Last month, I wrote a whopping two blog posts. We did a bit of traveling both to our new city of Phoenix to try to find a place to live more long-term, a visit to Salt Lake to see good friends, and ultimately at the end of the month the long drive to Arizona to bring D and our cat to Phoenix.
See you next time just does not even being to scratch the surface of saying good-bye to a place that you have lived for almost your whole life. So in this time of transition, I have gone nearly radio silent. It has been a time for quite simply getting s%$t done. I have not been as good as I would like at catching up, keeping folks posted on what we have been up to, and even letting people know that our house went on the market last week.
It has been a bit of a strange time, not all bad nor all good, in fact quite a mix of both in this time of transition of finding balance in our lives again.
For someone who loves to cook, it has been quite a shock to the system to have not cooked except for one lone girl’s night where I made bread pudding.
And even more grateful to the wonderful girls who showed up spontaneously for a last-minute as in they got the email Friday morning for a Friday night gathering and brought food to share!
Why no cooking?
Corporate housing leaves much to be desired with the “microcomputer” aka microwave plus none of my creature comforts of my own cookware that did not fit in the small car that we drove here on the first visit. I have yet to cook in Phoenix, which says a lot if you know me.
Then our existing house in the Bay Area is quite literally like living on stage as it is staged for buyers to imagine living there, so cooking would require more cleaning than necessary to keep it always on the ready. Oh and then there is the fact that it is now clearly a house as there is not a lick of what made it our home remaining on shelves.
This beautiful image was the sunset we saw with a fellow Bay Area transplant that very first weekend in February.
There is something spectacular about desert sunsets and I cannot wait to see more of them.