Home Sweet Home <3

The move is almost complete, and I love love looovvvveeee my new apartment. Let me tell you why.

When I wake up in the morning, the sun is shining through my windows over Lake Michigan, and I can look out and it FEELS like a city apartment because I’m higher up than the buildings surrounding mine. I note this because in the ground apartment I just moved from, I got ready in the dark. Boo. Sunlight makes such a difference!

I can get ready in the bathroom and my walk-in closet while listening to the morning news (in a bright, sunny apartment…did I mention that yet? : ). In the previous apartment, I got ready in my room, had a cave for a closet, and never watched or listened to the tv because it was in a separate room.

When I walked outside this morning, it was nice and quiet and I could smell the lake (which didn’t smell bad, but rather refreshing) I was much farther away from the lake before.

Oh, and TBF and I found what may be one of our favorite places for a quick, cheap dinner around the block from my place. You order at the counter which means you don't have to wait for a bill at the end and they bring it out to you when it's ready, and they have outdoor seating which is awesome in the summer. It's casual, but still a treat. Their menu is NOT healthy, but that’s what makes it so awesome. It ranges from pizza to chips and salsa to mozzarella sticks…and margaritas. Random..and awesome.

The commute to the L is a little longer but totally worth it.

I don’t have the internet (which means no posts on the weekends), but I do have basic cable. Yay for free tv! This means less money spent and less time spent sitting on the couch on the weekends. A major plus.

Oh, so have any of you Chicagoans (or anywhere else) watched Sunday late night tv? I think it may be my new favorite thing to do…I’ve never seen anything more bizarre in my life. It was all pre-recorded (with a bad camera) stuff that people submit to the local tv station. I watched a bunch of women line dancing for about an hour (and yes I joined in, HA!) and then I watched The Lords of Q with cougars dancing all over the place drunkenly for a good half hour. It. Was. Hilarious. Please, watch and share what you see with me, I’ll look for it next Sunday.

I feel I must note this: Don’t get me wrong, I loved my old apartment, too, but I’m in the honeymoon phase of this apartment where I’m seeing all the new, fun things. Just wait, I’ll start complaining about things like my showerhead being all funky and making weird noises, and how I feel broke as a joke from all the forgotten expenses I didn’t budget in (true statements)… :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!!!


The Northerner said...

We are moving from a basement to a place with light and I can't wait!!!

kLl said...

I love the feeling of moving into a new apartment. I'm dying for that feeling right now as I'm suck at home till my job situation settles. I hope your honeymoon phase doesn't end too soon and you get to live it up for a while.

I changed my URL by the way. It is now OhIJustLoveIt.blogspot.com. I was told this morning it didn't update in reader :(

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Ahh, GOOD new apartments are the best. I would love to live close to Lake Michigan! I'm sure it's super wonderful to have a walk-in closet as well. Jealous!

CTB said...

Your new place sounds great! Hope the honeymoon phase lasts forever!