Wednesday, April 21, 2010

not much

I have attempted to write a post for the past couple of days, but it seems that I am out of words for the moment. Let’s see if list making helps.

  1. Joe accepted the job in SF.
  2. It may not show, but I am super excited!
  3. Currently I can only manage to knit garter stitch. Too much floating around in my head to manage anything else.
  4. Brain is done. Apparently the list making is not working so much.


Friday, April 09, 2010


The suspense of it all is creating major stress all over. I alternatively feel like I’m going to throw up or am at complete peace with the whole thing. Though, the former seems to be winning out more and more.

No word today from the recruiter, of course they still have several more hours at work to get this sorted out, being on the west coast and all… I have a horrible feeling that this is going to stretch into Monday.

Finally home and would love to knit and relax for a bit. Of course, that is not likely to happen since we have a realtor coming over and then we’ll probably head somewhere for dinner. I mean, dinner out isn’t a bad thing. I am just starting to feel a bit frazzled by the not knowing. A bit stalled out and not able to make decisions about things that need to be done until we know for sure we are or are not moving. I’m in limbo. 

Monday, April 05, 2010

and we’re back

It would be nice if I could say that I got a decent nights sleep after getting home yesterday, but alas with all that is on my mind I went to bed late and got up early. Joy!

All in all I feel like we got a lot done while we were there and that we have enough information on the area of SF that we would like to live in.

Our top pick is Hayes Valley. Lots of cool shops, nice restaurants, and a Walgreens within walking distance. Oh and don’t forget the liquor grocery store for all your basic needs.


It also has this little park with a crazy sculpture as it’s centerpiece.


I’m sure you can see it’s appeal.

On the plane home I started on Ishbel. I figure if we really make it to SF then I’ll need a little something to keep the chill off.



Friday, April 02, 2010

room with a view

Today has been a pretty busy day. Joe has been interviewing practically all day with an hour squeezed in for us to see an apartment. The rest of the day I spent looking around a few other neighborhoods to try and get a feel for things, oh and to stop by a knitting store. By the way, if you get a chance to visit Imagiknit I highly recommend it. Everyone was super friendly and so much yarn! I mean, like, a lot of yarn. Anywho, the only picture I have taken today is the view from our room. Do to some overbooking we were upgraded to a little larger room with a view of the city. It’s actually very pretty at night. Unlike, the one here showing the cloudy overcast view.


Now, it’s time to get ready to meet the possible future boss’ family for dinner.


Thursday, April 01, 2010

big news or maybe it’s nothing

At the moment I am sitting in the middle seat in the rear of a plane flying to San Francisco. A lot has happened in the past few weeks and it’s been a crazy whirlwind of time and energy. The short of it is we may be moving to said city and the long of it is filled with major, minor, and the mundane that relates to this kind of decision making. For now we are planning as if we are going so as not to be caught with our pants down. With all the stress and sleepless nights I’ve lost two pounds. Heh. Maybe I can market this as the new wonder diet plan for the ages.

I wish I could say April Fool’s, well, not really… cause I am so excited about the prospects of this kind of move, but the uncertainty of it all is so very daunting. For us it’s a decision of epic proportion that’s as easy it is hard.

So we are off to SF and tomorrow Joe will have his first face to face interview and I will scout the city to see what neighborhoods seem livable with a few apartment viewings thrown in so we can be reminded just how big small 1500 square feet really is.*

So that’s our big news. It’s time to get back to knitting this really lovely Damson shawl. I seem to be having issues with yarn overs at the moment so hopefully this short break will help me gain a little perspective on how this very very hard simple shawl should be knit.


* I do love a really good run on sentence…