Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Goodbye Nest

It is hard to believe that I have moved out of my apartment... for the most part at least. Time has gone as quickly as I hoped that it would. It's so weird to see our apartment looking more bare, but we can finally see all the space we have been missing! We can actually see large amounts of carpet, and my room is no longer cluttered with all of my stuff, but rather little piles of papers and random odds and ends here and there. Today's project will be getting those things cleared out, vacuuming the floor, and packing up the kitchen. Come Thursday, I'm completely out and off to the Kentucky Derby!! Then back to Cedar Falls for a couple of finals, then to Iowa City for a few days, then a week in Des Moines and we are off. The time should fly since it is so planned out. Generally I don't like my days so planned, but all of these things excite me very much, and bring us closer to Alaska so I'm just fine with it. I have been trying to really soak up and enjoy my moments here, and although it is hard to do in the middle of final classes and project/paper writing, I think it's very important right now. I will miss Iowa and everyone here so I really want to absorb the last few weeks. It has been fun to watch Finn in the apartment that is now much more empty... all kinds of room to roll around in, I think he likes the space.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Spring to you all!

I've been slacking, so I wanted to come back and say a quick hello! It's been an interesting and fun few weeks, filled with trips to NYC, more mono drag, and the normal school routine. I went for a long weekend to visit my friends Tiffany and John in NYC-- which was, of course, a blast. We spent a lot of time wandering around, eating delicious food, and we also stopped at a museum and had a personal concert from John at the met. Molly was able to come from school near Boston to visit and spend a couple of days with us, so I was one happy lady!! Sadly it had to come to an end, and I had to get back to the real world of classes and such. I feel wonderful however, because I found out that Molly and I will see each other in Iowa for a few days before I take off, and Tiffany and John officially booked their trip to visit us in Anchorage this fall! So very exciting to know that I officially have my first visitors--I better figure my way around by the time they come! I came home from NY with Pink Eye, probably due to the mono, but no big deal... I'm much better! I have two weeks now until I move out of my apartment, and have done nothing to prepare. I will try to start that tomorrow I think. 4 weeks until take off, we have decided to stay an extra 5 days (until the 17th) so we can see Eric's brother, Jonathan, graduate from business school. Today his family and I did the Walk for Dignity, which is Iowa City Hospice's main fundraising event, and my mom was organizing it. We got to bring all of our dogs along and take a 3 mile hike around town which was great fun, and for a good cause--overall a huge success. Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the spring weather that we've been having! Today is a bit cooler here, but overall I can tell spring is coming. Chat soon!