December 11th – Packing

I leave for North Carolina tomorrow.
Ashley, out!


December 7th – Getting Down to Business

My name is Ashley and I used to write decent blog posts.
I came back home at a better hour than I normally do. The last month has been a whirlwind!
Matt has been living ten minutes away from me for the last month. We have seen each other every day! These are the ways in which this move has changed us:
1) Less sleep! I stay at the “Honeymoon Cottage” until after ten every night. Matt is still adjusting to a new home and is paranoid about oversleeping. But luckily for Matt he is finding he can function just fine on only six hours of sleep.
I, on the other hand, neaely fell asleep at lunch after consuming two cups of tea and four cups of coffee this morning. Hence, why I am home earlier tonight.
2) Grocery Shopping and Eating. This is the only place where Matt and I have differences of opinion. He wants to do the majority of the grocery shopping at the two cheapest stores he knows every week. I would normally agree with his philosophy. But said stores are a half hour drive away. I believe in buying our groceries every two weeks at those stores sans guitar, vegetables, and meat products and purchasing those nearby as needed.
I think this will be a dance between us that will take some time before we start to find a pattern that is natural to us.
Matt and I eat every meal together except breakfast during the week and lunch during work hours. And I am pretty sure we are bothgaining weight! So this week I am going to make an extra effort to cut down on side dishes.
3) Our Relationship. We get to talk about every little thing that crosses our minds outside of work. The result is we have become so open and laid-back. I wish I had an example, but this late at night none come to mind. Our communication was good before. But now it is excellent!
I cannot help but wonder what will come in the months ahead until the wedding. And I wonder how our relationship will change again after we are married. This is certainly a ride, but I would not do this with anyone else by my side.