Well, good readers, you are enjoying my 201st post. I wanted to do a fun giveaway, but seeing as I am moving in 12 days (!!!) you have to content yourselves with my musings and the promise that I will do a giveaway at 250 or 300. Pinky promise.
This weekend, I was involved in my own version of What Not to Wear. I went shopping with two dear, older, more professional friends who helped me to begin the process of overhauling my closet. This means I now have to get rid of many older garments. I'll probably donate most of them, but I do have a Lilly dress that just doesn't fit me correctly that I'll be putting up on ebay. I'll let you know if you are interested in it. It is so, so cute, but it's not a petite and I'm just not tall enough for it. My torso looks really quite terrible in it. If you are at least 5'4" though, it might be the perfect dress for you!
Anyway, I purchased dress pants and blazers and little jackets and some summery office-appropriate shoes, so I'm feeling ready to take on the big bad world of professional New York.
Also this weekend I laughed harder than I have laughed in a while. Nathan's best friend and his
girlfriend were staying with us and it was just so great to be with them. I love watching Nathan and his friend interact. They are so, so funny together. We went out to eat Saturday night with them and one of our friends here in Boston and it was just so great to sit for a few hours and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh.
But now they are back at school and we're back at work (only a few days left for me!) and it's time to buckle down and start packing away. We won't be able to pick up the boxes until this weekend, but organizing is on the schedule for this week.
I've also fallen in love the past few weeks with Flickr. Are any of you over there? I LOVE the inspiration. My favorite groups are: The New Domesticity, The Frugal Kitchen and Very Small Houses.
I'm dreaming away of the new space and desperately trying to find a chalkboard to hang up in the kitchen. Nathan needs a space to sketch out his math and I think a board in the kitchen sounds fabulous. I have been searching Craigslist to no avail. I might have to paint masonite with chalk board paint and frame it , but I hope not. Chalkboard paint does not seem to work as well as a real chalkboard. Any other ideas?
I would love to write about all the other crazy things going on, but I have a strict "don't blog about work" policy. My word though, y'all--the things I could share.
So here's to Monday--let's have a great week.