My mother’s china has been packed in a box for 27 years.
I have taken it with me from city to city, to nine different homes, but have never had the cabinet space to display it.
Well, today it sees the light!
Isn’t it beautiful?
After all those moves, I unwrapped each piece with some trepidation, but only one was broken.
It somehow seems fitting.
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Tagged china, decor, design, family, history, home, love, mother, moving, packing, Travel
I handed over the keys for my New York City apartment to my broker on Thursday and flew off to Chicago.
My new place won’t be ‘mine’ until Tuesday, so until then, business trips — and generous cousins in a nearby burb — are providing shelter.
I’m used to living out of a suitcase, so this vagabond period doesn’t really bother me. But it is somewhat disconcerting to not have keys to anything.
We spend so much time looking for our keys, carrying them, losing them, finding them…and now, I got nuthin.
My cousins, on the other hand….
They’re just showing off.
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Tagged apartments, business trip, Chicago, cousins, family, hone, Humor, keys, life, living out of a suitcase, moving, New York City, suburbs, travrl
I began plotting my move to Manhattan at the tender age of eight at the dining room table in our tiny farm community in Kentucky.
It took me a few years, and I made some stops along the way, but I made it. And I’ve a spent the past decade here in the Big Apple.
Thank you, New York City, for being everything that little girl dreamed of and so much more.
Tomorrow I begin a new adventure in Chicago. I feel like a kid again, and just as excited!
Posted in Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged Chicago, child, dream, farm, girl, Humor, Kentucky, memories, moving, New York City, thank you note, thanks, Travel
The Egg is moving from Manhattan to Chicago at the end of July, and today, even my supplies are feeling the occasion!
Posted in History, Holiday, Home, Humor, New York City, Travel
Tagged Chicago, Fourth of July, history, Holiday, Humor, Independence Day, moving, New York City, packing, patriotic, red white and blue, Travel
Since I graduated from college, I have lived in four cities.
I like moving. I like change.
I have spent on average seven years in each city before I got ‘the itch’ to make a move.
Someone asked me recently if I ever considered moving back to any of the places I’ve already lived. Honestly, I have not.
Moving has always been an opportunity to discover a new city, new people, and a new way of life.
But will I say never, though? Absolutely not.
That’s when I’m guaranteed to reappear!
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Tagged change management, college, don't look back, home, Humor, life, moving, new city, new home, Relationships, Travel