I'm actually in a pretty good place with the moving process. All my stuff is in the new place, and it's mostly all put away, but I'm down to the odds and ends that don't have a place yet. I even registered to vote at my new address!
I just realized it's been a month since my last post. Well, I knew I'd be inhumanly busy before too long. The heat finally broke in LA, and it's so nice. Moving furniture in 100+ degree heat was not my favorite, and it led to a little tension between Alex and I.
We both needed a break really badly, so our long weekend in New Hampshire could not have come at a better time. We flew into Providence on Thursday, and stayed the night at his mom's place in Niantic, CT. We had a little birthday party for Alex, and stayed up late drinking wine by the fire pit outside. In the morning Alex showed me around his little seaside hamlet. We had breakfast at a coffee shop called Sol, and then trawled around the Book Barn for a while.
They should call it Book Wonderland
A whole bazaar of books!
It even has a garden, and lots of friendly cats
And the New England-y-est kids play area ever
I was so charmed. Alex bought a copy of "Leaves of Grass," and then we had to boogie to get on the road to New Hampshire. It was a long drive, but pretty, and I got some local apples from this little farmstand.
The International Monetary Fund was formed in this room in 1944
It was so beautiful: sunny, but cool, with the leaves starting to change. The resort was built in 1902 for rich city folk to escape the summer heat. It felt very grand and old money. (It also looked a little bit like the hotel from "The Shining.") We spent most of the time strolling around the grounds, sitting on the expansive veranda, drinking wine, and eating rich food (lobster!).
Having drinks on the front veranda with the fam before the rehearsal dinner
Saturday picnic lunch on the back veranda, courtesy of the bride and groom's welcome basket
Quick trip up the mountain in the ski lift
How gorgeous is that light?
It was great. Alex's uncle's wedding was lovely, and his family were all very warm and welcoming.
Love this face
Let me tell you, the wine was flowing
Pretty centerpieces and place cards
...white folks dancing! I wish I had captured this better
The beds were so comfortable. And the best part is, there was nothing at all I had to do. No responsibilities. I read the whole 4th book from "The Song of Ice and Fire" in 4 days, thanks to long flights and car trips.
I'm so pleased I was able to stay home and decompress today. I did a couple of errands and a little more unpacking, but all at a relaxed pace. Tomorrow I'm going to hit it a little harder, but today was for settling in emotionally to my new home.