Today is my first Monday not working. I will be spending the day packing though. Ugg why is packing so hard?! I don’t even have that much stuff. How do people pack a house? Last time we moved I hardly packed. Well I also had hardly unpacked most of my things in the 11 months I lived at that apartment. This time I reduced more of my things and I have to actually pack things into boxes since they will be sitting in storage for months. Last time we just threw stuff in the car and took multiple car trips.
The good news is I sold my microwave and table over the weekend. I think I have a person to buy my desk too. That reduces the big furniture we have to store. I just have a bunch of boxes, but really I don’t have a lot of stuff. I have quite a few boxes of books. I never bought a bookcase in the last 2.5 years so they have stayed in boxes. Also since I always felt like reading books as they came out and Amazon was easier than the library, my book collection grew a bit…next place, I should probably get a bookcase.
Anyway back to the weekend. Saturday I avoided packing by meeting up with some of Brian’s family in NYC. Brian decided to work so he can pay me the other half of rent 😉 (kidding, but he did decide to work). I am more into the NYC adventuring. OMG it was crazy crowded though. Even the train people were standing when we had another hour to go on the ride. I bought a book and read on my kindle for the ride.
I got to NYC and grabbed a snack and checked out the Macy’s windows a bit.
Then Brian’s cousin amazingly recognized me as I was walking through Times Square. I was pretty impressed they somehow ended up behind me. We first went to get tickets for a show. The line was HUGE! It took about an hour in line and while Brian’s aunt waited, we stopped in the M&M store and Hershey store. Even those stores had lines to get in!!
We then had lunch at Burger Heaven which was especially delicious being that it was already 1pm so we were all hungry. Then we headed to see the Rockettes!! It was my first time seeing them and it was fun. You were also allowed to take pictures and I brought my actual camera and got some nice photos. We had close seats.
After the Rockettes, the street was mobbed. I mean we all were like bumper cars shoving and knocking into each other. It was the only way to get around and I couldn’t help but laugh when we were stuck in a crowd and you have to flow with the crowd. Also have to love how the street crossing is two ways and you will see people trying to get by the other way. It was nice to eventually get some breathing room once we crossed a couple streets.
We walked by the Christmas tree. My first time seeing the tree as well!! I think this year’s is one of the biggest too!! It was beautiful and yes very crowded at Rockefeller.
We walked around to see some of the lights. Saks on Fifth Ave had an awesome show that we caught part of. So many lights, so many people. It was chilly but honestly I am thankful it wasn’t snowing or raining.
We parted ways shortly after 5:30 as they had to catch their bus and I had to head to the train. I got turned around at one street but found the station and made it to the station with 4 minutes until my train was departing. I went to my track and HOLY PEOPLE!! I started to head down the stairs and all I saw were tons of people. I still wanted to see if I could make the train and managed to shove my way towards the escalator. The fun part was when the escalator came to the bottom and the door opening was more narrow so we all would just run into people. Then finally I got on the platform, there were tons of train cars and I got a seat. Not a window seat, but a seat. Halfway through the train ride I was able to get a window seat. It was pretty loud, lots of talking on the train so reading wasn’t as successful on the way back, but the ride went by pretty fast and I made it home shortly after 8 in time to take a hot bath and use up some bath salt.
Sunday was all about packing, except it started with making pancakes and blogging. I wrote up some posts and then started to sort. I mean where do you begin… I started with my file drawer and sorting stuff to shred. Later in the day I borrowed a shredder from my friend.
For lunch, I ordered chicken wings. I was craving some Saturday night and skipped dinner Saturday so told myself I would order wings Sunday. I had sweet potatos to use up as well and cooked those up. I invited my friend over and we watched 2 more episodes of Fuller House and ate wings, salad and sweet potato fries. Here I thought I basically had no food and would starve but I didn’t even have to leave the apartment and ordered wings. Gotta love ordering online!!
I spent time sorting my closet and packing away the things I know I won’t need for my trip. I also put together a give away pile that my friend enjoyed looking through. Then I stocked my friend up with protein powders, spices and more from my pantry. I think that is pretty good payment for helping or watching lol. Her husband was like, I’m not sure we need more stuff.
In the evening I heated up my chicken wings in the oven since I no longer have a microwave, but they heat up better in there anyway. I watched a Christmas movie, working on this post and then went to shredding paper before packing up some more things.
Moving really makes you think twice about the stuff you buy. It also feels good to get rid of so much.
Thanks Katie for the link up and congrats on your beautiful baby girl!
What’s one thing you did this weekend?
Have you been to NYC during Christmas season?