I had just gotten home from the gym this morning when Felix meandered in, hoping for a snack. I looked down and immediately noticed a big splotch of yellow on his back. I immediately thought “great, one of rotten pups has finally peed on Felix.” I knelt down, picked him up to carry him to the sink, but stopped when I smelled…flowers?
It took me a few minutes to realize that he’d been smelling and rubbing his whole body in my anniversary flowers from Neil and that he had not in fact been R. Kelly’d by the dogs. Cats live such a charmed life.
Clive looks as if he’s pleading for you to take him away from us. I can’t say that I blame him. The boxes have completely taken over the house and it’s stressing poor Clive out. The cats on the other hand love it, and every box has dents in the middle where the cats have jumped and laid on them.
They also enjoy climbing into everything. Apparently Felix is ready for Project Food Blog 2011? I hope our moving help appreciate fur with their cold beverages.
The only area that isn’t completely covered in boxes is the “office,” and it’s only because we’re working right until we have to carry the couch out. I feel like we’ve been trapped in this tiny pocket of the house, and it’s starting to get a little claustrophobic. Everything that isn’t getting packed is also collecting on the table and that’s not helping matters any.
Here is the front room. The boxes were originally a lot higher, but it was freaking Clive out so we’ve moved most of them to the bedrooms for now. I really thought we were minimalists until I started packing. Now I’m not so sure. I feel like I should have done more purging, but I don’t know what else I would have gotten rid of?
Another easy weeknight meal we put together yesterday, Soup and bread with White Bean and Garlic Dip. We’ve been living mostly on our soup stock and had picked up a baguette on markdown from the grocery store. I came across this recipe a few days ago and knew that the ingredients were just hanging out in the pantry, waiting to be packed into boxes.
It’s as easy as mashing the beans adding the other ingredients and stirring. As I’ve packed up nearly everything in the kitchen, I did it with a ladle. It’s super creamy and the perfect complement to toasty bread or crunchy veggies.
Tonight and tomorrow we’ll finish packing and tying up loose ends with work and then it’s off to move to our new (to us) home! I can’t wait to show you more pictures and I hope to post them before we lose internet for a day or two. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
The boys outnumber Libby and I, which makes it easy for them to hog the couch and assemble themselves into the weirdest sleeping positions. Why don’t they cuddle with me like this?