Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Setting - Revised

Guess what?

Yes. I have a bed. An actual, real-life mattress and boxspring and metal frame, with pillows and sheets and blankets.

It’s beyond perfect to fall asleep at night with the humming breeze of an AC unit on soft layers of linens.

Goodbye random couches and blow-up mattresses. You were fine, but this is better. So long hardwood floors and people’s apartments on Wall Street where I didn’t even know whom I was staying with. You were not so fine and now a thing of the past.

I have a bed!

Below are some pictures of the apartment. My wonderful parents drove to NYC with me to help piece together my room (however the journey up here was less than enjoyable) and now I really do feel as though I live in Astoria, New York.

Thanks to everyone in Newark who let me crash in their room, on their rooftop, or helped me acclimate to city life. And a big thanks to the parents for helping me move a bookshelf, desk, and mattresses up three flights of stairs ;)

Kitchen table

One side of the kitchen...

...and then the other.

The books I just haaad to bring.

All these little details were gifts from fabulous people.

The media center... and of course the heels.

Please step over two steps into my office.

Couldn't get rid of those gals.

Can you believe it all fit? Nope, neither can I.

There is still one blank wall over my bed to decorate, and I really want a plant as a pet. But after that, I'm done with this move!



Little Mandy said...

Little Britney I love your room! It is fabulous and so you! :) Also, I am so glad that you have the picture hanging over your desk of all of us :) I can't wait to come see it all in person sometime!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great blog update. I think you captured the whole move. I'm so glad you are finally settled. We definitely created a memory, from the hellish ride up to Astoria, to moving all your stuff three flights of stairs where I almosty passed out, to the beautiful outcome which is now your new home. I loved every minute even when I had New York road rage!!! I am so proud of you!!! You have adjusted very quickly to CITY living. I was impressed with your knowledge of the subway system and how to get around the city. I can't wait for my next visit and making new memories. I LOVE YOU!!!!! mom

Katelyn James said...

Bitttty!!! LOVE IT! I'm taking bets on how long it'll stay clean like that! haha Who knows, maybe NYC will make you super clean and tidy:) Welp! I LOVE it!! Absolutely LOVE it! It's soooo not the sketchy NY apartment I was envisioning when you first found out you were heading up there! It's super nice and classy!!! ah! When can I visit?! I'm so excited for you Brit! But seeing you all weekend was such a tease!!! I miss u already! muah!