Eating my way home:
So we have been back in the city for three whole days now, and I'm already back in love. Not that I ever fell out
of love, per se, but I sure appreciate things more after being stuck in suburban hell for almost two years.
When we lived in the suburbs, we lived in a little cottage that was on a property (and when I say "property", I mean a teeny plot of land on a busy street) shared by four other cottages. Not once during those two years did I say anything more than "hi" to any resident, and even that was few and far between. The day- literally the HOUR- we moved in here, a neighbor was walking her young son by the house and stopped to talk to me. We began chatting, about the neighborhood and impending motherhood, and, of course, mutual friends, because this city is so small it's ridiculous, and she actually said to me, "If you start to go crazy alone when the baby comes, just knock on my door and come visit."
Following this, my former professor and now friend emailed
, offering to come over and keep my company while we were settling in. Friends! Dropping by! The luxury!
Top it off with three days in which I have eaten the best burritos ever
, my favorite Thai food
(oh, pumpkin curry, how I have missed you so), and have a half gallon of ice cream
in the freezer.
Also, we have two bathrooms now. TWO! I have never had my own bathroom in my entire life. In fact, for most of my 20's, I lived in a house with four girls and a bathroom so small that when you sat on the toilet you could, literally, touch all four corners of the room with your feet. But now! I have my own
bathroom, free from all things boy. Candles! Lotions! Potions! My own shower! Not only that, but the lovely beausband gets HIS own bathroom, and our hot water heater is so big and strong we can actually shower at the same time. People, if this isn't heaven, I don't know what is. Our last place had a 30-gallon water heater that spurted out about five minutes of a hot shower, if you were lucky. NOW! We can both take long and luxurious showers at the same time. It's mind-blowing, really.
Did I mention there is a dishwasher? Oh yes, my pretties. An amenity that I have also never experienced, but which I am already feeling smitten with. Not many people would think a 600 square foot, ground floor flat is like a little slice of heaven, but I've been out there
. I know what it's like, and I'll take all of these quirks for my friendly neighbors and good food.
Country roads gone done and took me home.