Lunch with my whole foods friends. Hoping to see both of them--Cody and Justin on my visit this month. Justin is a great dining companion and I have done multiple hikes and/or yoga sessions with Cody. Actually, Cody visited me earlier this month. She and her husband drove out to Philly to attend the DNC and I was one of their first stops on their cross country venture. It was wonderful to host them. My first guests in my new place.
I am still accessorizing and upgrading my things. As always, I have simplified my life. I have moved from college in my car to Phoenix. When I left Phoenix, the first time, I packed up my Nissan and found myself in Denver. Again, with minimal belongings and when I left Denver in 2011, I packed up Veronica and headed south. This time, I did manage to store my artwork and other bigger items at a friend's industrial garage. They were more than accommodating to me while I figured out where I wanted to be. Then a passing boyfriend picked up those items and brought them to Phoenix. My artwork. My table and chairs and some items accrued during my life with Brian. Things that I had associated with him that I was hanging on to.
When I moved to Santa Fe, again, I moved my car with items and bought a rental car in other weekends to move my life. My friend, Jan, convinced her boyfriend to cart my bed, artwork and table and chairs there for me.
I returned to Denver and stored my stuff at the Warrior Prince's apartment. I made multiple trips in rental cars and brought the remainder of my belongings in Veronica on her last trip north. Ironically, I return to Denver and finally decide to rid myself of some of the things that I have carted around with me for the last ten years. Table and chairs. A bike I gifted to the community in Santa Fe. Some artwork that I am ready to let go. Clothing--lots of purging there. Feels good and right to let go of items that have been boxed and carted from place to place in my car. I would like to acquire a new table and chairs. Thinking a caberet style or cute Parisian café table. Boutique with a few chairs. I have the space to do yoga, at home, which I am loving. A sofa was left for me to use and it is clean and comfortable. Tan and so not clashing with the rest of the living room.
I digress. I wanted to blog about the drama with my landlady. I still cannot believe that she thought an indoor camping porta potty would be a viable option. If the roles were reversed, I wonder how she would handle it. Disposing of her own waste while paying rent to someone. Hmmmm.....seems insane. Or as I also like to think of it....she gave me a colostomy bag. So gross!
I am heading to AZ to visit, do yoga and shop. Maybe I will find my ultimate dress to wear in NOLA. September celebrations will be right around the corner and soon. I must begin to make reservations for my venture.
Til then, cheers!