Wednesday, June 25, 2014

And in the Blink of an Eye, Three Months Go By

Well...almost three months. I think that blog posts will just be scarce for a while longer until I can organize my apartment, organize my parents' house and find the time to stitch in between those two things, working full-time, dating the boyfriend and hanging out with friends. The life of a single 30-something definitely is not an easy one.

Being away from my little corner of blogland is hard. I feel the need to apologize for not posting, not commenting and not stitching. I know that I shouldn't. But I miss it...and I miss everyone...and I definitely miss stitching. I haven't really stitched since April. I am going a little nutso. Must correct that soon. But I try to catch up on all my blogs to stay a little connected with the creative circle that keeps me going.

Lots of fun things have happened in the last three months!

~Wine weekend in Mendocino. I am not sure if I convinced the boyfriend that Pinot Noir is fantastic (like I think) but we certainly had fun wine tasting!
~Lots of Jazz. Actually going to check out Jazz in North Beach again this coming Saturday which is always a fun time.
~Six glorious days relaxing in Cancun! It was just what I needed after 8 months of caretaking. We had such a good time and hope to visit again soon.

View from our room...not too shabby!
Taken on a stroll along the beach...

~Managed to sell both my parents' vehicles which is a huge relief...and a little bittersweet.
~Booked my travel to Nicaragua for the Winter to visit family after 9.5 years.
~Going to Seattle with the boyfriend next month for a long weekend. So excited as it's seriously one of my favorite places! We're staying in the Capital Hill neighborhood which isn't one I've explored. If anyone has any recommendations, please send them my way. Thanks so much.

~My boyfriend travels most weeks so we usually only see each other weekends.Every weekend is fun and exciting because there's so much to do and we enjoy each other's company. For some reason, that makes time fly even faster...in a good way.

Well, no stitching to show but maybe after the weekend since I am getting together with some ladies to stitch and gab.

Until next time...

16 comments:

Dee said...

Wow! That view from your hotel room was awesome. Cancun beaches are gorgeous!

Enjoy the night out with the stitching! Can't wait to see what you work on.

Have fun!

cucki said...

Wow it's so beautiful ..
Hugs x

Cole said...

What a beautiful view! I'd never want to leave!

So glad it's good things keeping you occupied, just keep enjoying life!

Barb said...

You are busy doing exactly what a 30 something should be doing. there is lots of time to stitch when you get "old" like me!! What sort of things do you guys like to do? I might have a bit of Seattle advice. I do live across the Sound but we go there quite often.

Jackie said...

It certainly does sound like you've been busy! Lots of fun stuff going on! The trip to Seattle sounds fun, definitely one place I'd like to visit one day.

Julie said...

What a spectacular view....gorgeous.
Sounds like you are having lots of fun times, enjoy them and don't feel guilty about not being here, its nice to see a little catch up from you though Valerie. xx

Margaret said...

It sounds like life is getting better for you now? I hope. You are busy with life and boy friend and getting the last pieces of your parents' business dealt with. Which is all good. I do hope you get some stitching in at some point, but I love hearing about your travel and your fun weekends. I'd love to go to Seattle someday. Lucky you that you are going soon! And Cancun -- so pretty!

Hazel said...

Lovely to hear from you dearie and that all is well with you. Sounds like you have turned a corner. xxx

Melissa said...

Valerie, it's lovely to see a post from you. It sounds like you've had a nice break in Cancun and generally just having a busy social life which is good, right?

Stitching will come again, don't worry! ;-) Have fun!

Catherine said...

So good to catch up with you! Busy times for you ~ but looks like a lot of fun too!

Carol said...

You sound busy, but happy, Valerie--I'm so glad :) Your trip looks amazing--what a view, indeed!! And another trip to Seattle?! You lucky girl. It looks like our planned trip to Seattle for the fall has fallen through :(

Wow--9 1/2 years!! That has been a long time since you've been to Nicaragua--I'm sure you'll find lots of changes in both your family members and the city. I'm glad you're going though--your parents will love seeing you, I'm sure.

Hope you can find a bit of stitching time--I know it must be very hard with your busy schedule! Maybe just grab a small for some instant gratification over a few hours?

Have a fun and relaxing weekend, my friend... I'm going to try to email you soon--am so, so behind on my emails these days...

Katrina said...

Woohoo, very happy for you!!!! Sounds like life is good :-)!

Melanie said...

Heyyyyyyy! You changed your blog around. Is it weird that I felt a little sad for a second when I clicked on over from Feedly? Who is nostalgic over blog backgrounds? lol

You sound busy but very, very happy. So very nice to hear. :) The trip sounds/looks amazing. The blues of the water and sky......I'd be in heaven.

Enjoy your trip to Seattle next month! :)

Meari said...

Glad to hear things are going well with the BF. :) Happy for you.

Sharon said...

Oh that view Is gorgeous! Sounds like you are still busy but in a good way. I am thrilled to hear you and your boyfriend are doing well. Hopefully your stitching stars will align soon ;-)

Anna van Schurman said...

And in another blink a month goes by before I read and comment on your post! Sounds like you are having a good time, and I'm glad you popped in to tell us. I'll be in Seattle in six weeks, and I'm looking forward to all that time on the plane to stitch. :)