Friday, April 28, 2006

Big City Move

This time tomorrow I'll be on the plane to New York, praying Bailey-dog is OK in the cargo hold and that I can tip my taxi driver enough to at least help me get my bags and the dog crate inside the front door of the apartment building.

If you saw my house right now you'd think "No way this chick is outta here tomorrow!" but it will happen. I shipped some stuff up to NY yesterday and have several more boxes to go this afternoon. The rest has to go to the storage unit. That, unfortunately, has to be left to daughter Kate and the nephews. Hate to do it to 'em, but oh, well.

It's been a week of goodbye lunches and dinners. Good friend Lynne gave me my last Piedmont Driving Club dining experience for a while. And the world's best group of friends threw a wonderful, fun, yummy party for me Wednesday night. They turned the tables on me and did song parodies about me, for a change, and I left with some lovely parting gifts, including a generous gift certificate for theatre tix, a fabulous set of NY guidebooks, and a stunning Isaac Mizrahi silver trench coat (chez Target) - suitable for my theatrical evenings. Last night I celebrated with the family. With sister Cindy's impending move to California (can't believe I'm making it out of town before her!), it was especially poignant.

Changes, changes. But great, good changes. Am I a lucky duck, or what?

That said, Shorty PJs will have to take a break for the next few days while I await the shipment of my desktop to the big city. Sigh. I promise a big update once I'm up and running again. In the meantime, I invite you to go back through the archives to make sure you haven't missed anything along the way.

Kisses from Atlanta. Kisses to Atlanta. I'm outta here!

9 comments:

Chris said...

Bon Voyage!!!

Tamar said...

Good luck with the move! Looking forward to hearing how wonderfully settled you have become ... in awhile.

chux said...

you arrive all safe and sound missy??? what about Bailey??

Look forward to your next installment!

all the best
Chux

Liz said...

By now you'll be - I was going to say established but that may be a bit premature - in your new home in NY. Lots of prayers and happiness to you in your new life.

My guess is that New York won't know what's hit it!

Liz said...

Bailey, this is going to take some getting used to, but, hey, you're a cool dog; you'll take it in your stride.

Go pee up a few lamp-posts, make them your own, and then wait for the neighbourhood bitches to come calling.

Love Harvey

Winston said...

Looking forward to hearing that it all went smoothly, the doggie is OK, and the cabbie helped you get it all shoved in the door!

Walker said...

Hope all goes well .....

Winston said...

Mary... Kathy needs to contact you about bio for the ML anthology. She may try the yahoo address. Please contact her pronto... Thanks

Anonymous said...

WELCOME HOME, Mary.