Three days we’ve been here. Side note: two other lovely ladies also moved into new homes on Wednesday. Internets, sometimes you make the world seem so small. There are still boxes needing to be unpacked and things at the house that still need to migrate over here – just odds and ends, mostly – but it is already starting to feel like home.
Lorelei’s room is the most done of all of them. We came over on Monday (Tuesday? This week is beginning to blur) and put up her monkey decals. All of her things came over with the movers. Her crib is at an angle in the corner between two floor to ceiling windows and next to that is my rocking chair. A dresser is on one wall and the changing table is opposite on the other and, on the floor, like a welcome mat to her room is her monkey rug. In the afternoons, even with the shades closed, it is full of soft light.
Already, I’m getting used to the squeak of the floorboards as our upstairs neighbor moves around her apartment. I’m getting used to hearing the sound of wind blowing through the trees (trees!) around our building. I’m thinking and planning what I want to do with our balcony. We have a grill and some pretty old patio furniture. Brian hung the red lantern that we got from World Market over the table. I want to plant hanging baskets and get some nice, easy to care for potted plants. I want this apartment to feel like a real home.