The last post on this blog was over two months ago…
I think it’s pretty safe to say that Ames and I have been in hibernation/getting settled mode for a bit. It’s not that we haven’t been busy. We’ve done things together and separately. We just needed time to let some things become familiar and stop trying to make an adventure out of everything. Adventures are great, but sometimes you just need to find things that make you comfortable. (For me that has involved watching waaaay more television than I have ever consumed in such a short period of time… I’m choosing not to judge myself over this, and I’m calling it my recuperation from the past five years or so of non-stop activity and achievement.)
There have been some fun and exciting things happening though:
Got a bed and a desk.
Here's the bed... don't have a picture of the desk right now.
Job is going great!
A view of my desk at work... Of course that isn't a cookie!
I’ve even started walking to work sometimes.
I see lots of VW bugs here... As well as just red cars in general...
Went to the Skaggit County Tulip Festival. It was absolutely gorgeous! (More about this later)
Proof that we were there
Have been auditioning fairly regularly for theatres… a couple each month it seems. (No pictures of this.)
Am in a book club. I’ve rarely had the books finished before we meet, but it’s very fun!
Planted an herb garden.
They've grown a bit more since this picture.
Got to go home and see my sister graduate from college and play with my awesome nephews!
Zeke and James
Had a lovely first birthday in Seattle, involving cupcakes, a wind chime, and lots of movies with friends!
And the weather has finally warmed up on a regular basis… It’s June and we’re finally getting 60-70 degree weather. (I tell you what, it’s not so bad, but the expectation of what June should feel like is the weird thing.) I still do not have a proper jacket for this climate, but that’s on the list.
Got Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook and have done some fun cooking out of it. Say what you will about GP and her “perfect life”, but I like her! The recipes are more gourmet, but also really simple.
Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Getting new shoes this week! REALLY excited about that!
Still haven’t gotten a table or comfy living room furniture, but it’s garage sale season… Note to self: Go garage sale-ing next weekend.
Found the lighthouse at Discovery Park! (more about this later)
There it is!
Done a bit of wandering through some neighborhoods nearby (Saw the Fremont Troll) and exploring Ballard a bit.
That's a real VW Bug... See, they are everywhere here!
A used book store in Fremont. Note the book titles next to the chicken.
Also, I lost my Blackberry on the plane back from Kansas City and I got an iPhone. (Hence all the hipstamatic pics)
Making a life in a new place is kinda hard, but it’s good… Mostly it just takes time. More to come! Ames and I are planning some new adventures soon!