Pencil sketch of tiered looped chandelier earring by Joana Miranda
Pencil Sketch of Tiered Looped Chandelier Earring by Joana Miranda

Moving into our NY (temporary furnished) apartment this afternoon was like trying to fit into a jigsaw puzzle.  Storage is about non-existent; even the one closet for our clothes came  full of linens, pillow and blankets.  We have precisely 3 kitchen cabinets, 2 1/2 feet of counter top (mostly taken by the toaster, coffee pot and child-sized dish rack) and a mini fridge.  While I wasn’t surprised by any of this since we stayed here together for about a week once before, I did notice that even the kitchen sponge that came with the apartment is “NY-sized” – it fits easily in the palm of my hand!  How cute…

Those challenges aside, we managed to get most everything put away, and my husband assembled our new wheeled shopping cart (a recent purchase from Trader Joe’s in Milwaukee) for our first official outing – a trip to the grocery store.  My husband was embarrassed by the size of the cart as we pushed it up the street- said it was WI-sized – but I reminded him that if we end up homeless, we’ll be glad to have it.

I’m not exactly sure what the next days and months will bring, but I’m ready for the adventure!  How about you?  What new adventures are you looking forward to experiencing?


  1. Tina Raimondi says:

    Welcome to NYC Joana and Andy! I’m impressed that you’re already unpacked. Enjoy the time together!

    • Hi Tina!

      Thanks for writing me on my blog and for the nice wishes. I’m going to try calling you either later today or tomorrow.
      🙂 Joana

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