I mentioned that Friday afternoon after I parted company from my meetup with Amber, I had an hour of leisurely shopping and browsing
I was walking around North Park
Funky, fun, a little more hipster than my neighborhood, Hillcrest, but they’re very similar
I saw this cute store
With lots of cacti out front
And what I call fuzzy ones
Fuzzy like razor blades
And check out this hanging garden wall piece inside the store
It’s really alive and growing.
And it’s really enormous!
I dug the hanging glass balls with plant-life growing in them. Sort of modern and whimsical.
But I think I may tend to “not notice” they were hanging and hit my head on them if I were to mount something like that in my house.
From candles and books and cactus and cool glassware and kitchen items on expensive teak tables I could have had a field day.
And that’s just one store, on one block, in one neighborhood.
Stores similar to this are repeated hundreds and hundreds of times over.
I wish I had all day to shop. Professional shopper sounds awesome.
So does professional photographer,though, too.
What’s a girl to do after all that browsing?
Go home and have a snack
From my last post, Happily Sitting It Out, I enjoyed your recounts of conferences you’ve attended, conferences you want to attend, and I’m glad to know that my post was reassuring for those of you who said you needed that little reminder on it being okay to sit things out sometimes.
1. How’s your weekend going? Best thing you’ve ate or done so far?
Mine’s whizzing by. I can’t believe it! It’s been a blur of errands, work, and a little bit of time with the fam and a couple quickie workouts. I’ve spent more time working than I would have wished but duty calls.
2. Do you feel like you live in a funky town or neighborhood? Or if you’re in the ‘burbs or in more of a remote area, do you ever go to the hip, trendy, funky, eclectic, offbeat part of town?
I love it as I’ve posted about.
Even with the cost of living, San Diego is 100% my forever home.
And my home in Aruba, too, will be my other forever place and home. Yes, I own in Aruba, rent in San Diego. Go figure.
I could never imagine living anywhere other than urban. I have tried the ‘burbs thing. It just wasn’t for me. At all.
I tried leaving San Diego for 9 months and hated it and moved back. Sorry Phoenix, wasn’t a fan.
After moving here in 2004 after living in MN, IL, NC, SC, and AZ this is and will be my forever home. I just know it.
For more about our moves and places we’ve lived, see this post.
I crave the diversity, pace, vibe, and eclectic nature of where I live. Sure, there’s noise, traffic, I don’t even have a grill because there’s no where to put it. Parking space is at a premium, storage space is at an even bigger premium, but all the trade-offs are worth it to me.
In just the past few weeks, these events have all taken place are all walking distance from my front door:
Farmers Market every weekend
I couldn’t imagine life any other way!
And the beach is 10 minutes by car the other direction. 5 minutes to the airport. And in an hour on a Southwest flight, I can be so many places if I ever get sick of urban or SoCal.
But I just said I was done traveling for awhile. Okay, maybe I amend that.
Do you like where you live? What do you like or not like about your area?
Have a great rest of your weekend!