September 11, 2017
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Moving sucks and other life updates


The last time I checked in, I was on my way to Barbados for an epic birthday weekend. I think we can all agree from the above photo that a weekend in paradise is simply the best kind of weekend. It was an awesome trip and I have so much to tell you about it. Barbados updates coming in force. PS, have I mentioned that I love Barbados. 

I'll be honest, its hard for me to look at that photo without thinking about how quickly paradise can be destroyed. While Barbados, my island and many other more southern Caribbean islands were spared from the wrath of Irma, many of our brothers and sister up the isles have been affected, with very little (international) news coverage of just how bad the destruction really was. It honestly pains me. Caribbean people are resilient though, and we shall rebuild.

Anyway, my birthday was fantastic. I mean, it was easily the best birthday I've had in years. I spent it in Barbados with my love and couldn't ask for much more. I'm also super pumped that he bought me the one item on my wish list, a fitbit. A purple one at that. I think ill keep this guy. Forever - more to come on that too.


In other news, I'm all moved into my new apartment. Sidenote: if you are planning a move, however big or small, for the love of all things good, don't plan it after a vacation. We moved two days after we returned from Barbados. Two. Days. That meant packing up an, albeit small, apartment and schlepping all our belongings over to the new place in less than 48 hours while having yanno, jobs to go as well. I'll be the first to admit that it was a whole disaster and I probably shed a tear or two. Im not a cryer so thats saying something. I'll blame it all on the fact that I had vacation brain and was in no mood to pack or unpack a thing. The result? Things were absolutely everywhere for the better part of a week, there may or may not still be some things in my car, and ill be damned if I ever find my nail clippers or if those clothes dumped in the second bedroom ever find their way into a closet. 

On top of that, my internet didn't get sorted till just last week, and with that my ability to post blogs  went out the window. Its been a process but things are happening. Im planning on doing a full tour on the blog when its all settled. It's a lovely place with the best view (see grainy terrible photo below), which undoubtedly makes all the troubles worth it.


I have so much more to update on, but I'm writing this on Sunday night, and I have to run off to tend to my kitten who was spayed yesterday and managed to rip off her stitches ...

Yeah.

Edit after re-reading post: Real talk, this sounds like a post complaining about a lot of things. I'm tempted to not even post it. Putting things in perspective after all the devastation of the past few weeks, things could be a lot worse.  I'm very grateful that the biggest upset in my life right now is a room full of clothes that needs to be packed away. Some people would love to have a roof over their heads right this moment. That is not lost on me.

Have a great Monday guys!

21 comments:

  1. Betweem that drink and that view I would not want to come home either to move. LOL! Wishing you well on your new adventure in your new place :)


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    1. Thanks Alia! Its a pretty wild adventure indeed but Im up for it!

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  2. Moving is tough - it's really never fun unless you dont have to do anything which is never the case! I'm glad you had the best birthday ever!! So thankful you are safe! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

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  3. I haven't moved in a year. I was supposed to when my year lease was but but literally I was still in shock over the struggles of the last move that I said forget it and resigned my lease for another year haha there is legit no good time to move. Happy you had an amazing birthday trip though! Focus on that highlight :)

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    1. I hope we stay here for a couple years well. I can't imagine going through another move anytime soon!!

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  4. It's totally okay to complain. This blog is all about you and how you're feeling at the time. I hear you about our Caribbean neighbours. Such devastation!

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  5. Moving does suck enough without being in vacation mode while doing it! Eeek. Glad that is over for you, and you can take your time unpacking and organizing. And poor kitty with her stitches! My kitty chewed on hers a bit and made them bleed some but we kept an eye on it and luckily she didn't have any issues.

    I am SO GLAD you are safe after the hurricane!! I have been watching the news nonstop and it is heartbreaking to see what has happened on some of the islands. I know a pastor from my hometown was in St Maarten when it came through and after coming home for a few days he is heading back with supplies and other hands to help. I can only assume the reason the US news hasn't been covering the destruction there is because they are covering that Irma is still on its way through Florida/Georgia, but I certainly hope that after it dies down and we can start rebuilding that we will have people on their way to help get supplies/food/etc to those islands as much as we help Houston and Florida and the Keys. We definitely have enough to go around and there's no excuse for silence. I have some seriously strong opinions on our current administration but really I hope they'll do the right thing. The islands and their inhabitants are definitely not forgotten!

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  6. congrats!!!!!!! ;)

    i feel so awful for everyone affected by the awful weather. my family who are in the caribbean and florida are giving us updates and they're all safe but they've also been sending us pictures of the devastation :( :(

    glad you're all moved in!

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  7. Look at you sneaking that ring pic in there with the fitbit :)

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  8. LOL because the Fitbit is NOT what I am noticing in that picture. Congrats to you and your love, Miss Kay. I wish you all the happiness in the world. I look forward to hearing more about your epic adventure.

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    1. haha thanks lovely! I thought I'd sneak it in there!

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  9. I see a pretty ring on your finger! I hope I didn't miss that from before, either way, congrats!! Very happy you're safe too!

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  10. Look at that pretty ring! <3 Congrats, girl! Moving is SO rough. So glad you're safe, friend.

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  11. Moving is no fun at all. I hate doing it in the heat of the summer like I always do too! Loving the sneaky ring that came with the fit bit!! Glad you enjoyed the trip and were spared Irma.

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  12. bahahaha i was like is she trying to be sneaky with that ring in the pic ;) you're lucky you already told me otherwise i'd be screaming at you right now - with joy and love of course. jk jk. yay fitbit! i am so glad you are safe and sound from the hurricane, it is absolutely devastating.

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  13. Ummmm what is that ring on your finger in the picture???? I am a little behind on blog reading right now and I am like....wait a second!!!! Congrats if that is what I think it is!!!!!! And girl, moving does suck. Don't even feel bad. I thought about you this weekend but then realized I suck at geography and you were actually spared. Glad you guys weren't hit and that you are safe.

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  14. Congratulations! I see that ring on your finger! <3 <3

    I'm so glad you had a great birthday and a fun trip!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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  15. Chauncey swears by his fitbit! Happy late birthday!!!! And glad y'all escaped damage. . . I've seen some pics of the islands that were damaged and they look terrible.

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  16. There are always huge things going on bs personal smaller things but those things are big to us. You have perspective. As long as you have that, you can air your grievances.

    Moving is freaking terrible anytime. Two days after vacation, you are nuts!

    I spy a diamond.

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  17. Did you get engaged?!?!?! I'm loving that ring on "that" finger that you snuck in there. Hope you're more settled now in your new place! Moving is SO STRESSFUL! Glad you had an awesome birthday!

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  18. Moving is terrible. Yay, for getting a Fitbit. Love your ring! 😄

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