Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beautiful Knot Necklace

Like I've said before, I can't resist something with a nautical knot. Sadly, this baby will not become part of my collection -- at least for now (moving in less than 3 weeks and must pare down possessions, not add to them!).

So please feel free to snag this $18 beauty for yourself...I promise not to be too jealous.

Friday, May 6, 2011

To the Second City I Go

I haven't disappeared, I promise. (Tam, thanks for reminding me that I haven't blogged in forever!)
from Etsy shop Remixed Vintage

I've just been a little busy with my to do list below:
1. Pack up house
2. Rent our place out (Please, please rent...unfortunately not a good time to sell)
3. Find a new job in Chicago Taken care of! When I talked to my boss about how we're moving for J's residency, she offered to let me work remotely up there and come back to Dallas when needed. (I foresee I will be needed in TX a lot in the winter.) I'm so excited, and I wish I had talked to her earlier -- I had already started to put in a lot of time searching job postings and talking to recruiters.
4. Find a place to live in Chicago

I am crossing my fingers that #4 will be accomplished this weekend! (I don't know what we'll do if not...eep!) J flew up Thursday morning and will be seeing 6 or so places today. I fly up this evening, and we'll see some more places tomorrow and hopefully will find the perfect place to spend the next 3 years. 

I'm a little nervous, because so many that we see online and like are gone in an instant, and not a lot are dog-friendly. (But many will take cats; what's up with that? Our poodle is 12 pounds dripping wet (what is the origin of that phrase?) and stretches and pounces on her toys like a cat. We've been joking about passing her off as a feline, much like this urban legend of sheep being passed off as poodles.)

So to the Second City I go! Wish me luck...I'm going to need it! (And not just this weekend...I need a lot of luck packing and getting through the move with my nerves intact. Have I mentioned I don't like change?)