Well I held true to my word and got TWO of the 4 rooms in this place re-arranged, and re-decorated. The entry hall has new pictures hanging and fresh decorations among the bookshelf shelves. The living room has a giant mirror that is normally probably between $80 and $100 that I got for the steal of $40! It fits perfectly above the couch. Also some additional pictures were put up and the small white bookshelves I got before leaving Maryland now flank the side of the couch and next to the entertainment center, where I hope to eventually put a chair of some kind. The office has a fresh shelf on the wall, and the calendar is switched to September! The kitchen is the new home for all the Americana decor that was in the entry way. It looks way better in the kitchen. =) Plus I got caught up on all the dishes.. that's a major accomplishment. Hopefully by the end of the week I can spruce up the bedroom and clean up the bathroom.. small details. Literally since those rooms are small.
Sunday dawned with gorgeous cooled off temperatures. I. Love. Fall. That is all there is to it. I love football games and bbq's where you have to slip a sweatshirt on after dark. I love having the windows open all day. I usually love having the windows open at night too. Unfortunately I can't do that in this apartment cause the light from the stairwell shines right in on my eyes, and I cannot sleep with light like that. I can't stand any light while I sleep. Plain and simple. Anyway, back to fall. I love jeans and sweatshirts weather and being able to wear my boots without making my calves sweat. It's just a perfect season. But it also makes me miss Rob a lot.. this season also makes me feel really happy and in love. Unfortunately my other half is in Kuwait. So I will just shower all my love on Piston. =) I'm sure he will be thrilled.
Yesterday evening I was invited to a BBQ with all of Rob's family, We had so much fun. There was crazy Mexican music, alcohol and amazing food. It was a good time. Minus having to leave early to come home and finish homework due at midnight. Regardless, it was nice to get away for a bit. And they have all accepted me as if I am their own. Which makes me smile super big!
And finally, today I got to see an old friend and his new love that I hadn't seen since I moved back. We had Chipotle, and sat outside talking for well over an hour. I'm so thankful for the good friends I have. Even if they all aren't close (like my best friend Al who lives 45 minutes away...) or easy to meet up with (like Lindsay who's work schedule conflicts with my work schedule more often than not). When we do get to see each other, it's like we see each other everyday. That's what makes good friends.
Happy Labor Day all!! Hope it was a swell one. =)
I'm headed to bed, since work will be here before I know it.