Hey, public resolutions are the best motivations there are! :)
We've spent the last couple of weekends trying to use the spare time we have to set up the place we just rented. Its meant a lot of shopping (argh!), cleaning (double argh!), unpacking (triple argh!) and some screw-it-its-taking-too-long-lets-take-a-break (yay! :))
Its been a while since we were both in home where we knew we were going to be for a while, which has meant we've been able to put our nomadic but-we'll-move-soon-and-we're-in-two-cities-now-anyway existence away. Its meant we've finally bought furniture we like and can think about decorating our place, because we'll be there to enjoy it without ridiculous amounts of travel and some possibility of permanence.
I've been shocked that despite our efforts to minimize the "stuff" in our lives, just how much stuff we managed to accumulate. Obligatory Carlin "stuff" clip below :)
We got rid of a lot, will donate some more, and keep even more in the storage in our house knowing fully well we may never use it. We're still at least a couple of weekends of shopping and cleaning away from making the place truly livable...
But as much as I miss the energy of New York and enjoyed the bustle of Harvard Square when visiting Cambridge, I'm enjoying knowing that I'll just be in one place for a while and that we really can try to make it a more comfortable place for the both of us.
Its been a few years since we've been able to do that. We're finally nesting... even if we're finding a way to procrastinate while doing it. :-)