Noisy & House Pictures
Since you all seemed to like the last round of pictures of my new pad, here’s a few more.
The kitchen with knife blocks and dehydrator in place
Ironic that my most used and favorite kitchen items are next to my least used. Go figure.
And I made a home for
The Beast My Vita-Mix
Can’t wait to make some No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites with it after I am officially moved in (Wednesday July 13 is move day). 30 hours after I am back on American soil.
I am loving the light. This is going to make photography so much more fun! Probably not as fun as Photography in Mexico with Penny is going to be though.
The view from my balcony
And the other direction
We are near a hospital so I already know we will get siren and ambulance noise.
The windows in the house are really good though. Double-paned and thick.
I can tell they did not skimp on the windows which is something I asked before signing the lease. I stood in the kitchen and living room not breathing, not uttering a word, or moving a muscle just to see how much noise there was. The noise levels passed muster and I signed the lease.
In terms of eats, I’ve been working on lots of fresh veggies, salads and fruit.
It’s in the high 80s here at the coast. Hot by San Diego standards. Just in time for packing and moving. It’s been a sweatfest.
So juiciness has been in order.
And I found of few Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars in the freezer. Love small miracles and finds like that.
1. Have you ever lived in a noisy place?
I’ve lived in plenty:
Near the L tracks downtown Chicago in multiple different apartments I heard the rickity, clickity of the trains. All day, all night. Joy oh joy.
One of our previous places in San Diego was in a neighborhood called Banker’s Hill. We were on a hill about 2 miles from, or “above” the airport on top of a huge hill, and the planes would literally come rushing overhead every 5 minutes. And when I say rushing overhead, they were so.low. I could make out passengers faces!
Note: make sure you are never in the flight path of airplanes and a nearby airport. Sounds like a funny thing to mention, but until you live in a flight path, you would never think about it.
2. Do you prefer silence, white noise, noise, or a mixture?
I like things pin.drop.quiet when I am at home.
I don’t even like white noise. I like it quiet. I don’t keep the tv on, don’t keep music on, I just like peace and quiet!
That’s ironic because I do love living in the city and I love the pace, vibe, and energy of the city, but when I go into my house, my safe place and refuge, my humble abode, and I close the door, I want it really quiet.
When I’m out, noise happens and I don’t mind it. Usually. I don’t enjoy really loud motorcycle engines that have been tweaked to be noisy and I don’t love sirens, but whatever. I deal.
Some people can only sleep with a white noise machine (and it helped me with Skylar and getting her to sleep through the night when she was younger and not waking up every time she heard a siren or a plane) but I don’t use a white noise machine for myself.
I also don’t run with music. Both for safety reasons (please read this post and be safe!!! if you workout with earbuds in) and because I do just love..the quietness and mental peace that silence brings!
Thanks for the 2 Cookbooks for 2 Winner Giveaway entries.
And I’ll see you….from Mexico!