Sunday, March 20, 2016


So, as I mentioned we are in the process of moving to New England. Of course we had to wait for the house to sell (on a side note I suggested we watch The Big Short recently - kind of a don't if you're selling or buying a house I guess, but I didn't think of that until after [typical me] and I really appreciated getting to watch Steve Carrell do some non-comedic work).  So I've been in Cambridge working (I now work at MIT) while the family stayed in Georgia waiting on the sale.  This could have been an expensive, depressing nightmare.  But I have have family willing to let me crash rent free - basically all spring - so I'm trying to be a good guest.

I wash dishes a lot and chip in for groceries.  

My sister feeds me and makes my bed while I'm gone. 

Not sure Jane Austen would consider my efforts sufficient ...

Jane aside, it's been really nice (my sister and I are 12.5 years apart in age) to have people who care how you're doing there at the end of the day and it's meant I've been able to fly home weekends.  They say you don't appreciate what you have till it's gone. Happily, my family isn't gone, they're actually very supportive but I appreciate them, and what a tight unit we are, far more than ever before.  I miss them all the time and have a whole new appreciation for why people don't choose to make big life changes like this. I think I used to think I was very durable but I'm starting to think maybe I was a bit
cavillier? I also forgot how exhausting it is to start a new job.  It's been a while. I've certainly found a new appreciation for living in the present. 

With any luck this will be over soon. Aa I write this I'm flying back to Boston (where we're supposed to get 4-6 inches of snow) so I will publish it when I land.  Here's what I've been knitting on the planes for the last month. While listening to Jane Eyre
And here's a shot out my window. 
Maybe I'll post pictures tomorrow if we get snow ....