You know when bloggers are all like “I’m so sorry for not blogging lately!”? I’m not going to do that. I think it’s silly. I am, however, excited to say that I’m back in action. I’ve missed writing. However, life, lately, has been pretty fantastic. Aside from the blog-centric ones, I’ve been rocking and rolling on my resolutions. Here’s what I’ve been up to as of late that’s distracted me from my lovely little slice of the internet.
1. I’m learning to ski. Actually, dare I say that I’ve learned how to ski. Lake Tahoe is only a 3-4 hour drive from SF, so it’s not uncommon for big groups of people to rent a ski house together for the season. It’s like the SF version of a Fire Island share house, I think.
This being our first winter on the west coast, we carpe diem-ed the decision and went in on a share with some friends and friends-of-friends. I have also had the amazing good fortune of being married to an incredible skier with supernatural amounts of patience. So he’s been teaching me to ski, and it’s actually working! I still totally suck, but at least I can get down the blue slopes in one piece. And with the help of 800 layers, I haven’t even been that cold. Also, apres ski is the best.
2. We officially handed in our MetroCard and bought our very first car. His name is Jasper, which totally suits him. Proper, yet handsome, like the silver fox that he is. Having a car has opened up the entire Bay Area to us. I love NYC through and through, but California is a stunning place, and Jaspie and his sidekick Google Maps have been excellent tour guides.
3. I’ve been drinking wine. Really good wine. In Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Pinch me.
4. I’ve been doing super California-esq things. Like ride a bike (outdoors). And eat oysters straight from the shucker-folk in Tomales Bay. And hike. And go to dinner parties at people’s homes, because it’s no longer an anomaly for people to have enough space to house a dining table.
5. I’ve traveled back to the east coast a couple of times. First, to NYC for a work/family/friends visit trip. It made me homesick, but in a good way. If that makes sense. Then, to Florida for a wedding and to visit my family. And to hang out with this backyard view. Home is the best.
You know how you’re supposed to save the top layer of your wedding cake and eat it on your one year anniversary? Well it turns out that when your wedding cake is sitting in your mom’s freezer a few thousand miles away, one year and nine months can also be the winning wedding cake anniversary date. It was still delish. Freezer burn is underrated.
6. I’ve been on a quest to try out as many fitness studios and gyms in SF as possible to find a new and fun routine. 1 was meh, 3 were fine, 2 were awesome, and 1 was awful but then awesome. More to come on that. Ah, what a cliffhanger, right?
So that’s me. What about you? What’s new/exciting/distracting in a good way your life?