Yesterday we picked up the last few items, bureau, bike and shop-vac, from our old apartment and handed in the keys. It was strange to see the apartment empty once again but I can’t say that we will miss it. I am excited to move into our new place and have been looking for new organizational ideas on The Container Store site as well as for new furniture on Ikea.
And now we say ‘GOODBYE’ to our old apartment:
Goodbye kitchen with no counter space and no hood over the stove….
Goodbye bedroom I will miss your wonderfully large his and her closets….
Goodbye double living room/dining room with your painted shut windows…..
Goodbye office; whoever claimed you could be a second bedroom was crazy….
Goodbye ridiculously small bathroom….
Goodbye porch with the gross carpet you served us well-for storage that is….
Goodbye big ugly blue house it was an okay 2 years but it is time to move on.
Now we are living with my parents until our new place is ready which is nice but it’s hard not having our own space since my parents downsized a few years ago when I moved out and their house is really meant for 2 people or a weekend visit but right now it seems it may be a few week visit. One of the benefits however of living with 2 other people and a father who loves nutbutter is having a wonderful supply of jars for Oats In A Jar. This morning my dad made the coffee and I made OIAJ for the two of us.
OIAJ: (serves 2)
Requires 2 mostly empty nutbutter jars
- 1 cup of oats
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 1t cinnamon
- 2t chia seeds
- 1t raw sugar
- 2T maple syrup
- 1 banana, sliced
Bring the oats, almond milk, water and cinnamon to a bowl and then turn down to low until the oats are thick. Stir in the chia seeds, sugar and maple syrup.
In the bottom of each jar put 1/6th of the banana and then top with oats do this 2 more times and you are ready to eat!