Aaaannnd just like that I signed a lease! The craigslist ad had two sentences, “NO PETS!” (as one of the two sentences) and no pictures, but I went to look at it anyway. It was perfect great. I talked the landlord into fixing a few things, got him to approve my future dog and even got him to drop the rent by a few bucks. Aaaaand just like that I signed a lease, wrote a check and got my keys.
While I’m so stoked to have a new place that’s bigger and better, in a neighborhood I’m really excited about, part of me is a little sad to be leaving my old apartment.
I’ve lived here for almost four years, and so much has happened and changed in that time. It was in this apartment I thought to start a blog–and in its tiny kitchen is where I cooked up and shot my very first blog post (found it! also: embarrassing). I moved into this apartment with my then boyfriend…and after six years of dating, it’s the apartment we broke up in. In this apartment I experienced my worst heartbreak…and subsequently learned what the term “pick yourself up and dust yourself off” really feels like. So many memories, good and bad. I’m excited to move on and leave them behind. In celebration of signing on the dotted line, I ate two (crazy/amazing) burgers in less than 24 hours…and then made myself a milkshake.
Thanksgiving is next week…didyouknowthat? Of course you did. UGH.
I’m not ready, guys. I’m not. I’m not ready to brine a turkey. Not ready to pretend to watch football. I’m not ready eat stuffing (I mean…I already did this, remember?).
Maybe on Monday I’ll feel differently…but right now I just can’t handle.
One thing that might get me through is the leftover situation. I loooove Thanksgiving leftovers. Thanksgiving sandwich? Amazing.
Seriously why don’t we do this year-round?! What other time of the year would we deem it totally acceptable to put mashed potatoes and stuffing in between two slices of bread. HELLO!! I love this!!
I know restaurants do it but I dunno–it’s just better homemade. Fact.
Guess what else you’re gonna have leftover?! Pumpkin puree, I’m guessing. You’ll have some ice cream. You’ll have some spices laying around. And when you bake some pie…you’ll have pie crust scraps, too. (This year save them!!)
Nothing much…just plugged away this weekend…curing big world problems…like the issue of how to get Rocky Road in your face (sans Rocky Road ice cream). Were you aware this was an issue? It totally WAS. Don’t worry; I figured it out.
First way: this milkshake. Sure you can use rocky road ice cream. I realize this. But then you wouldn’t have toasted marshmallow. And really that’s the whole thing about this milkshake. I was totally in it for the burnt marshmallows.
Then there are these Rocky Road cookies. Chocolate making out with chocolate, walnuts and marshmallows all folded in. Ma-jor.