Sunday, August 10, 2008

I made it (a delayed post)!

I know it's been over a week since I left Toronto and arrived in San Francisco and I apologize for not posting sooner. This past week had been full of stuff to do. Not any kind of exciting stuff but just stuff. Stuff that kept me from posting. Plus we didn't have a good internet connection until Thursday. I know, you're saying, "But it's Sunday!" Well, I'm getting good at procrastinating. And I haven’t seen Paul in two months, so I’ve been a little distracted!

My last couple weeks in TO was AWESOME! I got a lot of support from the knitters – from keeping me calm to helping me pack – and I can’t thank them enough. But I’ll try!

Dear Toronto Knitters,

You are an amazing group. You took me in and made me feel loved. And when I told you I was leaving you were sad but still loved me and helped me keep my shit together. Even though I am now far away I feel as if I have friends for life. I can only humbly say, “Thank you.”



Okay, I’ll try not to turn this post into a wet hankie affair! I’m going to dry my eyes with some photos! (Not actually with the photos but you get the idea.) First off, a party was hosted for Michelle to build up her wedding bouquet. For a couple hours we sat around sipping wine and knitting roses. Who knew such a quick knit would be so satisfying and addictive? (Michelle, I was able to squeeze one more out of the angora I had left!)

My creation

And on the day before I left, I got to have some serious face time with Sandi and her new babeh, Presley. Can I tell you how smitten I am with that kitten? The knitters know how to make ‘em cute and this one is no exception. Plus I got to ogle Michelle’s new haircut and eat some of the best take-out sushi in the whole wide world. It was an awesome last meal. Thankfully the move didn’t kill me and it wasn’t actually my last meal.

Presley mosiac

The biggest stress I think I had during this whole move was my one-way flight to SF. It wasn't the flight itself but that I was traveling with the cat. That I never flew with before. I drove her from SF to TO for the move that happened less than three years ago and she did just fine. Airports and airplanes are another story. I'm happy to report she wasn’t the one who caused any incidents. Me on the other hand… I decided that it was a good idea to spill an entire cup of water on the passenger sitting next to me at the beginning of the flight. Go, me! (It was only water. I don't know why he was so cranky!)

Anyhoo, Paul, the cat and I are in a sublet (that has mannequins posed near the plants in the backyard garden) until the end of August and then we get to move into our own little slice of heave in the Lower Haight. We hope that this is the last time we move for a looooong while. Although I have to admit we haven't officially signed the papers. Hopefully I’m not jinxing anything. And for those of you who know about the housing situation, the New Zealanders got their loan so we're not moving to the top floor. Oh well, you win some you lose some. We’re still getting a pretty awesome place.

And I’ll end this post with some pictures that I took last Sunday. The many errands that we had to run took us all over the city. Sometimes MUNI decides it doesn’t want to run very often (even though the schedule says otherwise). Sunday afternoon was one of those days. We decided we didn’t want to wait 25 minutes for the next bus so we walked. And our walk took us through Golden Gate Park. When we arrived at the band shell we discovered an orchestra/big band/gaggle of musicians playing their last song. What a delight!

My creation

PS: I sent out an email to those I had email addresses for with my new contact info. If you didn’t get it check your spam. If it’s not there, email me and I will resend. :D


Not An Artist said...

Looks like a pretty fun first week! We miss you lots though :P

Sandi Purl said...

great to hear that you're settling in. loving all of your pix. we miss you, especially presley! xo

Heather said...

Hey! I didn't get anything, spam or otherwise... hmm. I'd better double check.

I hope you are actually in a slice of "heaven" and not "heave" ;). Good luck with the new place and hope to see you in October! We have a spare bedroom if the 11 other offers fall through. Oh, and happy birthday too!