Wow wow wow! We’ve officially been in our home for two years! It feels like we’ve only been here for a minute, honestly. Time truly flies. I laugh when I think about the day we saw our home for the first time. We had been living with family to save up, and were house-hunting for well over a year at that point. When we left to meet with our realtor for an afternoon of home tours, I told Tom this was the last one for the year. If we didn’t find “the one” that day, we needed to take a break. House hunting is EXHAUSTING mentally, physically and spiritually, and we had been to so many showings with little success. Not to mention, our wedding was just around the corner. I didn’t have the bandwidth anymore to focus on both. And as if the universe heard me, we found our home that day – it was one of the last ones we walked through. Friends had told me that when you walked into “your” home, …
When we moved into our home (almost two years ago now!!!!!), Tom and I debated over which space would be our living room. He voted to have our living room in the front of the house, I voted the back. The ceilings are high in the back of the house, it’s out of the way (aka we don’t need to keep it tidy all the time) and the natural lighting is a bit better back there. With our friends on my side and my great persuasion, our living room went to the back. Win for me! As time went on, though, I had a change of heart and had to do the slow crawl back to let him know he was right, and we should give the front of the house a try. You have to be able to admit when you’re wrong sometimes, I guess.
I love New Jersey’s official Twitter account right now for reminding me what day it is. Never have I felt caught in a loop of endless days – well, not counting that annual week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Prior to the shutdowns, my husband and I basically only saw each other on the weekends. I always looked forward to Saturdays because it meant the work week was over, but also because Tom and I would get to spend some time together. Usually we would go out with friends, head to a local bar or restaurant, go to a movie, I can’t go on or I’ll get weepy about the outside world.
It’s been about a month since I’ve posted last and I figured I should just check in. Much like the rest of you, I’m sure, the current state of the world has impacted my daily life quite a bit. Thankfully, it hasn’t impacted me in a serious way — my health is good and my family are safe, and my heart is with everyone who is facing hard times right now. Last week marked a month of being home, and I’m just doing my best to make this feel normal. Some days are better than others. In fact, there’s always exactly one day during the week where I find the energy to exercise with the free weights I have. It is what it is.