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



Hellllloooooo out there! Anyone still there? Haha, sorry for the lack of posting but as I warned, it's going to be quiet around here for a while. Thought I'd drop in and say hello and give some updates! Hope everyone is doing well.

I've been here almost a month now which seems crazy. Some moments I feel like I just got here, while at other times I feel like I've been here forever. Life here in swampy DC is going pretty well - I'm really enjoying work (just got my first paycheck this past Friday and MAN DID THAT FEEL GOOD!) and getting to know everyone there. As I said before, they're all friendly and welcoming and even though it's a big organization, it doesn't really feel that way. We're sort of in a calm period right now but things will pick up and get crazy busy before we know it. I'm trying to enjoy the down time and make sure that I learn as much as I can so when the real work comes down, I'll be ready to just jump in. My office is just outside DC and the whole area is pretty cute with lots of places to eat, bars, shops, etc. Always helps knowing that a fun lunch is just around the corner. :)

My roommates are great (I knew one of them before and am having a blast getting to know the other 2). The general living situation is going very well - especially considering I came from a pretty different one (living in a one bedroom apartment with my sweetie and dog for the past year and a half). Don't get me wrong, I'm so ready to be back with my boys in our own place but I'm really lucky to have such a nice place to live with fun, friendly, considerate people. We all get along and also really respect each other. Not to mention, we have a good time whether it's playing late-night Cranium (last Friday night), watching trashy TV together (The Voice on Tuesday nights), or sharing food (one of my roomies is going to make lemon meringue pie today!!!).

I went back to NYC last weekend to see my sweetie and it was wonderful. It felt totally normal to be back in my apartment though pretty quiet without Louie, since he's still with my folks. My sweetie and I plan to head to Upstate, NY where our folks live for the 4th, which is actually the weekend that my younger sister will be moving to NYC (she starts HER new job in a month!) so my sweetie and I will be dogsitting Louie and Winston (my parents' Westie). It'll be nice to have a whole big house to ourselves, not to mention plenty of dog time. :)

My sewing machine is still having its own summer break back in NYC. While I get the craft itch practically every day, I'm certainly occupied with enough stuff that I don't feel too craft-deprived (well, most of the time). There have been some amazing fabric line releases this summer and many more that I'm anxious to get my hands on! I've still been living vicariously though all my Flickr and bloggy friends. Keep up the creative work all! I know that once I get my sewing machine back, I'll have lots of stuff to make.

Off to enjoy Sunday - paper reading, festival-going, grocery shopping, etc.