Mommytoo asked when is the big move?
As many of you know, or may not know, the plan is that we are in vermont for a short time. We had thought that we would leave Brooklyn in the early summer after Jpants was born which we did. Then the plan was that we would go to our final destination (Denver) in late October. Well,things have shifted. We are now thinking we will make the trip after thanksgiving. And this week we have been kicking around the idea of staying here until after christmas. The truth of the matter is that I am having a hard time thinking about leaving. I am often, read almost anytime we talk about it, teary. H. is sad too. We decided to live in Denver when we were living in NYC. I don’t think either of us felt ready to live in a rural place. It seems very doable now. And we like it alot. Of course, Vermont is easy to love in summer and fall. Maybe we would feel differently if it was winter. I would be surprised if we were not living in Vermont before Jpants is in school. But then again, Denver is so so good because of H’s family and Jpants’ cousians. It is such a complicated decision.
Olive asked what was the first year of H’s and my relationship like?
H and I had known each other for quite a while and had always been attracted to each other. There were a couple of things keeping us apart mainly H being in a relationship and us being on the opposite sides of the country. H broke up with her long time girlfriend and moved to my side of the country in a time when we were not talking. (We were not talking because at times it was very difficult to be in this strange limbo relationship that was really a very charged friendship.) H contacted me out of the blue about a month before she moved to NYC and I learned of all the changes in her life and everything was suddenly different. We were talking on the phone almost every night and our relationship was an eventuality. Anyway, I think the second weekend that she was in NYC she rode the chinatown bus up to Boston and we were together from then on. We would spend our weeks in our separate cities but the chinatown bus that was only 15 dollars each way was a godsend. In the spring I moved to NYC for an internship and we lived in different neighborhoods. We would go to one home to another and in August we decided to move in together. Our first year was a magical time. It was a time of deep connection and great fun. We would explore the cities, cook amazing food and talk for hours at a time.