Friday, July 20, 2012

Midwest is Best

So I escaped the clutches of rural Illinois and I'm now in the city.  The first night I stayed at my parents' I had a massive allergy attack. Happy homecoming.

I saw my friends for a few days then moved to Chicago on one of the hottest days of the year. I also discovered the AC unit I purloined from Mom and Pop's crawl space was blowing warm air.

Since I moved into my new "bedroom" (read: spare room that is nonetheless larger than a child's closet)   the wardrobe I bought from Wal Mart collapsed and my inflatable bed popped. clothes everywhere.

I woke up on the floor on Monday and had to roll out of the cocoon of sheets and pillows. Not a pretty sight. Also my back wasn't pleased for the rest of the week.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Reverse Wagon Train

I finally escaped Wyoming. Sometimes I still pinch myself to see if it's real. Moving day was a hot, hectic mess. My sister failed to estimate how many possessions her family has so we needed a last minute U-haul addition. Even then some of Heidi's furniture got left behind.

I mostly moved light odds and ends and got a weird tan line because I was wearing bermuda shorts. 

We left around 7 PM, drove for a few hours then pulled over to sleep. My sister gave me the choice to be in the hotel room housing the baby or the dog. I chose Dog. Of course Dog promptly escaped and ran down two flights of stairs. Although the dog whined softly all night and piddled a little on the way out, I made the correct choice. Baby stayed up all night screaming.

This song was in my head the entire trip. 

The next day we drove all through the great state of Wyoming. Shame I only got to experience the beautiful parts of the state through the car window. I drove through Wyoming and Nebraska. In my opinion Nebraska can secede from the Union at any time. 

Baby slept some, but mostly screamed for her DVD to be changed every 15 minutes. And for endless cheese crackers. 

Second night in the hotel was more peaceful, Dog was mostly quiet and Baby slept most of the night. 

Next morning I drove through Nebraska to Missouri and by which time we discovered "blankie" had been left in the hotel room. Heidi told Makayla that blankie was on vacation with elmo. Makayla was not satisfied with this answer. 

We made it to Illinois and arrived in O'Fallon. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

First of all, I am alive.

I made it through the cross-country trek with the baby and my sister.

Survived a few days at my parents' house.

Now I'm in Chicago and I have transitioned into full hipster mode (I'm typing this on a typewriter).

I've had many awkward adventures that I'm too tired to type tonight but rest assured they're coming soon.

Spreading my little butterfly wings presently.