Thanksgiving Week/End With the Birds

And I don’t mean turkeys.

This past Thanksgiving/Weekend was mostly about moving. My entire apartment in North Carolina was full of furniture. Full. Someone could’ve moved in and not bought a thing. I should have gotten some tenants and made some extra cash. $$$

So, in order to get my couch into my new place I needed to first to get rid of Michael’s. Which meant driving a Uhaul both ways to and from NC. The thrill. Thankfully, with some years of ambulance driving experience, Michael took the wheel.

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See the crate? Yep, this one was along for the ride.

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That little green lady is Mercedes. Michael’s first love. And my new roommate.

Oh, but once we arrived there were more of her kind.

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Sam is a 36 year old cockatoo who loves everyone and is the loudest creature on the planet. He hops around the dinner table and steals food off of people’s plates. Rude. But hilarious.

Wallie is a lovebird. He also loves everyone and likes to nest in my hair.

We spent the first night of Hanukkah at Michael’s mom’s house with some family that was in from Hong Kong. It was great to finally meet them and we ended up staying up way past my bedtime talking about family stories and life in Hong Kong.

Thanksgiving day was dedicated to packing. Michael was helpful.

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It was chaos and I think I managed to pack my entire apartment in about four hours. Which was good because we had Thanksgiving dinner to get to! Picture more birds, some food and typical Thanksgiving antics. (Me drinking more glasses of wine than everyone else because it’s a holiday and in my family that’s what holidays are for.)

Friday was a whirlwind day with another Thanksgiving dinner at Michael’s dad’s house and dinner with his Mom and family again at a Raleigh staple, The Pit. Oh wait, barbecue, vegan, you say? The Pit has some amazing barbecued tofu. Which is actually seitan (wheat gluten). I wish I had taken a photo of it because it looks like meat. It tastes like meat. Its made of wheat. With some grilled veggies on the side. Om nom nom.

It was a great ending to a great visit. Because early Saturday morning my belongings had to make themselves into the UHaul.

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This is what we call teamwork! Moving is FUN! Woo…

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Emptiness. Honestly I thought this would be a sad moment. But after stressing over getting it all packed and moved out in three days while trying to simultaneously spend as much family time as possible during the holidays I was so ready to be out of there and done with it all.

And now, back in Atlanta! Most of my stuff is in storage on site but my couch made its way here. And enough pillows to make a human sized nest… and don’t think I haven’t thought about doing it. Like, after I write this post.

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Currently this place is chaos. But I have vision. I always do.

I need to refinish that coffee table because obviously it’s the same color as the couch. Thoughts???