I bought a few items to make my place feel more like home. A lamp to help with the lighting in the kitchen/bedroom and a bathroom organizer. I return home and delay putting the bathroom organizer together. I wanted to be lazy and couldn't decide if I would drive out to Ojo to soak in the springs or take a bath now that I have a bathroom stopper. I chose the latter.
I opened the bathroom organizer box and pieces were missing. No instructions either. Should have been a huge red sign that this was not the right organizer for me. I returned to Target and changed out the organizers. I returned home and started to put it together. I was determined to get my place in order. The finished product is okay but not what I had envisioned. I will take it apart and hopefully find the perfect item while visiting Jenn in ABQ. Hot springs can wait until another weekend.
I stopped by a few consignment places to see if I could find a bedside table or wine cabinet. I saw one at Target that seemed likely. It was on sale, thru today. I held off and chose to consider my options. I could order on-line or look at a few other options that I would have in town. In addition, garage sales, consignment shops or drive to Denver and pick up the one that I already own. Duh....that would be the most viable option.
When I left Denver in 2011, I left my plants with Sara Jo (where they have thrived) and a few other items with Bryn. My wine cabinet has been in her house and used as a storage unit for the last few years. I could drive up to Denver, see some friends and collect my wine cabinet. That would be the best option. Now, I just need to make it happen.
I am thankful that I wanted to start over again. It is always exciting, fun, and new. I have a few friends that I have met while visiting Santa Fe and I wanted to see them right when I arrived. It was important, I thought, and I tried to force it. Finally, I realized, I want to take time for me. I had a raging headache on Thursday and a hamstring tweak. I think that due to both of those annoyances, my body was trying to tell me to enjoy being where I am now. I made a lot of decisions that I haven't stopped to ease into. I was go, go, going and I needed to stop and enjoy. I do have time to see my friends, explore Santa Fe and find my niche.
Of course, I miss Phoenix. Yoga. I miss having options in terms of studios and instructors. I miss hiking Camelback and my friends. I do not miss having to drive everywhere. Not going to lie. I am loving that aspect of being here. And the green chile factor. I am determined to make my own at some point soon. I can run and must start as there is a half marathon in July that I have signed up for. I have the accommodations squared and think I have some tastings arranged. But, I am going to run it and not feel sore from lack of training. Last year's half marathon was terrible since I had not been diligent in that regard.
I am heading to yoga and hopeful that it will be a stellar class. Afterwards, I have some friends in town that I might meet or I might head straight to ABQ. I am going to meet up with Jennifer and Travis and thrift store shop, hang out and spend time with friendly faces. I think that is why I was so adamant on seeing the people I knew in Santa fe. I want to feel comfortable and I have established friendships that I wanted to see, immediately, as a way to celebrate my start in Santa Fe. And, I will. There is so much time to make this happen.
Enjoy your weekend. I intend to.