So, I’m now a Chicagoan. And to be honest, I have many mixed feelings. I know it’s because this is a huge life change and it’s new and overwhelming. I’d lived in Ohio all my life, and in Columbus since 1995. This is huge! So, here are my thought processes often:
– Oh my God, what did I do?
– I miss Aidan.
– Where the hell am I going to put this? Who built an apartment with no storage? I mean, who thought it was a good idea NOT to include a medicine cabinet?
– Wow, look at that skyline. I can’t believe I live here now.
– OH MY GOD I LIVE HERE NOW.
– I want to go [insert place here], but I want to figure out how to get there by train rather than by car or bus.
– Oh God, does that mean I have to DRIVE?
– I need to drive and get used to it so I can stop being freaked out about it.
As the place comes together, I feel more at ease, though. And so does Lucy. At first, she hid in the closet, then under the bed. As more of my stuff gets put out, the more she ventures out.
The cats are a soap opera like whoa. When they first met, Crookshanks sniffed Lucy through her carrier and started purring. Later, Lucy started hissing at him and growling. Crookshanks is very sad at her rejection of him. He comes up to her and makes a couple friendly meows. She hisses and growls and maybe even yowls, and he makes a sad little meow and walks away. Today, he decided to force her to play with him. He was even doing the rolling on his belly and being submissive to her, but she was throwing a seriousl hissy hit! It was really funny. He’s determined to make friends with her. I just think she needs time to explore and whatnot. She’s out and about now; he’s asleep on the bed beside me.
Since I’ve been here, I’ve had Avanti pizza (which crimsonghost_oh totally loved), and Hot Doug’s! And McDonalds, because I’m on a kick again and need to get off of it ASAP. Adam and I went downtown last night and I took some really pretty pictures on Michigan Avenue. I also just took pix of the apartment. I’ll post them once I find my card reader or USB cord to get them off the camera and onto the computer. At B&N, I used my gift card and got an AWESOME pretty blue lap desk. It’s already gotten a lot of use! And… and… Adam let me watch hours of America’s Next Top Model that he recorded for me last weekend.
Living with Adam is weird now, only because it’s surreal. Even though the closet is filled with my clothes and my books are all over the place, it still feels like a visit and that I’ll be heading back to Columbus in a few days. But, as newwaytowrite commented to me, it’s going to take 21 days to get my bearings, so I’m giving myself time to do just that.
Off to unpack the rest of the kitchen stuff. ‘Til next time!