well, it’s late afternoon saturday and i’m feeling really sleepy and am a little bit tempted to take a nap, except i cannot feel justified in doing that because for the first time in a long time, i slept a lot last night. like, a lot. so instead i’m going to ramble a bit here because i’ve been meaning to write, but work got so busy and then i spent my evenings cleaning. and then after this, i’ll make some hot tea and curl up in my “reading corner” and restart the idiot, it has been a shamefully long time since i stopped making attempts to finish it. okay, plan.

i’m pretty sure my apartment is currently cleaner than it ever has been. ever. the routine for each room was pretty much the same – organize/put things where they belong, vacuum, swiffer, scrub, sweep, repeat any step if necessary. also freshened and lint rolled my sheets and the couch, all-in-all it was the most extensive cleaning i’ve done in my life.

the reason why i cleaned so much though, is not because i felt compelled to do so as a 20-year-old semi-adult who should be regularly exercising new adultish habits (like intensive cleaning)… nope. it’s because we had a cat living here with us all summer and, as cats are apt to do, she left a thin layer of cat hair over every surface here which was not really a problem except that my boyfriend is visiting me (he’ll be here tomorrow!!) and he’s allergic to cats.

i haven’t seen hunter in person in exactly 120 days, that’s three months, that’s the amount of time that it has been since april 6th. but he’s finally home from berlin for the next several weeks and we’re going to have the best time together, finally :) all the things we can’t do when we’re apart, everything is possible, for the next week, we are limitless!

i also discovered, in doing a little bit of digging to see what kinds of things are happening in the city this week, that there are a ton of free things in chicago all the time.

okay, this is pretty much all i feel like putting up here for now, i promise i’ll be more diligent with writing about things from here on out. and this was very stream-of-conscious-y.

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