Yesterday Matthew put on his chauffeur hat and I put on my cruise director hat (aka Julie or was it Babs? I can’t remember) and took Rachel and Mrs. Melinda (my oldest childhood friend and her mom) out for a beautiful San Diego afternoon. I really do love living in this city. We actually stopped by a spot I’d heard about, but had never actually been to - Seal Rock. Yes, those are seals and not rocks laying on the beach. It was beautiful. Of course I only had my iPhone with me so this is as close up as it gets until Rachel gets home and posts her pics. Then maybe I’ll add some to this post! But maybe not. I often feel like I don’t have anything spectacular to write about since we don’t have adorable kids doing silly things yet. But I guess just being me is spectacular enough! I love reading other people’s blogs and feel like I should return the favor with something witty of my own. So here you go. It’s not really witty or profound, but it’s something to look at!
I’ve come to realize that as Robert Frost says, good fences make good neighbors, but so do nice people. When we moved into our little beach bungalow our next door neighbors were a great couple with a 3 year little girl named Scarlet and a 2 year old little boy named Joshie (he visited everyother weekend). Because there is not a great need for air conditioning on the coast of San Diego (who needs it when it’s 72 and sunny 250 days out of the year!) we kept our door open most afternoons to let the ocean breeze in.
It also allowed for Scarlet to come over most anytime she wanted. We loved having her. She is a very creative, very smart little girl. She loved having concerts with Matthew (which I would link to, but I’m having technical difficulties while posting and making piggies-in-a-blanket and spinach and artichoke dip. I’d better stop multi tasking or I may end up with a piggie-in-a-bloggie or a spinach and blog dip! ) and playing on Photo Booth or coloring with me. We all had lots of fun. Here’s Matthew reading from Trading In the Zone. I’d recommend it as a must read for all traders, but not so much for 3 year olds!
As life would have it, Josh (the dad) got a new job and they all moved out at the end of February. We were very sad to see them go. Then on March 1st our new neighbor moved in. All I have to say nice for him (and my momma always said if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all) is he was a great catalyst in getting our butts in gear to find our next home. And find it we did. Hence our move to our lovely much brighter, much bigger home. Life is good. I’ll add the link to the concert another day. I’m off to finish my appetizers and then on to meet my Scottish friends family that is on vacation from Glasgow.
Ok, I’m not going to create a whole bunch of excuses about why I’ve not updated in 7 months. Let’s just leave at I’m updating today….wooo hooo!
I love having an outlet to share the everyday thoughts and feelings, events and happenings, and just random things that make me smile… So I blog. I’ve missed it truly. I think it keeps my creative side or, my “sunny” side as Matthew refers to it, happy. He often tells me my Michelle side is coming out. It’s funny…not the Michelle side the funny side is ususally my Sunny side…the funny part is the next sentance. There seems to be a good and bad side to Michelle (most often my Michelle side is not his favorite), but only a good side to Sunny. My Michelle side is my left brain organizer, day trader, cruise director side. My Sunny side is my right brain, silly, make a couch at 10:30 at night, creative side. I need them both and they truely are both a part of what makes me me. So anyway that’s enough psycho babble.
Matthew and I are doing FANTASTIC! We moved from our little place in Oceanside to down town San Diego about 2 months ago. We are living on the 11th floor of a new sky rise in a great 2/2 loft. We love it. I’ll post a few pictures of our actual space soon, but for now I have a few of the view from our balcony.