We have once again arrived home only to be met by a cool breeze and a cloudy covered sky. I realized coming home that it has been quite a few years since I arrived home and felt really good to be there. I'm not quite sure what this means. Maybe that I enjoy the sun too much or maybe I have too much stuff in my home and the minute I open the door the weight of the stuff mentally falls upon my shoulders. Either way it feels wrong. I should be grateful to be home not saddened. I suppose part of my sadness was having to say goodbye to this.
Dave and I figured it was placed in the dull mid-size car section by mistake. Why are expensive and sexy cars so incredible to drive? While we love our van, the other car we own is an old beat up beige coralla that painfully sputters as we speed up. I loved cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway in this car. Friday they had to tear me away from her lovingly upholstered leather black seats to put me on the rental-car bus to go to LAX. It was a difficult goodbye.
The children and I didn't really want to leave. We took that as a good thing. It would be far worse to have disliked an area that we were possibly moving to. I loved the weather, the people, the shopping (did I mention that there was an Anthropologie on every street corner opposite Starbucks?) and especially the ocean. Do people get bored of the sea? I was completely mesmerized by it and gasped every time I spotted it through some trees or between houses.
On Friday we did manage to get to a Goodwill store in Redondo Beach. Yes it was very small and the kitchenware department consisted of a few shelves. I was very impressed though with the clothing. I found a few Hanna Andersson's for Cerys, a few boutique tops for me and even a pair of Spanish posh boots to consign. I think I'll do okay down here if we do move. It will be different but I have the drive and motivation to find thrifted good. And who doesn't love a challenge?
Speaking of thrifting. I have a winner to unveil.
Thanks to the 145 comments you all left. Some people were shocked by my giveaway. I love things, I love to own things but I have realized this last year that I don't need to keep things. Even if I experience them for a year or even a few months. It's the experience of having them in my hands or on my shelf that I enjoy. Then I am ready to pass them on to a new owner. As I am clearing out room after room in
our home, I look at items that I have collected and I know that for the most part once they have left my life, I could find them again if I wanted to. For now I have the memory of the item. It's enough. Really.
Cerys came down the stairs groggy from just waking up. But curious enough to help me draw out a name. And the winner is...
Please email me with your address and I'll ship your quilt and goodies this week. I'm solo parent again this week as Dave flies off to New York so it may take me a couple days to post your package. Not to mention the start of Gossip Girl and 90210. Oh and the fact that I can't seem to put this book series down. Otherwise, lost of free time...well not really. Thanks again fellow thrifters.