Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I've been reflecting lately on my move back to Portland. And it seems to me that I've reached a certain level of contentment with my life. I think it has a lot to do with having my own place again (the home is a sanctuary), and with my little business that is going so well. I really like the freedom of being my own boss, although when you are in charge the stress and worry all ends up on your shoulders as well. But for now I seem to be handling it pretty well. I'm excited to see how next year works out (David Yurman had better watch his back!).
The littlest pug has finally started to calm down, though pee in the shoes still happens occasionally. And he still likes to chew on my hands. Unfortunately, when he lost his baby teeth, his mouth decided to keep his little demon canine fangs, so he now has a stacked set of canines....the devil teeth and his regular angelic tic-tac pug teeth sitting behind them. The dental ways of pugs are inscrutable to humankind. Gunter, of course, continues to be the most awesome dog ever.
So, all in all, life is pretty darn fantastic here in the House of Bean. I baked a great batch of cookies yesterday evening, I'm having coffee (!!!) with my best friend (ever!) Kellie today, which will be followed by more baking and wine drinking at Sally's with Mary Mo. Then it will be Wednesday, and then Thursday. I'm really looking forward to this Thanksgiving, I feel like I have a lot to be thankful for.
Random 5 things I'm thankful for at this moment:
1.) Awesome lady friends
4.) Wood floors
5.) New sheets
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Aren't they lovely? Love them! Should have bought three. Super sturdy all beech (or something like that) leaning bookshelves from Crate and Barrel. Of course, I really wanted these:
Solid walnut leaning shelves from Room and Board, but I couldn't even buy one for the price that I got two for. But I love them, and at some point in the indeterminate future I will buy some. Walnut is my favorite wood.
On a related note, I will probably never ever buy anything from Crate and Barrel ever ever again. Completely incompetent.
But you know who isn't incompetent? This guy:
Award Winning Couch Moving Assistant turned Award Winning Shelf Assembler Extraordinaire!
What do I still need?
1) Desk for my fantastic new computer.
2) Coffee table (for the coffee I am no longer drinking. Day two.)
3) Dining table and chairs
4) Love seat
5) Area rug
6) Not technically furniture, but it would be nice to have more than three spoons. Silverware.
Posted by Justine at 8:57 AM