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Oh, September! I signed electronically on the dotted line a week ago and suddenly, I realized: it’s over. I’m moving! This space that I called home for ten long years is not going to be mine a few months from now. Somebody is going to take the keys, redo the floors, renovate the bathroom, paint over the shades of aqua and teal that I remember choosing so carefully. I never grew bored of that colour palette, not once, nor did I ever regret taking on this space that I found on Craigslist of all places (true story!).
My signature didn’t even really look like mine, as electronic signatures never do. There was no picking up a pen and signing in ink like there was 10 years ago. There wasn’t any excitement, really. It was done in the click of a button. Click to sign. Confirm. Thank you. If you’d like to print a copy, click here. That’s it? Anticlimactic, if you ask me. Perhaps a little more bittersweet than anticipated.
Ten years is a long time for a person to occupy the same space, and I still remember visiting other spaces 10 years ago, spaces with broomsticks as “security systems,” places that didn’t feel like I’d ever call them home, until I found this space. It took me a full 2 years to make the decision to sell this place and to move on. There were numerous debates, lists of pros and cons, questions, so many questions… and now the feeling of “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” That feeling was inevitable, wasn’t it? I want to skip forward to the part where I’ve moved and I’m settled. I want to know that the decisions I’ve taken in 2017 were the right ones. I need to know that I didn’t make a mistake. I want to feel the comfort of my new space. I want to know it will eventually feel comfortable, like home.
The countdown is officially on. I will have a new apartment come September 29th, and I will officially sign over the old one to its new owner on November 1st. It’s sad, but it’s also exciting! I wonder what the first thing that I bake in my new oven should be. Feel free to leave me some suggestions in the comments! I’m quite certain the first thing I unpack will be my oven thermometer so that the transition to a different oven than the one I’m used to will go smoothly because clearly, I’m a nerd with a new oven.
September reading list| What I’m currently reading
Because we could all use some distractions from life (and the scary things happening in the world), here are some books to read:
- David Liebovitz’s A Sweet Life in Paris (find it on Amazon)—this book makes me smile as David Liebovitz tells the story of what it’s like to move from the US to France, as an American in Paris. It’s quite funny!
- Hello, My Name is Ice Cream (find it on Amazon), which I will tell you more about soon. It’s a book about ice cream and the science of ice cream and frozen desserts. This book is full of useful information if you like to make ice cream and also if you like to eat ice cream.
- Bravetart (find it on Amazon)—I cannot wait to bake from this book. I’m a big fan of Stella Parks’ and I know this baking book is going to be a winner.
September 2017 DESKTOP CALENDAR
Below is a September 2017 desktop calendar, free for you to download. Simply click the size of the image you need below and the image will open in a new tab. Then download that image by right clicking on it to save it to your computer. Find the file in your folder of Downloads and right click on the image title to set the image as your wallpaper/desktop image. I’ve also included a smartphone download so you can make your phone screen pretty!
Image source & recipe: Watermelon ice & lime pots de crème
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