Sunday, December 07, 2008

Thanksgiving, Part 2... and House!

The number of boxes is shrinking, and it makes me very happy to see an increasing amount of floor space. The cats, on the other hand, are enjoying the vast amounts of crinkle paper. Morgana in particular was having a great time.


My new kitchen is quite a bit smaller than my old kitchen. You're looking at the whole thing! There's relatively little space for food in the cabinets, but there's a Whole Foods within a 5 minute walk, and they're building a Trader Joe's across the street. I guess I can afford to suppress the worst of my hoarding impulses.
The appliances are awesome, by the way. Gas stove, amazing fridge, and a great microwave. Yay!


My craft corner is also nearly complete. The second bedroom has my Ott Lite, my comfy chair, and all of my knitting/crochet and cookbooks in it. The entire closet is taken up by yarn, fiber, cross-stitch stash... I'm planning on reducing that drastically. We have very little closet space, and it doesn't seem entirely fair that I'm taking up the bigger of 2 closets with craft stuff. The yarn diet is going well, by the way -- I haven't bought yarn in over a month!


The cats love our two story windows. We have a loft-style living room with lots of light, and the fuzzies have figured out how to jump from the fireplace onto the window sill. It's a new favorite spot.


As you can see, we have a lot to be grateful for this year. For the first time ever, we both have real jobs. Our families are doing well. We have cats, a new home, and a shorter commute. I hope things stay good for us, and that the situation around the world gets better soon.


A happy belated Thanksgiving to all... I'm off to start visiting the blogs of my online knitting friends, for whom I am also grateful. It's been over a month, but now I have time to catch up!

21 comments:

fleegle said...

Congratulations on your new home!

And thanks for the compliments on my Triad scarf :)

Bonnie said...

Great kitty pics! Glad to hear all is going well in your new home. You are so lucky to get a Trader Joe's right across the street. How convenient!

adrienne said...

Congratulations! It looks great :)

Alma said...

Lucky kitties! Crinkle paper and a serious new favourite spot.
My cat boys are a bit jealous.

Carina said...

Small kitchen means easier to clean kitchen. :) And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who hoards.

Your new home looks so nice. Lovely windows are always nice to have. My mom taught me to always look at the windows when buying a home.

Bezzie said...

Ha ha! I love the disembodied Morgana in the paper head!! Too cute!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Congratulations!! It looks like the move has gone great!! Love the new place :)

And yes, we all have a lot to be thankful for! Glad to hear you had a nice holiday!

bookgrump said...

Congrats on your new home! If I were one of your kitties, I'd jump up in that spot too. Can they see birds in the trees from there?

I envy your future Trader Joes and your Whole Foods. Lucky you!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I love Trader Joes. Whole foods, meh. I love your cat pics, too. Morgana appears to have been undamaged in the shipping.

Rocky Moreno said...

Congratulations on your new place, very pretty!

Lara900 said...

very nice home! And I love how the cats understand all about being decorative.

Thanks for your blog comment about the different Xmas socks...

Gingerbread said...

Yes i hope things around the world get better for everyone to.Your kitchen looks fine,and isn't it great to have an area for all our crafty things. You made me think about my stash and i have a large bag of wool to take to the charity shop which i sorted through. Just one thing,now i have a big space, what if i buy more? Julie.C

Jo said...

I'm glad to see you are settling in place :) I hope to see more pictures when you have unpacked more boxes - and I can empathize with paltry closet and cabinet space!

Marcy said...

Lovely home! I hope you keep a box of crinkly paper for the kitties.

sgeddes said...

A new home is exciting. Congratulations. Glad to have you back in our online neighborhood!

katesaid said...

Welcome home!

It would be so cool to live anywhere remotely NEAR a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. Maybe in the next house...

knottygnome said...

congrats!

i love your kitty peeking out from the paper. reminds me of mine and the messes they love to make.

Mary, Mary... said...

Congrats on the new place and good luck with the yarn diet. Uh, we used to have a spare bedroom and now it's the yarncave, office and XBox space....

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

oh I'm jealous of whole food and trader joes and those hardwood floors!

Maureen said...

Love the new place!! Cute window shot of the cats too!

Linnea said...

Oh, that's an awesome kitchen, even if it's smaller than your old one! The woodwork is really lovely.

Rorschach is sitting on my lap staring at the screen - think he's jealous of the prime window space. Congrats on the new home!