Love is all you need (20 days away)

Now that Eric is has moved into the apartment that will be ours in 3 short weeks, it is so much easier to believe that we will indeed, be married after all these months of planning and arranging a million small details.

There are still a lot of boxes and not much furniture, still things we need, and things we need to find a place for.

I hung the sign over the window that a dear friend made for my DC bridal shower last week. And those Beatles lyrics hace proven themselves to be nothing but pertinent! We eat little meals on boxes and fold out chairs, and smile and squeal with excitment.

And that banner says it all.

Two-headed man gives birth to twins

Sorry, that’s all I have on that story. But now that I have sucked you in….
This is what I look like right now, so you don’t have to take me seriously if you don’t want to.

My family always mocks me when I look a little crazy, so I am trained to feel guilty for not caring when I look like a lifeless little elf. But really, I am sitting next to an open window and the air is actually quite crisp. I have a blanket over my lap and I just finished the last of my hot coffee. My fingers are currently, dare I say it, freezing. Sure, I could close the window, but then how would I know it was fall?
I am enjoying feeling miserable as sort of my revenge on the disgusting audacity of the high humidity of the past two weeks.
Can I say some things? These are some things:

1) I am getting married in 27 days and I cannot stop daydreaming. If I could quit my job and spend the remaining 27 days doing nothing but gazing out the window and twirling my hair, I would.

2) Eric and I are moving him into our apartment today. We got the keys from our nice landlord last night. And I am sort of going crazy from excitement. This is not helping #1. Or my current appearance.

3) Who doesn’t enjoy a witty person?

4) I am currently reveling in the wit of G.K. Chesterton via his book Orthodoxy. When an author makes you laugh out loud, is that not the best treat?

5) I am craving New York City right now like nothing else. Sorry, the cool breeze just reminded me that I have yet to visit NYC in mild temperatures.

6) Back to my new friend, G.K., he says good things like, “if a man would make his world large, he must be always making himself small.” Isn’t it true that prideful people can never have an adventure? Little, humble children find the world the most awe-inspiring.

7) Also, “The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.” Frightfully true. Which only confirms even more, my theory that I am going mad. I have to wear my pointy hood over my head occasionally, for if I always talked myself out of it, I could lose my mind.

8) And he said this, which made me laugh: “It is one thing to describe an interview with a gorgon or a griffin, a creature who does not exist. It is another thing to discover that the rhinoceros does exist and then take pleasure in the fact that he looks as if he didn’t.” Yes, context would help, but that is why you will now go read this book in its entirety.