So we decided to buy, put an offer on a place, after further negotiations, it was accepted. Now we
will be consumed by homeownership. And all of the financial stability and uncertainty that come with it.
Since I last posted, I've moved out of my home in Pittsburgh. I wrapped up the grading for my two summer courses. I became ABD (all-but-dissertation... aka advanced to candidacy with an accepted project proposal). I moved my things into a garage in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. I found a lender for my mortgage and signed the appropriate papers. I scheduled a closing date and began planning for how to decorate my new home with my partner. And I've moved myself to DC for a Smithsonian predoc. Things have been hectic. And stressful. Retail therapy was kept to a minimum but I did manage to buy a dress to reward/console myself for surviving all the changes. I am not unscathed... and I got into many stress-fueled arguments with loved ones over the speed of the changes (which were largely out of my control anyway). I wasn't going to keep the dress. But I really really like it. So much so that I posted about it a few weeks ago, here. It magically popped up on the website the other day.
Cute, right? Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra dress in Ochre. Shown with a gap cardigan, volatile shoes, and my mbmj softy max tote. I also want to keep one of the ones I was supposed to return.
Now that I am somewhat settled... sort of, anyway... I will be able to post regularly again!