It's been almost 2 years since I started this blog. A LOT has happened since Post #1 and I'm sort of in shock that it's been that long. If you had asked me where I'd be 2 years from starting this, I don't think I would have even come close to describing the crazy path that led me to where I am today. But that's how this whole "life" thing goes, right?! ;-)

I've now officially been in DC for more than a month. Summer is in full swing (yes, I know I said that last time but now I'm serious - not to mention we're approaching the longest day of the year) but every now and then we get a respite from the truly sweltering temps. On those days, we turn off the the AC, open the windows and turn on the ceiling fans. I'm sitting here in my pj's enjoying the breeze right now, in fact. My sleeping has been erratic here so I'm up early (and have been waking up throughout the nights) - I blame it on the small bed and lack of snuggle buddy. Oh well.

I'm learning more and more each day at work and loving getting to know my colleagues. Our office is just outside the District in a cute neighborhood with lots of shops, restaurants, etc. so it's nice to take a break away from my desk and have yummy food and cute places to pop into just around the corner.

I'm missing my sewing machine more and more. Now that I'm feeling more settled, I'm definitely craving some semblance of familiarity of life before which includes crafty time. One of my roommates actually has a sewing machine which she kindly offered for me to use but you know me - none of my own scissors, fabric, thread, etc. is here. I may just take her up on the offer anyway... I have a few cuts of fabric so we'll see. I'm trying to figure out a way to get my machine/stuff here. Not an easy taks considering its weight and the fact that I usually go back and forth to NYC by bus. Hm, we'll see.

Not much planned for the weekend. Some of you cat-lovers have been asking for pics of my roommate's cats so I'll oblige you. I'm not really a cat person but these rascals are a constant source of entertainment (except when Fitch whines for breakfast really in the morning when my roommate is out of town...). Example: Rigby (named for Eleanor Rigby) is not very good at being a cat - last night we were watching a movie and she suddenly just slid off the ottoman! My roommate and I couldn't stop laughing. Like I said, very entertaining.

I took some other pics since this space has been feeling kind of empty. Happy weekend, all!

Playing with fun nail polish!

Crazy, whiny Fitch

Rigby, the princess (and clumsy cat)

Skylight in the bathroom


Awesome vintage cabinet (belong to roommate's grandma!)

In the kitchen


One of the best seats in the house

Front door

In the dining room

One pj-clad DC girl


  1. your place is so cute. love those kitties! and the nailpolish.. i've been eyeing the same stuff!

  2. I love the nail polish! I've been wanting to try the crackled kind. Your roommate kitties are adorable! I hope you can work out a way to get your sewing machine!


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