June 2014 archive

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry SconesI like to think of myself as somewhat of a relocation expert. After six moves in the last five years, I think I’ve earned the title.

And as a relocation expert, I’ve developed a checklist of things that must happen before a new house/apartment can be considered “home.”

Blueberry SconesThings like:
Unpack all boxes.
Decide which kitchen drawer will house the silverware.
Hang all photos/art on the walls.
Find a favorite grocery store.
Buy groceries.
Meet at least one neighbor. Bonus points if they have kids.
Develop a new daily routine.
Memorize new address.
Actually write new address on forms that require a current address.

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That One Time We Moved to New York…and Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry-Rhubarb PieI’m just going to come right out and say it. We moved again. Strawberry-Rhubarb PieNo elaborate explanations. No lengthy apologies for leaving you hanging for weeks on end. We’ve been through quite a few moves and life changes together, you and I. I like to think that we’re at that point in our relationship where it’s totally cool if you don’t hear from me for an extended period of time. And then one day, I just pop back into your life. And we eat pie and catch up and it’s like we never spent any time apart. (more…)