I really thought I would cry buckets when this day came, but honestly I think I left my emotions somewhere back in April. I plan on picking them up again sometime in August with curtains for the new house where we are currently hanging sheets. Yes, the new house, yes sheets, yes we moved. It all happened rather quickly and I do feel two things over and over again: exhausted and grateful. So so grateful and so so tired and so so compelled to tell each and every one of you college graduates this Great Truth in Nina’s 2014 Commencement Address summarized:
Make friends who like to move.
Yes. This will be a lifelong gift to you. Make friends who like to pack and organize and transition and clean so when one day you are standing in the middle of the road wondering which house to head into next and honestly not caring if any of that STUFF arrives because it is really just burdensome, these friends keep you hydrated, while designating and filling up your new tupperware drawer.
You need these friends more than a 5-year plan. You’re welcome.
We are living a crazy miracle over here. One that keeps me squinting and tearing up and whispering “thank you” under my breath because of the awe I feel. Awe, I find, does the impossible- I lose my words.
So I’m done for now, except to say, our wonderful, one-of-a-kind downtown Williamsburg house is for sale. And we aren’t living in it, (though our furniture is.) So it’s move-in ready. I love how it looks without us living in it…I just gaze at the pictures and think of moving there. Please disregard the too-high chandelier in the dining room pictures. I forgot to lower it before the photographer came and it makes me cringe like when I see pictures of my girls with their hair a mess. Oh the regret.
Here’s a link to the house listing: http://postlets.com/s/104-braxton-ct-williamsburg-va-23185/11353450?tab=description. How I love this house- it is charming, filled with character, and unlike anything else in town. It gave us so much. Please pass on the info to anyone who is interested…Thanks friends…