Monday, August 17, 2015

Sunday Nomadic Vibes

^Living at home (with Chandler) for the next week at my parents'. I am so not into suburbs living at this juncture in my life but dang it if a big backyard, a deck and a driveway basketball hoop next to all my errands isn't appealing!
^After bleaching, boraxing, tooth brushing refrigerator crevices way late into the night Saturday evening, I was excited by my MAC recycling bounty. Give me a pale pink lip or a bright pink lip or give me death.
^Packing, moving behind me- blogs ahead.

Are there any other "Friends" fans here who remember when Chandler made the resolution to not make fun of the squad? He goes the entire episode avoiding his little asinine comments until the very end where he can't take it anymore (seen here). After unleashing a diatribe on each character, he (with the relief of expression, or the expression of relief- both work) collapses into his chair and utters a loud "ahhhhhhhh". Finally, it is done and he feels better.

That's me. It's (almost) done. We no longer have an address in downtown Portland. After a crazy four days post Jay moving the big stuff with the movers to San Francisco, my mom and I tirelessly worked to scrub every nook and cranny of the apartment we have called home for 1.5 years. When we left, it was sparkling clean (many thanks to my mom for that!). But it was also Saturday night and long had the sun gone to bed. We were equal parts tired, exhausted, cranky and proud. The last thing I did before exiting our little home was turn our keys in. So sad, our first place married. Our first place with the 3 of us as a family. Leaving homes is always bittersweet - and I got plenty more to say on that later.

However, it is done! Jay has moved into our new San Francisco digs and will return this weekend for a wedding. Our old pad is empty. I am now staying with family before Chandler and I drive down a week from today! So, so crazy and exciting.

But between now and the 24th, I have family to visit, a nephew to smother in kisses, a wedding to attend and a GD mountain to climb (I agreed to do it last year and planned my exit from Oregon around it, so NBD, the last thing I do in the NW will be scale a mountain). So I'm just soaking it all in and enjoying my last few days as a resident of Oregon.

Like Chandler (the character, not my dog named after him) said: AHHHHHHH.

Now let's all just send good vibes to Jay today on his first day of his big, new, downtown San Francisco job. Love that man.


Pat Hatt said...

Good you can now just relax away and enjoy your last days in Oregon. Even climbing a mountain haha hope his new job goes well.

Jax said...

Good vibes going to Jay from NY!! Best of luck and I can't wait to hear all about your new lives together. Oh, and really smother that baby in kisses before you go. You are going to have to mail him a smooch from time to time...I'm thinking your recycled pink lip stick on a post card?? Hehe

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Good luck Jay!

Leaving a place is so hard because of the memories tied to it. You're always a part of the fabric of that home, and it is a part of you!

Now go climb your mountain girlfriend.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

hahaha the fraggle rock episode, right? hilarious.
hope Jay's first day is going well. good luck with your mountain!

Kelli @Kellibeans said...

Big Friends fan here, I loved that episode although I'm glad Chandler went back to being Chandler!

Moves are hard, they always make everyone in our home grumpy!

BLovedBoston said...

Yay for new beginnings and new fab lipstick colors! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

H.R. Bennett said...

Wishing you the best! It seems like you're trying to have fun nonetheless so can't complain, right?

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Chandler reference for the win! Such an amazing feeling! And yay for "Bring back to MAC" goodies - gorgeous shades!

Anonymous said...

I hope Jay's first day at the job goes well!