Monday, June 6, 2016

Little Things Lately ...

Admiring ... Rooftop views. One of the things I love about it here is that you don't have to be up too high to get amazing city views. The ebbing and flowing of the hills allow for pretty dope skylines even at a low elevation. On Sunday, we were on top of this 4-story building and could see all of this. How pretty!

Organizing ... Our front closet and kitchen. I'm gonna tell you something that I'm really proud of as well as equally embarrassed about: I didn't leave our house Friday night to Sunday morning. I didn't even step outside (sent Jay off on the dog walks and recycling runs). That's because I dismantled our kitchen and front closet (the only closet we have in the house outside of our bedroom closet, so it tends to get full) and sent a bunch of stuff off to Goodwill while streamlining the way we store things now. It's soooo much better and I think was way worth the lame weekend (I did manage to watch about 7-8 movies by the time Sunday rolled around. I don't mind cleaning when I have entertainment in the background). Next up: Our bedroom.

Europing ... at Belden Place in the Financial District. This little euro-inspired alley is so worthy of a post on its own accompanied with pics from a real camera. However, it's in the Financial District so I'm only ever there for work lunches or happy hour after leaving the office. Meaning, I never have my camera with me and who in their right mind ventures out on the weekends to the same 'hood where they work during the weekdays?!?! I would guess only bartenders and severely dangerous psychopaths would do something that masochistic. Jay and I left work and got happy hour there on Friday at 5 then walked the rest of the way home (we can walk from work to home in about 40 minutes). Its Parisian vibe, adorable lights and variety of eateries make it a must. If you are in downtown SF proper for work, I suggest paying it a visit!

Wishing ... I had more free time. I feel like this is something everyone complains about but I swear I never have adequate "fun" time to do the things I want outside of work and life's inherent necessaries such as cleaning, grocery shopping, etc. Friday afternoons are such a rush of happy emotions and then before I know it, it's Sunday evening again. Frustrating.
Imagining ... what our next place will look like. I know I am a broken record but we are so ready to move. Not because we hate our current place - it's fine - but because we just know the next place will be home for awhile and we're anxious to get in and settled in it. We spent much of Sunday scouring our favorite neighborhoods and ogling over what we saw. Just ready to live in an older place with some character. I have even been on the lookout for home decor items on sale in prep of that even though we can't even move until August. For instance, we currently have a King Bed boxed-up and stored behind our current bed because it was such a good deal. Not opening it until we move but there it sits. We're very ready to plant firmer roots here in the city and August can't come fast enough.

Awaiting... two upcoming bachelorette parties. I have one this month in Central Oregon and one in July in Vegas. Getting to get out of here for a bit and see my girlfriends? Yes, yes and YES.

Frequenting ... our courtyard at our apartment. We like to put on warm jackets (it's chilly at night), grab something to read and a glass of wine and go sit out by the fire and relax in shared silence. There's no wi-fi out there which forces us to immerse ourselves in other mediums. Helps too that Chandler likes to curl up on my lap as well as I lose myself in whatever I'm reading. These little moments are the kind of things I want to remember in life. They require little but deliver so much contentment: A warm place to relax, another species who entrusts me enough to slip off into dreamland while my arms encircle his furry little body, a great book penned by an imaginative mind and a partner to enjoy the silence with. There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things.

Welling-up ... at "The Sandlot". I watched that on Saturday and seriously almost cried many times even after seeing it for the 12,000th time. Not because the movie contains sad scenes but just because it's done so d*mn well. It captures childhood like nobody's business and is truly a treasure of a film. In other news, Benny is still as much of a cutie as he was when I first saw it at like age 9. 

Happiest Monday!

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17 comments:

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Ahhh those views! Such a gorgeous city to take in, and I can't wait to hear about the new place. Knowing you're settling in for a while is such an exciting feeling! Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie, hopefully with some extra free time <3
Green Fashionista

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

It sounds like you and I had similar weekends of getting stuff organized and done around the house. Sometimes those really are the perfect weekends and you feel so accomplished afterwards! Your bachelorette parties are going to be so much fun this summer! There's nothing like getting a big group of friends together to celebrate!

Pat Hatt said...

Hopefully you get the perfect new place. Hey, nothing wrong with being a hermit and getting things organized haha haven't watched The Sandlot in ages, a great movie indeed. The 1st sequel sucked and the second was a bit better but still meh at best though. Trying to cash in they were. The little moments are what you remember most indeed.

Marie said...

Oh I haven't seen Sandlot in forever. It is such a good movie. I totally wish I had more free time. Great job on cleaning, that is something that I too have to do but have been so lazy about it.

Andrea Nine said...

Oh the Sandlot is such a classic and I think I've watched it with our teenagers a bazillion times too! They just don't make a lot of movies like that anymore. I love all the things you're thinking about lately. And I just love rooftop views. We don't really have any here in our area, but my husband and I go to Chicago as much as we can and there's a couple hotels we like to stay at the offer rooftop restaurants...simply spectacular in the summer. I hope you have a most marvelous Monday beautiful!

MilitaryPugWife said...

I'm looking forward to your move too! I know you will have some great decorating going on! Military Husband loves the Sandlot. Me? Baseball movies? Ugh. Hahahaha. If it's not Marvel, weird or terrifying, I don't watch! LOL!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I would rather stake myself in the heart than go back to anywhere near my office on the weekends. Sometimes we have to meet friends for dinner downtown and I always make sure it is AWAY from my office.

I sort of love weekends where I never leave the house...I feel more ready to Monday when that happens. Good job on the closet!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Sometimes you just have to lock yourself in the house until you finish what you need to!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

um, your lame weekend sounds awesome. i had one at the beginning of may and it truly was awesome. i watched movies, cleaned, organised, purged. it was so refreshing :) i hope you get some free fun time soon, sometimes i feel like i have to schedule fun free time in, where nothing can get in the way of it. it's hard though. i hope you find the perfect new place soon!

The Siberian American said...

Nothing better than rooftop views! That European restaurant sounds so great!

Nadine Lynn said...

We only left the house Saturday evening to go to dinner and get our grocery shopping done...the rest of the weekend we stayed inside and got lots of stuff done. And watched some tv too. You know, priorities and stuff!

Kaitlyn Danielle said...

Those views are so pretty. 40 minutes sounds like quite the walk but I bet it allowed y'all to walk off dinner. We have a storage unit full of crap from our last move that has to get cleaned out this summer! It's on my to-do list eventually! I've been making trips to goodwill slowly but surely. I like that de-cluttered feeling I get when I drop off another carload of junk I don't need.

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Emily said...

San Fransisco is so beautiful, I can only imagine those amazing rooftop views. And I totally hear ya on the "wishing" part...weekends just fly by way too quickly.

Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder said...

I totally feel you on the not having enough time for things outside of work and the necessities. Especially now that it's summer and we have more daylight you'd think we'd be able to accomplish more, but it just seems like our to-do lists get longer. AHHH The Sandlot. I will never tire of that movie. You said it perfectly, it just captures childhood.

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

You totally make me want to live in SF, especially as an adult..! But hey, sometimes you just need those weekends to do house admin...! I start cleaning out the medicine cabinet when I should really be heading into work.... Eerrr great timing!

Ellen Ross | Ask Away said...

2 bachelorette parties?!?!?! ooooohhhhhh sounds like ur gonna have a kick ass time here soon!
XO Ellen from Ask Away
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Brittany said...

I'm not the only person who cries when watching The Sandlot?! Thank God. Seriously, every time I watch the final scene, where Smalls and Benny lock eyes during the baseball game, and then he looks over at the framed picture of the crew as it zooms in and fades to black? DEAD.