I have some big news to share: John and I have rented a house together! I just had a meeting with our new landlord, at which there was lease-signing and check-writing, so everything is now completely official. John and I will be living in Denver's historic Whittier neighborhood in an immaculate, beautifully remodeled 127-year-old house. Jericho the Dog is particularly thrilled with the large back yard with wooden privacy fence, as well as the close proximity to Fuller Park (an off-leash dog park).
This will be the first time I've ever Moved In with a boyfriend. John and I have been together for a year and a half, and the timing of this feels really good. I'm a little anxious over the learning curve of adjusting to living with each other, but my intuition says we'll manage pretty well.
Whenever I'm faced with any Great Unknown--new job, new relationship, new living situation--I always think of spunky Little Red Riding Hood from Sondheim's Into the Woods and her precise emotional reaction when faced with the prospect of knowing new, valuable things: Little Red & I are both "excited AND scared!"