And there is just no getting around a couple of wonderful things– we are in a cute house, and the shopping here is amazing! No, I’m not talking about fancy stores and boutiques. I am just loving that I can go to World Market and find cute, practical things for cheap. And TJ Maxx! And Target! It’s all so reasonable, and the selection is fantastic. I never would have even know this, if I hadn’t spent so much time frustrated as I was trying to get these things in Germany. I know these goods will be very expensive in England as well, so there is a bit of a catch-22 going on– the need to conserve money now, but needing certain things and knowing we would have to spend a whole lot more on them later. Here’s something funny: I was able to pick up an awesome German chef’s knife on clearance here, which I never, ever would have been able to afford in Germany! Other things I’ve wished for are kitchen utensils and ceramics like these:
As soon as we found out that we were going to be moving into this house, I went and bought this elegant little water dispenser (with discounts, only $10!) at World Market, knowing it would look so pretty on these white counters:
So, although it’s all very tentative, I’m having fun. There is one little spot in our house that is composed and really pleasant– our little eating nook in the kitchen.
The news that we’re making another major move is still so fresh for us, and it’s a strange time of limbo. We love our new little house, but we are already looking for homes near Cambridge as well! I am so glad that I love setting up living spaces…