Spring Cleaning

Posted on April 15, 2013 by

What’s happened in the last two weeks? A quick rundown and a few events.

We went roller skating at Holiday in NJ two weeks ago. This is one of my favorite things I’ve done in Philly. I went once the year before. Tuesday night is adult skate and there’s an actual guy playing all the songs on an organ.
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It’s really fun!
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I also bought my first pair of adult overalls. I’m really into them.
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Said overalls on the day I got them. Had to show the world, of course.
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That week I decided to buy my friends truck. So that should be squared away sometime within a month. I haven’t owned my own car ever. I don’t really neeeed a car. I’ve gotten by just fine without one for the past ten years, but whenever I want to use a car it’s to haul something, so I figured I can get something a little less practical for now since it won’t be for every day use. I’m stoked!
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I also got to work on my back yard. I tilled this whole thing, since it was pretty much just a dirt patch anyway.
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Our soil actually ended up being really nice and filled with earth worms, so I decided to plant a small shade garden, even though I didn’t intend on doing a garden this year.
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It’s just a little one, and just greens. I planted grass seed over the rest of the backyard to try to make it green. We will see if it comes in.
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Rover likes lying around in warm dirt, though, so he’s happy about it for now.
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That weekend, Mikey had an acoustic show at his house. It was a quick matinee show, which was nice, since the weather was so nice and everyone wanted to be out and about.
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Post-show, we were about to go see Spring Breakers but decided against it after driving down there because we realized we all weren’t in the mood to sit in a theater, so we got mexican food instead.
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Then we went back to Mikey’s and had our first fire of the season.
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Rover in the front yard the next morning.
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Earlier that week, my nanny baby turned one year old! Here’s us on his birthday.
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On Sunday, Mikey and I went to his birthday party.
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Drinks for all.
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Birthday boy Will.
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His older brother, Harry.
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Will and his Mom, Naomi.
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Since the weather has turned over, nannying has been a lot nicer! The days go by much faster when we can hang out at a park half the day, and the warm weather is wearing the boys out so their naps are longer. It’s so much less stressful than it was last month, when one of my kids was having a really tough phase and wasn’t sleeping at all.
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These are the days that make me love being a nanny.
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Will!
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What else is new? Rover started obedience classes with his pal, Sprocket. Rover knows a lot of basic obedience but doesn’t really focus when he’s outside or around a lot of stimulation, so I thought a group class would be good for him so he could practice his skills when a lot of other stuff is going on.
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A new cat neighbor, peering in my bedroom window from their own window.
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This weekend, stopping in for late night snacks.
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Daytime hangouts in the neighborhood. Post brunch, we ran into the neighborhood flaneur, Omar.
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We stopped by the thrift store and found that they were having a 50% off sale on furniture, so these chairs were $15 bucks.
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Saturday night there was a big show at Glitoria, which is just two blocks from our house.
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It was a stacked lineup. Attitude Era played first, then Swearin.
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Ovlov
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Black Orchid was there serving up an all-you-can-eat feast.
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Waiting for Tenement to play
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Sunday, my roommate Guy and I painted the living room. Then we swept and mopped the whole house.
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Mikey kept us company while he got some work done.
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We ended the weekend with a house dinner and meeting for the new line-up of our house. In two weeks, Tiff and Mikey move in. Super stoked!
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Posted in Philly Life | 4 Comments

4 Responses to Spring Cleaning

  1. dave@aol.com says:

    Rad

  2. Nord says:

    so I don’t know if this is a weird question, but are you and Mikey going to be sharing a room? (lest the answer seem an obligatory yes, I once lived in a communal/group house with my bf and we each had our own rooms. Of course over time his turned into our “living room” / music room sort of room and mine was more the bedroom one. But nonetheless they “belonged” to each of us and if we wanted to we could use that ownership to get a little space of our own, decide what would or wouldn’t go in that room, etc.)

    cheers!

    • Ramsey says:

      Fortunately, I have a lot of experience in this realm. We actually have THREE rooms between us, we each have our own studio, and then we’re sharing a bedroom. So we have plenty of personal space. We’re both people who need a lot of alone time to work on personal projects and we both respect that about each other. We also both have previous five year relationships under our belts so we know a lot about what we need from our partners! I lived with my previous partner in three different scenarios, once in a warehouse space with another roommate, once in a studio apartment in France, and once in our own apartment where we both had studios and a shared bedroom. There were things I liked and disliked about each scenario but living in a studio apartment where we just shared a bedroom was definitely the worst! Space to breathe is really important in a relationship.

      I’m also a neat freak/control freak so I need to have a space where I can totally call all of the shots, which is what my studio is.

      • Nord says:

        It definitely helps to have a degree of maturity and experience under your belt so that you know what you need. At this point I don’t think I would ever share a bedroom with a boyfriend ever again. Preferably, I wouldn’t co-habitate at all, but I know that in certain circumstances it gets too appealing and I might cave in. but I would always need my own room at the least.
        I can’t imagine each having their own room AND a studio!! That sounds amazing. I shared an apartment with an ex boyfriend in which we shared a bedroom and even shared a DESK. Needless to say that did not work out well!

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