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Connected to the internet again, thank goodness! Between a long move and some delays scheduling the internet provider's installation visit, I've been largely without internet except at school and at cafes for the better part of ten days now, which is not a state to be desired. Having the internet at the new apartment is what makes it feel as if I'm now fully inhabiting the place.

News from my end:

* I own far, far too much stuff. I don't think about myself as someone who owns much because I try so hard not to make purchases, but I'm just now realizing that I also rarely throw away anything. Ever. The new apartment is larger but with less closet space, which means I need to mend my ways.

* The better half and I have instituted something we're calling "pajama day." The rules are very simple: pick a weekend day and stay in your pajamas all day, no exceptions. It's astonishing how relaxing this is. Once you've settled on this, there's no guilt about doing the grocery shopping or getting out to do something or see someone--you just lounge, for hours.

* Cherry blossoms! Pear tree blossoms! Magnolias! DC is in full bloom this weekend. It's a perfect storm of a weekend: the "peak" has fallen on a weekend--and not only a weekend, but one with beautiful weather (sunny with temps in the 70sF/mid 20sC) and one that falls at the tail end of the spring break for some of the public schools. The metro stops near the famed tidal basin and monuments are so crowded you can hardly move. Once I find my camera cord (*meeep* so many boxes), I'll post some pictures!

* Enjoying the poems posted for (Inter)National Poetry Month by flisters liseuse, secretsolitaire, and musesfool. Happy April, all!

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shadowycat
Apr. 12th, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
Happy April to you, too! I hope you come to really like your new home. I look forward to your pictures. Spring is sprouting all over the place. :D
magnetic_pole
Apr. 12th, 2015 08:33 pm (UTC)
It *has* sprung, just in the past few days! Every year I forget how quickly it changes from late-winter to spring. (And I tend to forget it can change back too--I shouldn't pack away the sweaters just yet.) Happy spring, SC! M.
lash_larue
Apr. 12th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC)
DC in full bloom is a beautiful place, despite being infested with assholes.

Do enjoy the lovely weather, It won't last long, sad to say.

L
magnetic_pole
Apr. 15th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Heh. Truer words...

Hope you're doing better, L! M.
kellychambliss
Apr. 13th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
Ack, I hate moving. Glad it's over for you. I hope you'll like the new place.

Looking forward to the pictures.
magnetic_pole
Apr. 15th, 2015 06:28 pm (UTC)
...and now I'm stuck with several dozen unopened boxes containing stuff I really have no room to store. :(

But the worst of it's over! I've got to focus on the bright side... M.
islandsmoke
Apr. 13th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
Settling in = peace! Glad it's over with; I can sooooo identify with the never-throw-anyting-away issue. *gug*

As for spring... FINALLY! There's still snow, but it's going fast. I have a few crocus in bloom, some daffies budding up, and water and mud everywhere. Oh, and the gold finches are turning gold, and the woodcocks and many other migrants are back. Mornings are getting noisy.

Last week, when the field was still covered with snow - and I don't mean the six inches of fresh stuff, I mean the "old" stuff - it was hard to believe that I'll be mowing the lawn the first week of May. Today it's easier to believe. Second day in a row in the 60s, and tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same, I believe. There was a pair of hopeful looking ducks checking out my neighbor's still-frozen pond, but that's gonna be a while. Peepers will be here soon, and then there will be no going back.
magnetic_pole
Apr. 15th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ergh, I've got to get better about passing things along or throwing them out. There was a meme a few weeks ago that, among other things, asked how many pairs of shoes you own--do you remember that? Folks said sensible things like "six" or "a dozen." I have more than thirty, saved over two decades, but no street shoes that haven't worn a hole in the sole, so my feet get wet every time it rains. What am I thinking?

I didn't get a chance to comment last night, but I LOVED your photos showing just how deep the snow got! I could hardly believe that one showing the mailbox almost buried.

Happy mud season to you, S! M.
secretsolitaire
Apr. 15th, 2015 01:16 am (UTC)
Pajama day sounds awesome! \o/

Our trees are just starting to flower here -- so exciting.

Glad you're enjoying the poems. ♥
magnetic_pole
Apr. 15th, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
I love the icon you chose for that comment!

Really, pajama day is the best thing ever. I'm not sure why I can't relax with the possibility of errands hanging over me, but this cuts that issue off at the pass. Highly recommended if you have the same issue! M.
gentlespirit
Apr. 15th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
Yay, pajama day! And Internet! All good things!
magnetic_pole
Apr. 15th, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! Yes, good things = good. I need to focus on that, not those boxes in the living room... :) M.
cranky__crocus
Apr. 19th, 2015 12:56 am (UTC)
Pyjama day sounds perfect! (Though I am currently in my pyjama bottoms, and went grocery shopping anyway... That was not intentional. I intended to pick up my teenage charge and bring her home; instead she dragged me along grocery shopping.)

I intentionally do those sometimes, unintentionally other days (and you're right: on those days I'm more tempted by the idea of guilt) but never tried doing them with any conscious regularity. That might be fun! Although I think what I need most are comfy-clothes days with limited Internet use, for only x amount of time in a sitting or y amount of time in the day, or something. Instead mostly reading or writing or creativity or being outside (soon I'll have a yard so I can do that while sticking to PJs ;D ).

International Poetry Month! I didn't know that. I did know it's International Jazz Month, so I've been listening to plenty of jazz--though I would be anyway--and researching what interests me. Perhaps I should throw some poems in along with it! I used to read the poems.com poem of the day every day; I miss that.

What a lovely post! Glad to have you back in Internet-land, however late I am to say so. (:
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