These are all of the things that happened this weekend


It is Monday.  Again.

Monday is a difficult way to spend 1/7th of one’s life.

However, I’ll have you know that the weekend was a raging success.  I moved all of my earthly belongings out of my apartment and into a storage unit – mainly thanks to my mom (who packed my entire household while I worked on Friday), and my dad (who carried everything down 3 flights of stairs on Saturday).

I mean, what would I do without my parents?

Be stuck in this apartment forever until I die and am eaten by wild dogs, that’s what.

For the first time in my life, I rented a U-Haul.  It was 14′ long.  I drove it up and down I-25, and didn’t kill anyone in the process, so I deserve a medal or a certificate or a badge for my Brownie sash or something.

I sold my old car stereo on Craigslist – a dresser, too.  Who’s $100 richer?  [thumbs]  This girl.

When the move was over – and oh Lord, did it take all day – my dad asked me what I was going to do to celebrate.  I didn’t have to think twice: “Go on a walk take a shower shave my legs watch Netflix go to sleep.”  And that’s exactly what I did – asleep by 10pm – what a gift.

The Netflix I watched was “Winter’s Bone,” which, while not exactly feel-good and uplifting, was pretty incredible.  Also, it shows the actual gutting of an actual squirrel, so now I have yet another skill to serve me on the Oregon Trail.  Take THAT, Matt Whitman.

So, that was Saturday.  But SUNDAY?  Was incredible.

First things first, I had clean hair and shaved legs from the night before.  Hallelujah.  I went to church and drank two cups of really good coffee from the coffee table.  Hallelujah again.

After church, I came back to my now empty apartment, changed into comfy clothes, and drove (in Subaruthless) to Evergreen.  This is how happy I felt to be driving (in Subaruthless) to Evergreen:

(By the by, those front seat-covers?  Came with the vehicle and are totally heinous and I’m going to remove them.  JUST FOR THE RECORD.)

Anyhow, I drove to Evergreen to go hiking.  Hiking!  Which I haven’t done since October!  The pine needles… the blue sky… it was like kissing nature on the lips.  With tongue.

Afterwards, I drove straight to Karmen‘s house, where she served me green grapes and crackers with cheese.  Then we walked to a little stationery shop, and I spent $20 on some cards that I cannot wait to send.  Then we walked some more, and we talked about life and love and other enigmas, and I was reminded why I am so incredibly thankful for a friend like her.

Oh, and this whole time, I was wearing that same baseball cap.  Just so you can get a visual.

Eventually, I made my way to Target (girl’s gotta get her eyeliner and Wheat Thins), and then home.  I heated up leftovers, and thought about some new song ideas, and wound up eating some of the aforementioned Wheat Thins with goat cheese on top.

By that time, the sun was setting.  A phone call to someone I am fond of, and then time to go to sleep – in my apartment which, yes, I am still camping in until March 31st.  Hey, I paid my money – I’m going to eke out every last cent.  I am a total squatter – sleeping on the floor, the necessities in a suitcase or two, bottle of half-gone Pinot Grigio in the fridge.

Welcome to my life, y’all.  Pleasure to have you.



  1. Katie on March 28, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    Pleasure to be here. And what a CUTE hat.

  2. Val on March 28, 2011 at 8:48 AM

    You’re adorable.

  3. linda on March 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    hey annie, i saw you at church a few weeks ago but didn’t get a chance to say hi. so HI. also, i’m jealous you can wear hats like that. my head is friggin huge. sounds like a good weekend, and i hope a great week follows!

  4. Sarah on March 28, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    SO curious as to why you’re going to be homeless/ where you’re headed, next.

    I know it’s none of my business, but it does keep me reading. You look like you’re having fun w/ “Subaruthless” :).

  5. Ginger Ciminello on March 28, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    “The pine needles… the blue sky… it was like kissing nature on the lips. With tongue.” I’m going to write this on the quote board in our kitchen. Maybe I will memorize it and recite it sometimes at parties.

  6. jasonmichael on March 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    How very northwest of you. Subaru and a short brim hat. If you were wearing Keen’s you’d have the trifecta.

  7. Nashville Miranda on March 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    The retired, gray-haired hippy woman that lives inside me (untamed spirit???) thinks you should keep the seat covers.

  8. Alissa on March 28, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Love the 1/7th comment. That’s how I (and apparently my ” on the fritz” computer) feel about Mondays as well.

    But… where are you moving too?? Waiting in suspense.

  9. shanna on March 28, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Tim and I just read this at our computers next to each other in the Nashville library, talking about how funny you are.

  10. Amanda on March 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    You sound kind of giddy. I like it.

  11. Riley McCormick on March 29, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    clean hair and shaved legs do wonders for the soul.

    also, really proud of your u-haul driving skills. whatta woman.

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