WE'VE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA!
Exactly one month ago we drove a packed U-haul and drove across the country. I have officially spent the past 4 years living out of a suitcase jumping from theatre to theatre and it feels so great to know I'll be in one place for awhile.
We pulled from our vast knowledge of living on the road to make this trip as easy as possible. Here's a few of the choices that made this trip the most bearable (even enjoyable) yet.
1. PRICELINE PRICELINE PRICELINE! - We mapped out the cities we wanted to stay in and then "pricelined" a hotel the night before. If the image of William Shatner has scared you away in the past... Put it behind you and use Priceline for last minute trips. It was a lifesaver! We bid 1/2 price on 3 star hotels and every single hotel was spectacular.
2. WHOLE FOODS - After my minor breakdown on our last trip (which JD lovingly calls the onion ring breakdown). We decided eating at Burger King twice in one day is no longer an option. So, we googled Whole Foods and stopped at their salad bar when possible. A giant tub of sesame kale left us much happier than burgers and onion rings.
3. AUDIO BOOKS - I mean, this is a no-brainer... but it really does help. We listened to Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. So glad to have finally experienced both stories.
4. A NEW CROCHET TECHNIQUE - I knew I had loads and loads of time to dedicate to a new knit or crochet project. I'd been playing with Linked Stitches which lead me to dive back into figuring out Tunisian Crochet. I have played around with Tunisian Crochet, but never completed a project. I ended up making a shrug that I really love! The trick to making this technique appealing to me was using a much larger hook than usually used for the yarn. It took some time for me to find my own Tunisian style... but time was the one thing I had.
It's taken me awhile to come back to the online craft community but I'm back and I have lots to share.