Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekend Update

One week until we get the keys to our new home!  I really can't wait. I've been spending waaay too much time looking on Pinterest and imagining how I might organize, furnish, and decorate. I know once I'm in the apartment with hundreds of boxes waiting to be unpacked, the prospect of organizing won't seem so fun. But it really feels like our lives are in limbo with everything in storage.

Saturday night we went to a meetup for couples. There were five couples, all newly transplanted to Seattle. The newest couple has been here 1.5 weeks, in fact, one member of the couple is still in California finishing up his job there. Compared to them, we are Seattle old timers!

"Why, back when I was in Seattle for only 1.5 weeks, I hadn't even been to the Ballard Farmers Market yet..." 

The longest-established couple has been here two months. Like I said, all newly transplanted. We met up at a Thai restaurant and had a nice dinner. We got to know the three people we were sitting closest to quite well, and there were two people we didn't get a chance to talk to at all. Jon has the advantage of being at work and around other people all week, but for me it was a good chance to get out of the house and talk to people. The restaurant was also near our soon-to-be-home, so it was nice to scope out a place in the new neighborhood. I wouldn't rank it as my new favorite Thai place, but I did notice a cupcake place next door that I might need to investigate further!

Today, Sunday, we woke up to a very foggy morning.  By midmorning, the fog had burnt off and it was even sunny. I even had to put on my sunglasses for a little while!

We went back to the Ballard Farmers Market. So far, at least while we're in Capitol Hill, our routine seems to be to go to the Broadway Market in Capitol Hill one weekend, then the Ballard Market the next.

This was before the sun came out. Today, disappointingly, our ravioli man wasn't there.  We did get some fruits (pears and plums) and vegetables (green onions, salad mix, and parsnips), yogurt, eggs and the wonderful challah I love. We also got some of those fresh, hot doughnuts we noticed last time, with cinnamon sugar. Yum!

Jon and I came home, put away the items we had just bought, I threw some clothes in the washer, and we settled in to watch football.  Around 3 p.m. I announced, "It's time!" and ran to the bedroom.

"Time for what?" Jon asked, following me. "You taking a nap? What are you doing? Time for what?"

Time for this:
Around 3 p.m. everyday our bedroom gets super sunny. Today was pretty sunny overall, but even on cloudy days, the sun seems to break through at 3 p.m.  I've made it my habit to stop what I'm doing and read in the sun everyday during that magic hour.  Can you blame me?

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