Whew...that was a haul! Why? Well, we're moving!
Five on Fridays
1. I'm a crier.
Like I cry at almost everything! But this time I haven't shed a tear! After almost 22 years of living on our boat, tomorrow we're moving to our home in the mountains. I thought I'd be crying over everything. Leaving my family. Leaving my friends. Leaving the comforts of easily making money. Leaving the beautiful environment that we live in. But instead, I cry at the holiday commercials, or over the fact that my favorite contestant on The Voice (Red Marlow) didn't win! I'm sure I'll have good cry once we get to the house and finally stop.
2. I talk to strangers!
I'm always saying hello to everyone I see. My mom says even when I was little, I'd say hello to strangers. "You're just like your father that way! We'd go to a party and by the end of the night your father would have met and invited everyone to our house for dinner. And I'd still be talking with the same person I met when I arrived!" But you always learn the most interesting things when you talk with strangers. Like how someone grew up in the Caribbean. Or the guy I see on my morning walks is a forensic accountant. I've never even heard of that before!
3. I love to give things away.
I love giving things to random people. I love the look on their face when I walk over to them and say, I'd like to give this rosette to you as a gift from me. And then watch their face light up! Sometimes, though, my Faithful Sherpa has to remind me not to give everything away. He says it's because, typically two years later, I'll say "hey do you remember that light brown jacket I used to have, the one with the silver snaps on the front. Have you seen it?" and he'll have to remind me that I gave it away to some random person two years ago! Oops.
4. I get nervous over stupid things.
Sometimes I get nervous over the silliest of little things, like taking the bus to meet my friends at Barnes and Noble for Knit Night. I don't know why I get nervous about that. It's just a 15 minute bus ride up the highway. But I can't help it. So I remind myself to breath, watch the beautiful scenery outside the window and enjoy the ride.
5. I love an adventure
I hate it, though, when I can't plan the adventure, but no matter how it happens, I love an adventure. And this move off the boat and up to the house is going to be a real adventure!
This Week in Review
Dinner with the fam
On Wednesday we went to my Mom's house for Christmas dinner. It was real casual, pizza, drinks and opened gifts.
I love this photo of my family. This is almost all of my immediate family. We're just missing my little sister and her son. But they live 2 hours away and couldn't come up on a school night.
My Mom is in the middle, my sister is in the front, the redhead is my brother-in-law, my Faithful Sherpa behind him, and our son in the back. Yup, my silly family!
And then Eva, with the Selfie Stick as an Arm, started randomly snapping photos as we were all laughing.
I love my completely goofy family!
A Goodbye Gift for my office
I decided to make everyone in my office a little goodbye gift, something that they can remember me by, since I won't be working out of the Sausalito office after today. .
Just a little reminder, to create. It soothes my soul and I'm sure that it'll soothe yours too!