My activity levels, for example. Every time I take the dog out, I walk 0.4 of a mile around the building. 3 times a day, and that’s 1.2 miles or 30 minutes of walking. I don’t even have to add in an exercise routine if I don’t want to. I’m already walking 30 minutes a day more than I was before we moved in here!
And then there’s the “doing stuff during the day.”
I used to consider myself a good wife if I at least did 1 load of laundry and 1 load of dishes. Laughable, I say. If I haven’t done 3-4 loads of laundry in a day, something’s up. The dirty laundry pile here seems neverending. Everything in a bag or box is being washed before being put away or donated to Goodwill.
Right now, I’m sitting here, waiting impatiently for FedEx to deliver our dining room table and chairs. I know they’re supposed to come today, so I’ve put off coloring my hair red and taking a much needed and deserved shower until they’re delivered or Adam gets home from work (whichever comes first).
As far as everything else goes, I had a really fun weekend. We celebrated Adam’s father’s birthday, and we attended a party in Indiana where fireworks are still very much legal. The after-the-4th celebration was amazing.
I have to say that I’m proud of myself for my conduct this weekend. I had a serious panic attack at the party when some of the paper from the firecrackers hit me in the face, right under my eye, and I went to the car wanting to leave — but after I took some of my anti-anxiety medication, I was able to rejoin the party and enjoy some really beautiful fireworks with some great people. I even had a seizure that night, and no one noticed (I don’t think) but Adam, because he was holding me.
So, I guess you could say that our social lives are improving too. 🙂 I even met a guy who composes who might be down for songwriting with me.
All in all, life couldn’t be better right now if I asked for it to be. I mean, a money fairy could always come by and drop some goodies down on us, my friends, and my family. I wouldn’t shy away from that. But you’ll never catch me complaining about my current situation.
I love the location of our new apartment. I love the family-owned meat and produce market that’s up the street. I love the shopping around here and the easy access to transportation. I love our apartment itself. I feel like my whole life got upgraded.