18. June 2012 Travel 1
Home from San Francisco!  We arrived in Columbia late on Saturday night, which was very nice since we had most of Sunday to do chores and errands, rest up, and prepare for the week ahead. It was a great trip for both of us.  Justin enjoyed his conference thoroughly; Apple does an amazing job of ...


14. June 2012 Travel 0
I am in a vegetarian Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, having already hiked to the top of Telegraph Hill to see the views from Coit Tower, and walked through North Beach. I have a full day alone today, as Justin is in meetings all day with a special concert later on. I hope to see more ...

In California

13. June 2012 Travel 0
I rented a car yesterday while Justin had a full day of conference activities, and I went up north across the Golden Gate Bridge to see Muir Woods, which I’d missed the last time I was there, due to large crowds/not enough parking. I also drove through the Presidio district and visited the Cliff House ...

In San Francisco

11. June 2012 Travel 0
We left on Sunday for San Francisco. Justin has a work conference and I have absolutely nothing planned except a few days in a beautiful city. It was hectic getting ready for the trip- unpacking to pack, really- but we made it. I walked Justin to his conference this morning, which is Apple’s big WWDC ...


09. June 2012 At the House, Pets 0
Martha is part chow-chow and probably part labrador. Chows were originally bred to protect the palaces in China. (Fun fact! The Chinese name for a chow-chow translates to “puffy lion dog”!). As a result, chows are pretty possessive and protective. Martha definitely has these traits. I joke that her favorite game is Patrol, and she ...

The Views

09. June 2012 At the House 0
After years of living in a suburb area with small trees and wide lawns, it is a treat to have this as the view from my front door.

The New Normal

07. June 2012 Pets 0
The pets are pretty confused by everything, particularly the fact that life isn’t going back to normal. Martha, the dog, has spent some nights and many, many days at Justin’s house over the last few months because she couldn’t be at my house during showings.  If I had a house showing, I would leave work ...

It’s All in There

07. June 2012 At the House 0
Monday was Moving Day, and it all went well! Somehow my stuff fit into Justin’s house, though I don’t know how that happened. It’s a sea of boxes, but every day brings a little success (like last night’s broom closet organization) and I am confident that it will come together in the next few weeks. ...

Empty House

05. June 2012 At the House 0
It’s really weird to walk into your old house after all the furniture has been moved out. All that time spent in those rooms- reading, watching TV, talking, cooking, playing around… How is it that I don’t live there anymore?