I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving - ours was great. The whole family was together for the first time in years, the ladies got "VIP" pedicures, it was 80 and sunny (we were in Arizona), and every time you turned around there was more food. My kind of weekend! Here's a brief pictorial … Continue reading So Much Pie.
In honor of the upcoming holiday, I've compiled a list below of things for which I'm thankful...in no particular order. My mom, who is and will always be the coolest lady I know. My sweet brother, who always makes me laugh, even when I'm white-knuckle terrified on airplanes. My new(ish!) family (how many people get … Continue reading Thankful.
I've decided the two most important ingredients for cooking are counter space and free time. Since I've been out here I've made multiple real meals...from recipes! This is very exciting, since I spent the past few years surviving on foods suitable only for college-age bachelors. I often worried that if I were buried in an … Continue reading Rise and Shine.
This is what I get to see while driving around. It's very difficult to keep your eyes on the road here because those mountains are magnetic. It makes you wonder - we have so much natural beauty in this country, why doesn't everyone live in a place where, just by looking up, you can see … Continue reading Purple Mountain Majesty.
I've decided that a pictorial timeline will be the best way to update all you lovelies on my cross-country journey. After a ridiculous amount of packing (thank you to Kate M. for moral support), including a last-minute emergency run to the post office before my flight (see above), I boarded a plane and left New … Continue reading I Have Arrived.
Not to brag, but my going away party was epic. Drew and Emily helped me fulfill a dream six years in the making: riding the Staten Island Ferry. Not sure why I had never gotten around to it before, but the build-up imbued our round-trip journey with excitement. It did not disappoint. We headed to … Continue reading Fare Thee Well.
A girl bought my kitchen cart today. She responded to my ad on Craigslist, and we agreed on a price and arranged a time for her to stop by. Thinking about her taking away the cart brought on a strange rush of emotions. This is melodramatic, but it felt like I was sending a beloved … Continue reading Saying Goodbye.
I'm packing up the ol' wagon and heading west...I have a one-way ticket booked to Indiana on October 22, and I'll be driving out to Denver October 25/26th. AAAHHH![Author's note: obviously I am not a time traveler - this was originally posted in another location in early October.]
I wanted to write a quick note to say how impressed and grateful I am about how unfailingly nice and helpful everyone is being through this process. When I first mentioned my plans to move to a friend from college, she not only rattled off a list of people we know who live in Colorado, … Continue reading People are Nice.
You might not think of New York City as having much wildlife, but there are more than just party animals in this concrete jungle. Peregrine falcons roost on a 5th Avenue building, squirrels steal lunches in Madison Square Park, and there are even a few renegade coyotes in Central Park. But there are two species … Continue reading Colorado for the (Wildlife) Win.