New place, better space

I’ve been in my new place for a little over a week so far, and it’s such a great change for so many reasons. I love coming home to only my stuff and not having to clean up after anyone else. I love that I’m closer to work, and I love that I don’t have to worry about things like unlocked doors, dirty dishes, etc.

Dan left a couple days after he helped me move in, so it’s back to just me, but more than ever now that I don’t have roommates. I’ve been hanging out with some friends and keeping busy with work, so it’s fine, but I do miss him. I’m glad I get to see him again in October, when I’ll go to Syracuse.

Work has been so insane. We have Fridays off in August, but for the last two Fridays, I’ve gone in to work for a few hours to get some things done. As always, a lot of great stuff at work, but it just gets intense at times. And hopefully we’ll be launching the new UNF site soon too!

I get to go home in a little under a month, which I’m also excited about. I haven’t seen my parents since May other than one night I had dinner with mom when she was in town. It’s always nice to go home for a long weekend and just relax. I can’t believe it’s almost fall already- that means holiday stuff will creep up on us before you know it.

The pics are from some final adventures with Dan, and from my new place. Enjoy!

Chili pies, me oh my

This weekend my best friend from back home, Molly, stayed with me and we had a blast. It had been a few years since we had seen each other, so it was really great hanging out with her again. We looked at old yearbooks and pictures of course, and made an old school favorite, chili pies. If you haven’t had them, you need to and it’s soooo easy. My mom used to make them at Sonic when she was younger, and it was always a special treat. All you need is Fritos, chili and shredded cheddar cheese. And voila…so yummo. I wish I had taken a picture. Overall, it was a great weekend.

So that takes us to my final week in my townhome with the two guy roomies, and my final week with Dan. I move next Tuesday so things will start to get hectic with the packing and such surrounding that, but all the logistics are settled (utilities, etc.) so that is good for my state of mind. I’ll be so glad to settle into my new place, and I’ve already bought a few new things for it.

This weekend is Dan’s birthday, so we’re celebrating by going out with some friends, dinner out, and a concert on Saturday. It’ll be so weird to have him gone, but I can look forward to seeing him again a few times this fall and also know that this summer was awesome having him here and that we did a lot of fun stuff.