As of one week ago, Alastair has been living in Napa. The American headquarters of the international company that he works for is there, and they transferred him there without any problems. In about six months, he will make his way to Chicago to live. This means that we can actually live together as husband and wife. I don't even know what that feels like, because I have never had the chance to experience it.
While I could join him in Napa, I am very invested in my program and am going to finish it here no matter what it takes. We also need an urban environment at this time in our lives, so Chicago will be the best place for us.
Speaking of Chicago, I MOVED to Chicago! My friend Goda (who I have mentioned many times on this blog) just bought a 2-bedroom/bathroom condo on the north side of the city, and I'm living there with her until Al and I get our own place next year. I am deliriously happy living there, because it's such a fun and vibrant area. I have my car here, but I never need to drive anywhere since there are buses and trains at my disposal. Gosh, Chicago is such a wonderful city.
Since Goda just bought her place, she had a "condowarming" wine and cheese party. Do you remember her wine and cheese party earlier this year?
She had the same creative wine glass labels.
One of the best parts about living with Goda is that I get to sample the left-over cheese from the fridge. Oh man. I really love my life right now. Let's just get my husband to Chicago!
I hope that everybody has a wonderful and safe holiday!