Monday, December 19, 2011

It was good knowin ya...

I was driving to work this morning from my new home in the valley. My office is located in West Hollywood, my old hood. It got me thinking about the relationship I've had with the city of WeHo these last...hold on I'm counting...6 plus years. That's a really long time, almost the whole time I've lived in Southern California except that first year we lived across the street from the beach.
It feels like a meaningful relationship in my life has ended. One that needed to end but still, it's worth mourning over a little. I guess it would be harder if I didn't have to come back to work here. I can still have lunch at my usual Jaunts and stop by my old go-to stores on my way home from work. Driving down the streets near my old apartment feels extremely comfortable yet entirely changed. These aren't the streets I walk up and down on a lazy Sunday to the farmers or flea market anymore. I don't circle looking for parking on them and I will never serenade the neighborhood drunkenly with my sister again.
We've been so busy setting up our new home that I've barely thought of our old neighborhood, but like the other significant places of my past, I can always picture them in my minds eye. I loved you old neighbs. Thanks for being so good to us, for having nice restaurants, colorful & festival parades, good shops and lots of clubs.
It'll be awhile till I forget how hard city living can be - not to mention expensive. You are always on your toes and never have enough space to spread out. Outdoor living is limited and traffic is a constant. I'll wear my time here like a badge of honor, made of rainbow thread and glitter!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Super people!!

This weekend was an extremely high functioning weekend. All the months of not being able to project or improve our environment were made up for this weekend! Friday night we moved all of our things from my mom's where we've been staying for the last 4 months while looking for a house to buy. So basically with the help of a Uhaul truck and our good friend we moved in our bed and needed belongings. We actually SLEPT in our new house. It was magical I tell you!
Saturday we got some breakie and headed to Lowe's for appliances. We ended up with a fridge and washer/dryer from another store and it's going to be delivered tomorrow. Our first NEW appliances! So excited and slightly holding my breath in anticipation that they actually fit.
Yesterday the movers showed up with all of our stuff that had been stored and wow, do we have a lot of shit. It all seems so unneeded now.. Goodwill is going to be loving us soon!
Thanks to our awesome family we got sooo much done. Most of our things are in place ~ the tree is up (fake) next year the real thing.

I can't wait to share pics but now, I gotta make that money so we can pay our mortgage!

more to come....

Friday, December 2, 2011

Zephyr's Bench

Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous in LA. A little windy but that just added to that wonderful feeling of being alive. Feeling nature gust around you, it really shows you just how precious life is and that we are really not the ones in control. Nature in my mind is without a doubt in charge, best to acknowledge it and try to live in communion with it.

I was off work a little earlier than usual yesterday so we went on a hiking exploration. C’s been wanting to find a way into the Beverly Glen Canyon reservoir for a while and yesterday we found our way. We parked in a cul de sac and made our way up a steep, grassy hill. At the top was a trail and spectacular views for 360 degrees. You could see the city, the valleys between canyons and the huge reservoir. It was breathtaking. We hiked around and came upon a bench overlooking the whole reservoir. On the bench, we found a pouch with a journal and pens. The book and bench were placed there by a guy named David who use to come to this spot with his dog Zephyr. In 1996 he buried Zephyrs ashes under the bench he brought there in his memory. He’s on his 12th journal now that people who’ve been lucky enough to come across this spot have written in. I live to find magical places and experiences like this.

On the hike down I collected more pine cones and spray painted them gold at home to finish my Christmas wreath. Almost done with it! I really like how it turned out.

Have a great day and I hope you are feel the wind, snow, rain or sun shine down on you!