Yes. I’ve finally finished a new layout. I am quite pleased with it. It only took me two months to finally get this thing up. In my defense, it was a lot of work to build this from the ground up. AND I am now a working woman! 40 hours per week, plus 2 hours a day commuting means that I don’t get a lot of down time. And on the weekends, I just want to relax. Or explore. But lately it’s been so hot that all I can think about doing is relaxing.
Also, I know I promised pictures of the apartment. And it’s finally clean! I can’t have the entirety of the internet thinking I’m a giant slob or something. But I was sick all day today and it’s still not up to par, unpacking-wise, yet. Soon, soon. I promise.
Other things of interest: the Job is okay. Not terrible, not great. In all honesty, the people are awesome. They really are. And I have my own office, which is pretty cool (but lonely!). I shelve books, sort books, throw books away, and check books out. I mean, I love books. I do. I think that I’d like it better if the books were interesting. But they’re not. And I freeze all day and I’m stuck in an office all by myself. But it could be much, much, much worse. It pays well enough, and, like I said, my co-workers are awesome. I just wish I had a little more people time! And it’s not all boring all the time – we have lots of parties. Lots. And, yesterday, Hillary Clinton stopped by.
I’m going to let that sink in.
Continuing. Yes. I still can’t believe it. I mean, how many people can say that the Secretary of State was in their building yesterday? I guess that’s one of the perks at working at a school made for cranking out state department workers. And spies. Oh, yeah. I should mention that too – one of our professors was just sentenced to life in prison for spying for Cuba. I work in a freaking spy school.
Okay. Like I said, it’s not all boring all the time. 😛 Just when I’m stuck in my freezing cold office by myself destroying my soul because I’m throwing away books.
In other news, Eric and I have settled in nicely. It’s wonderful to finally have our own space and make it, well, home. And it’s definitely becoming a home, which I am thrilled about. I’ve lived in 5 places in four years and I’m so sick of moving and leaving and I just want to stay here for more than a year. I think we will. We love it, the cats are happy (even Phoebe! She’s become such a little snugglebug) and the building is fantastic. I couldn’t ask for more. Unless there was a balcony involved. Then I’d be all over that.
It’s also nice to finally be on our own. Like we’re actually adults or something. While we’re both pretty homesick for Columbus, I love living here in DC. I love the opportunities that we have, and I love that we’re together.
Pictures next time, I promise. 🙂 For now, enjoy the view that we have from our rooftop deck:
Like I said, it’s great to be here.