I no longer just have a house; I now have a home! After another Saturday full of unboxing, I finally have everything put away and all of the rooms decorated with a bit of Melanie style. (Ha, because "Blair has Flair!" I'm pretty sure that campaign slogan was an intrical part of me obtaining my best friend, or maybe of her obtaining me rather... who knows any more).
You have no idea how good it feels after three months of cleaning, painting, moving, unpacking and decorating to be completely done. The celebration party will certainly be happening sooner rather than later, so if you're interested in joining in on the fun just let me know so that I can share the date with you.
Everything has really come together in the nick of time. I am starting my training for marathon number three THIS WEEK. I'd still love to have some company so if anyone's interested, let me know. And if not, I could certainly appreciate some spectators on race day. I promise watching a marathon is pretty painless and actually rather interesting. Many people find it inspiring. :)
This has been such a busy summer between the move, some running, work getting more and more hectic, a decent bit of traveling, a little bit of dating, beginning some volunteer work, and quite a few fun evenings with friends. I wouldn't trade any of it, but I am glad that my life is finally slowing back down a bit and giving me some more time to get back into a more normal groove. I feel like I was walking around in a state of exhaustion there for a while, so apologies out to anyone that got less than the best of Melanie at any given time the past few months. I promise I'm back to having a bit more free time on my hands.
I used some of that free time last night to check out the new movie Superbad. (Note: A special shout-out to a specific dear reader who felt that a post should be written about the terrific evening that was had. You know who you are, and I hope this will suffice since I didn't realize you would go looking for such a post before the evening was even over, ha.) Now, the MSN Movies article about its $31 million opening weekend (so far) describes the plot as "pals on a quest for alcohol to impress the foxy host of a party." This is quite the understatement.
I won't spoil the details for anyone, but I must say that I laughed a good bit. I have a new appreciation for "These Eyes" by The Guess Who. I bet that's one song that will see higher downloads over the next few weeks. And I'm still cracking up over "They said in health class that would happen." So, if you decide to go to this movie, be prepared for any number of things... the movie is indeed a comedy, but often due to what some might consider a bit on the lewd and crude side.
Today's been a relaxing day. I can't explain how good it feels to know that I have my free time back and no longer live in the midst of a house of boxes. Tonight starts a new week... a new week that I'm looking forward to. I hope everyone finds something to smile about today. And I promise to write about more interesting things than unpacking now. :)