Saturday, October 22, 2011

Moving miscellany

What do a binder clip, a ped, a dried flower, and a paper towel have in common?

Don't feel too bad if you're stumped because I was too. But even more questions came up for me: why did I pack a paper towel? How did these 4 items end up in a box together? Anyone else get a little loopy towards the end of packing and just start throwing things in to random boxes?

I've been working hard these last 3 weeks, unpacking, rearranging, making trips to Target. I still have a looong way to go, but I'm being patient with the process (most of the time). Packing is big, and unpacking is bigger. Fortunately, I've had some help-- professional organizer Autumn (of Space for Living) has come to hang out and help get me unstuck. Remember how terrifyingly stuffed our storage room was in SF? Yup, Autumn came to the rescue there too (and proved that no job is too big!). I'll keep ya posted on the house getting hot project!

In other "new neighborhood/I just moved" news, I think I found a yoga studio that could be a great fit! I'll keep you posted on that too.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Kicking some assssphalt

No better way to start off your time in a new city than cheering on the locals in a half marathon, right?

Wait. No, if I had run the half marathon that would have been better. But I haven't been training since my race a few months ago, so I figured I should just stay on the sidelines this time around.

My sign was a favorite among runners (it helps that I was standing a mile away from the finish line). Tons of folks smiled, laughed, took pictures of the sign, and gave me a thumbs up. I would love to take credit for this wittiness, but it's actually the sign I saw at mile 10 of my race. It was my favorite, so I had to spread the love.

Speaking of my race... I finally checked out the pics posted on the results page. I have some cheesy grins in most of the frames, since every time I saw the camera I struck a pose. But there were a few candid shots. I snabbed this one below from the site (complete with the big 'ol "proof" right across my gams). I was blinking, but the smile from crossing the finish line is genuine.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ready for random?

I'm up to my neck in moving boxes (literally). Towards the end there I just got mega exhausted and started shoving things in to any empty box. That seems like a good idea at the time, until you arrive in your new home and you realize half the boxes are not accurately labeled or even labeled at all. Why would I pack my flip flops with spare parts to my bike? Hmmm... makes no sense and has me running from room to room attempting some sense of order.

But, because I need a little mental break from all things packing. I thought I'd share this. Ready?

I saw this Dooney & Bourke bag featured in the September 2011 issue of Real Simple magazine and was so smitten I had to head to their website.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would covet a bag that cost $350.00. But it's just so purrrty!

I don't consider myself a "fashionista" and I certainly don't find myself daydreaming about purses. But anyone can change right? So for now, I'm picturing myself doing fabulous errands while rocking my fabulous Dooney & Bourke. In my daydream, I don't even question how I got the $350.00 to buy the bag, or how I assuaged my guilt at making such an extravagant purchase. In daydreams you just get to enjoy it!

P.S. I do wonder though why I'm doing errands in my daydream? Why can't I be exploring the latest exhibit at the Getty, or brunching with friends? Hmmm....

Vogue image found here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A different kind of moving.

I got super sentimental about leaving my room. And leaving San Francisco. I am so grateful for that city for scooping me up and being home for 4 years.