I knew it was going to happen, I knew I'd end up liking them instead of being able to maintain the bitter feelings I had against them. Last night, I was reading on my porch after talking to my cousin, Aly, and they came home from a walk. They said hi, I said hi, and I decided to try to be a little neighborly by asking how they enjoy their new home. We ended up talking 'til after 11pm. It's true, I can talk 'til I'm blue in the face to just about anyone, but I really like these two (Allison and Travis). We talked about our condos; the things we liked, the things we wished were different, etc. We chatted about school (they are attending the local university, church (we go to the same church, though they probably wouldn't have guess it for awhile if I hadn't have mentioned it because *ahem* I haven't attended for several weeks and will be missing the next two), books, movies, our lives, etc. They were really easy to converse with and I took a lot of pleasure in spending time with them. Oh, and I found out that the other 2-bedroom condo on our floor has been purchased, so I was going to get neighbors no matter what, so how could I stay bitter? They are a young, attractive couple, married in May, and just as nice as can be. I like them and I'm glad we're neighbors. There, I said it.
This is a less happy story, but I hope it has the same conclusion. Actually, to be fair, I think I could really get to like my roommate, Liz, but she is never there without her fiance, Jeff. Turns out that "his house" is really his family's house, so of course they're going to spend all their time at our house; no parents! Still, it wouldn't be horrible except Jeff thinks we should all be the best of friends and keeps suggesting things we can all do together. That's not how I roll, buddy, but thanks anyway. I don't want to be unsociable, or make her feel like I don't want her there, because, like I said, I think I could like her a lot. I just need to adjust to having someone in my house, and it isn't helping that there's two people instead of just one. I'm such a baby.
I love it more every day. One of these days, I'm going to take pictures and post them so you can all see it, although most of you already have. :)
That's right, I'm going on vacation - a 7-day cruise to Canada and New England. I'm driving up to my cousin's house Friday evening, and she, my aunt (her mom) and I are flying to Boston Saturday evening. The ship leaves Boston Sunday and we have four ports; St. John, Halifax, Sydney (all three in Canada), and Bar Harbor, Maine. I am so excited! I hear there's French spoken in those parts of Canada! Wouldn't that just be too awesome for words (unless they're French, then hopefully the words will positively flow and I won't sound like an idiot)! As I planned what clothes I'm taking, I prepared for the weather to be hot and humid. Last night, I suddenly remembered that this cruise is going to be a little different than my last two cruises - I'm headed north, not south. So, today I looked up the weather for our port cities and the average temp in September is in the mid-60's! How fantastic is that?? I may actually have to wear a jacket! It makes me happy. I'll try to remember to take pictures and I'll try to post them when I get back. Really, I'll try. So, don't expect to hear from me next week, I'll be back on Sunday the 7th.