with us Massholes, though!

    April 1, 2009
  3. wow–moving again! I hear you on the hating moving thing. I hope our next move is more permanent, too. I’ll miss you, but this seems like a great move for your family, so congrats! Let’s definitely get together (maybe more than once??) before you go…

    April 1, 2009
  4. I am happy for you all for so many reasons, but I do have one purely selfish reason – I’ll be in town in July, and the possibility that I might actually get to SEE you and MEET EJ thrills me to no end.

    And dude – about the car? You’re making the choice that’s right for your family. I know that you and Eric talked the situation through before making a decision, so there’s nothing for you to apologize for.

    Once more I say that I do not think there is a cuter baby on earth than yours. Goodness.

    April 1, 2009
  5. Although I’m just a lurker who visits your blog whenever GoogleReader tells me to…I’m have to say I’m happy you’re moving back to MA, cause that’s where I’m at. And as a knitter I say all moves that take someone closer to Webs…are good moves! Good luck with the chaos and house hunting!

    April 1, 2009
  6. That is awesome news! Welcome back!

    April 1, 2009
  7. Melissa #

    Oh my goodness, the cuteness! He is just lovely. And congrats on the move back to MA. While it is a huge pain to move, it sounds like it will be a good thing for your family. I live in the Boston area so who knows, maybe we’ll cross paths some time!

    April 1, 2009
  8. Becca #

    We are so excited that you guys are moving back to MA! We can’t wait to meet EJ.

    April 1, 2009
  9. Kate #

    Carole’s comment killed me! I’m so glad you are moving back, and knowing you it was a well thought out move. It’s going to be great for you to be close to family and friends. When you are settled I’m definitely coming down to visit you and meet EJ. Hmmm I may have to time that one with Elisa’s trip.

    April 2, 2009
  10. He is really sweet. That’s great you’ll be able to move back near family. I tell ya, it’s a wonderful help when you have kids.

    April 3, 2009

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