Sunday, April 21, 2013

Busy Two Weeks!

Sorry I missed my usual Sunday post last week!  That is if anyone actually reads this... Last weekend I was in Ohio and made the decision to not bring my laptop, so I wouldn't be distracted by it.  And it made getting through security at the airpot slightly easier.

I went to Ohio in order to attend my friend's bridal shower.  I am a Maid of Honor in her wedding and I feel terrible for not being able to help her with much since I live in a different state.  But my parents were nice enough to fly me home so I could go to at least one of her showers.  It was a nice weekend even though it went by kind of fast.

This is the lovely bouquet I made as my friend was opening all her gifts.
And this weekend I was in Massachusetts apartment hunting with my husband!  We went down Friday afternoon, which also happened to be the same day that a terrorist was on the loose in Boston.  People thought we were crazy for doing that, but we were looking at apartments far out in the suburbs so we weren't anywhere near all of the chaos.  We did see a lot of cops on the highway as we were driving down from Maine.

I made smoothies for us to drink in the car as we drove!  This one had bananas, blueberries, and raspberries.
We had five apartment showings set up for Friday and Saturday and we stayed a night in a hotel with complimentary breakfast.  We love complimentary breakfast!  We really liked two apartment communities that were pretty similar to each other, and I think we've made a decision on which one to go with.  Now we just need to fill out our applications and hope that we get accepted.

Things have been pretty crazy, but I'm really starting to look forward to the upcoming wedding and our move to Massachusetts.  Fun stuff!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Boston Here We Come!

We found out for sure this week that Boston is the next stop on the Presley Express!  (cheesy I know)  Last Friday, Will had an interview with a guy named Dale who works for a company called Red Point Global which is based out of Wellesley, MA.  I guess Will's dad knows Dale somehow.  But basically he told Will that he has a job for him if Will can find out whether it is legal for him to do the job when he hasn't passed the bar yet.  Will talked to an attorney on Monday and found out that yes, it can be legal with the proper paperwork and stuff.  So he is taking the job and we will be moving to Massachusetts in late May or possibly June.

It's a relief to actually have something figured out.  The next step for us is to find an apartment in the area, and that could potentially be difficult.  Especially because we have an 80 pound German Shepherd that we don't plan on getting rid of!  But we've already set up viewings of a couple places that we're going to look at in a couple weeks when we take a short trip down there.  In fact, William just booked our hotel for the night.  Free continental breakfast, yeah!

Why would you not allow this cutie to live in your apartment complex???

I'll be able to keep my job with Outskirts Press when we move, which is nice.  But I think I might check out my options in Boston once we get there, because who knows?  I might find something really cool to do there.  And I'm looking forward to checking out the Jazz scene in Boston.  It looks like its pretty huge and sounds like it might be competitive too.  But I'm tired of always wanting to do jazz gigs and not actually doing them.  So I think I just need to do it.  I have some musician friends here in Portland who are willing to help me make some demo recordings so I can show them around when I get to Boston.  Isn't that sweet of them?

Even though I'm tired of moving around all the time, I always get pretty excited about starting over in a new place with new people and new things to do.  I'm not sure I understand it.  Does that make me weird?  Probably...

Have a good week!