Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Life: Traveling and Staying

Since mid-April through mid-July, I am/have been traveling every other weekend. While it's fun to travel and either explore a new city or revisit the familiar, I was happy to give the suitcase a rest for the much needed three day weekend. On Friday, we were allowed to leave when scholars left which meant I was lunching with Margot at Sarbeths by 2:00. I LOVE Sarabeths for breakfast, especially with my Dad because he lets me order like half the menu, but I've never been for lunch. They had this chicken ciabatta sandwich that we definitely should have split but we each ordered our own. This sun was shining and the bubbly was delicious so it was an ideal kickoff to MDW. I also discovered that the Rooftop Garden Cafe at the MET is open again for the season. There's a new instillation which we didn't quite understand but it's better than last year's house recreation and the views are just as spectacular as I remembered after a long winter away. This will always be my favorite spot in the city so I definitely want to try to go again before I leave in ONE MONTH!

Speaking of moving, this week has been so stressful with trying to secure movers. Apparently, the last week in June is the busiest week of the year for NYC which makes for one hectic process. When I moved up here, we drove the truck ourselves and hired movers on both ends. I thought we could do this again but getting a truck out of the NYC area costs three times as much as Charlotte and then I couldn't find anyone who was available for a labor only move in NYC. Literally, I contacted 30 moving companies. I counted. I had two movers give me an estimate for them owning the entire process door to door, but I don't like the 14 day windows they give for my things to arrive in Nashville. As of the past 24 hours, I may be on to something though... still ironing out the details of getting a certificate of insurance and securing the date (multiple folks I have to gain permission from) but hopefully, I can secure movers, find a truck in south Jersey, and then find movers in Nashville. Oh my goodness, moving is stressful! Here's to hoping before next week's update, I have it all sorted out.

I'm headed down to Tybee Island this weekend for my best friend's bachelorette party. I'm so excited by slightly bummed that I'll miss our first ever Senior Signing Day back at school. I've been working so hard the past two years for this moment specifically, but I already know where they are going and I got a sneak peek during rehearsal today. During the bachelorette planning when the I noticed the conflict, I asked myself which one I would want to remember more in ten years? I feel like so often, I choose work and I wanted to choose my friend. The signing day is really about my students and their families and a time for them to celebrate. This weekend is about me celebrating my best friend! Can't wait!

Snap of Henry from one of our long walks through Central Park this weekend. By walk, I mean Henry laying in the grass just like this! 

I'll be back next week! (This is already by second post in one week - I meant the comeback!) 

xoxo,

Danielle 

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