Thursday, November 8, 2012

A great tool to check out our innards!

The starting map of much more to it all - but this is a great place to start!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ahhhh, settling in...

It is amazing to me that it has almost been a year since my last post!! much has changed...

After spending much of the past few years on the road traveling this great country of ours, I have found my sweet spot. I am loving Florida - I have been here for 6 months and am looking forward to finally settling in

Why Florida you ask? Oh, let me count the ways...close to the Appalachian Trail, the weather (oh my!), the ability to grow our own food, the cost of living and the ease of traveling to so many wonderful places (especially where family and friends are)...there are not too many places in the WORLD that meet all of these parameters...And, those that know me, know how picky I am when it comes to location...a resident expert now, I guess.

Florida is a really great place to be - right now my window is wide open with a most wonderful breeze coming through...a nice 75 degrees or so...clear blue sky. Life is good. 

Love you all!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ooooh, I found a yummy spot!

So, we left off that I was in Portland...but Waldo has found a new super super home spot...Santa Rosa, Cali. A little busier than I prefer - but the weather, the people...good stuff!

A snapshot update...

Work - I took a part-time position with this Bay Area start up - LOVE the owner - he is a really cool dude - and the other people I am working with are great, too - including a Kiwi! We are still in our 'trial' month - determining if we are a fit,

it is working out great so far (see pics of the office) is a FREEZING warehouse, though, so that is the only really nada-happy thing for me - it is getting better - yesterday was the first day I took my coat off!!

A video on the primary product:

Home - I am renting a place right behind True North (the health clinic I am volunteering at - the primary reason I chose Santa Rosa) - super cute place - AND True North is renting my extra room for their interns - so, I will get Natural Hygiene smarties staying here - yip yip! There are great bike trails out my door - and I have been walking/running the neighborhood almost daily.

I have fully furnished my place through Craigslist and Thrift so many
great deals - my couch was $15 (IKEA $300 couch) - my treadmill was only $50 for those cold mornings! My lamps, pillows, stands, vacuum, blender and so much more I got from a garage sale for $1/ea...always fun!

Volunteering - I started volunteering at True North - such great energy there! - really, really wonderful people. It is a VERY busy place - lots of things happening - currently and on the horizon. I look forward to my adventure here - I will be volunteering 3x per week initially...

I am also volunteering at a thrift shop that benefits the is a really cool thrift store - great prices, great stuff and a dedicated clientele! PLUS, some kitties are at the store so I can play with them as much as I want!

My Social Life - while I tend to meet people easily, I haven't made much of an effort as I have been trying to get my basic needs situated. I have a feeling True North will make up the core of my social circle here - as well, I was at a Garage Sale and this gal looks at me and says, 'I feel I am supposed to tell you about the Center for Spiritual Living'...I love things like effort, all flow! I looked it up and it is a HUGE, very cool community here in town...there are lots of raw and/or vegan potlucks in the step at a time. An abundance of options!

The produce here...AMAZING - it is really the belly of the world! The prices...amazing. I have foraged tangelos, lemons and persimmons so far - and it is Dec/Jan! The greens are sooo sweet and the celery - mwah!

My Furry Dude - he is settling in - he loves the treadmill - and my desk (of course)...I am sure he will love to have more people around so he can show off. As I write this, he is laying on his back looking up at me...

Love ya all!