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So. After four years together D. and I have decided to take The Next Step. We are shackin' up and will be "living in sin" since we're not married. (I apologize now to both of my Catholic Grandmothers but I'm thankfully not their first naughty grandchild who has lived with a boyfriend or girlfriend before marriage. I mean this is the 21st Century, right???) I'm renting out my condo and will be moving into D.'s house next month which is, like, really soon! I haven't even started packing yet. However, since he doesn't have a huge closet I have gone through my two closets (proof that I have way too many clothes!) to pick out the clothes I haven't worn in awhile to give to charity. Let me tell you, this is more difficult than it sounds. I feel like Meryl Streep in "Sophie's Choice" who has to decide which child she has to leave behind and which child she will take with her. But it's just something I gotta do.
I also have to leave my bedroom set I've had since I was eight years old behind for my tenant and abandon my lovely light pink walls, my pretty, pastel-colored bathroom and my glamour photos of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in my living room since I told D. he had to get rid of his giant wolf picture circa 1994 in his bedroom. It's only fair right? We're compromising ; ). Luckily I get to take my guest bedroom furniture with me to use in the main bedroom. I wasn't sure this was gonna happen because he had mentioned his distaste for pine furniture a couple of times in the past:
Me: "What don't you like about pine???"
Him: "It kind of scares me. It's creepy."
Me: "You're creepy."
How can someone be scared of pine furniture???? It's like being scared of ceiling tiles! (I hope he's not reading this and if he is I LOVE YOU BABE! You're the BEST!!!) Thankfully he overcame his fear really quickly. So anyways, this weekend I'll be going through my cupboards and throwing out any extra sh*t I don't use or need and will be moving some of my stuff over to D.'s house. Then the actual Big Move will take place in a couple of weeks. He basically has given me free reign on decorating YAY! (with the exception of pink because he "can't handle it") but I'm not sure yet how I'm going to combine both of our styles together and I don't want him to feel like I'm taking over his home completely. I want to make it our home. If anyone has any suggestions on this topic please let me know. And if anyone has any tips on living with a boyfriend please send those my way, too! This will be a first for me. Thanks : ) Have a great weekend everyone! And to the Canadians who have Monday off have a great LONG weekend!!!