Monday, February 1, 2010

These are the people in your neighborhood

Liz and Rob-Stan have officially moved to San Francisco! Liz left my apartment on Friday morning, taking with her all of her weird bags and baskets full of clothes (whatever happened to suitcases?) and I was immediately devastated. She moved HALF A MILE away, but I was still all sad that she's not going to be around to drink tea and read on the couch with me, or download about our days while I eat chocolate ice cream for dinner.

So, because I missed her so much, I made her come over yesterday to help with Ellie's baby shower. Liz did all the decorations, making little phallic blue balloon bouquets, since Ellie and Eric are having a boy. It was a lovely shower with lots of fun gifts, some that Ellie might actually steal from the baby.



On Saturday, I went to Liz and Rob-Stan's new apartment with Rob and my Aunt Carolyn, who came to town to make cupcakes for the baby shower (and also to take a week-long painting class in the city.) It was completely empty and we sat on the floor, chatting, until my stomach started eating itself and I announced that we had to leave for lunch right then or the baby was going to stick a little fist through my belly button and try to grab Rigby's dog treats.

When we came back, several hours later, the movers had arrived and left, and seriously, the place looked amazing. I'll post some pictures soon. This means that my sister and I are living in the same city for the first time in 14 years. Some people take it for granted that their family members will always be close by. But since I've made the decision to hopscotch all around the country, it's not something I've ever been able to count on. And with the baby coming, I am feeling extra grateful to have my sister around, someone who I can call when I need a babysitter or just have some balloons that need blowing up.

5 comments:

sweava said...

As someone who just left her sister to move to the west coast, i am so happy for you and for Liz (i know i haven't met her, but still...) being an aunt and living close to your sister when she becomes a mom. Awesome.

Oh and the countless batman balloons i just blew up for Max's 4th birthday party, lets me know my sister is going to miss me.

Danielle said...

dont feel bad, sarah. i had vanilla ice cream last night for dinner, w/ no good reason like carrying a baby to blame. its an appropriate food at any time of day. :)

Nina said...

nancy pelosi apparently lives on ice cream- i'm not sure that will make you feel better, but there it is : )

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eric said...

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