So I've been going crazy the past week cleaning and organizing my apartment. It's actually really empowering; I can actually see the floor of my closet now, and I've donated about 4 giant bags of clothes to the Salvation Army. I'm also going to the Container Store like a junkie, getting different kinds of boxes for my shelves, so things aren't just piled there. It looks pretty great, and I'm not even done yet.
The main reason for this is I have a ton of family visitors staying with me starting next week. I live in a studio apartment in Manhattan, so it's not huge to begin with, so any space I can create by throwing out old crap will be greatly noticed when I have 2 or 3 extra people sleeping here. The first wave is my Mom and 2 of my aunts though. I haven't come out to my aunts yet, although I really want to. I kind of indicated to my Mom that if the topic comes up I'm just going to tell them, but she got really quiet and changed the subject. Dunno if I have to bring that up again, but I don't want to just end up springing it on her in front of them. Ugh. Why is it that I feel like the jerk here?
After that, I have some cousins staying with me, and they're cool so it should be a lot of fun. After that I go on a world trip vacation for 2 weeks to see 2 different sets of friends getting married! Should be tons of fun.
In other news, Chris and I bought a beer making kit at a flea market and on Thursday we got together at his giant Brooklyn apartment to start the brew. It was SUPER fun, although it took way longer than I expected, and I didn't get home til 2AM and we didn't even get to have sex! Still, it was an awesome fun date, and I hope our beer turns out drinkable! I could totally see this being a fun thing we do every other month or so.