Sunday, March 24, 2013

We're so grown up!

Adam and I bought a pool table!  I feel so mature.

We found it used on Craigslist from a guy named David, who was selling his house to move in with his girlfriend. Apparently there was no room for the pool table at Jennifer's house.  (As we pulled away she practically begged me to take the mounted deer head, too - "Quick!  Before David notices it's gone!")

Today was David's official move-out day, so there were a ton of people at his house moving everything out as Adam and I worked on disassembling the pool table.  We spent more than 2 hours with these strangers, and happily, everyone was super nice and helpful.

I have the camera set up on a tri-pod. We've been taking pictures every couple of minutes so we can put together a cool time-lapse video of the setup.  I'll post it once it's finished!

Anyway - we still have a lot of work to do to get this done tonight, so I better get back down there...
Here's a picture of me helping:

Watch out for this future pool shark!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Well well looky here

So here's my blog.  Still sitting here like a loyal pup waiting for me to come back. I'm more of a cat person but can't think of the cat-counterpoint phrase to use with "loyalty". My cats probably wouldn't still be waiting for me 7 months later. But! The dog.  Maybe?  The blog?  Yes.

I left off back in the savory days of late August.  Outfit posts and summer vacations. We were looking to buy a house and starting to pack up the apartment. Orchestra and viola lessons were starting up and life keeps going even without a blog post. Funny that.  

With a new address and the winter blues starting to melt away, it's time to start documenting things in this place again, I think.  Here's my first outfit picture taken at the new house:

I need to start a new relationship with More Charming In Person.  I got too caught up in the outfit posts and the community of Outfit a Day Bloggers.  I'm not here to make money or jump into a popularity game with page views and comments.  I see how a lot of bloggers do such a great job at at gaining readership through networking and supporting each other.  I am impressed and awed by so many of these ladies... but I just can't keep up.  

I don't need a huge following to make this side-project blog valuable to me.  I need to value blogging as a hobby that's a good fit for my spare time.  Sometimes I get really down on my viola skills and think I should be a better and more confident player.  But then I realize that the fact that I play viola most days of the week is a pretty neat hobby.  I'm learning and creating and thinking and practicing.  Practice should be part of any well-balanced day, yes?  Any kind of practice - cooking, meditating, running, praying, cleaning, loving - brings our minds away from the mundane or the boredom, keeping us alive.

Cats help too.

He looks grumpy.  But he's just being helpful.

I'm not sure how More Charming will evolve but I'm excited about the process of leading it down a couple of different roads and finding out a little bit more about myself along the way.