Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Checking in... Dining Tables & Black Boots

I'm not sure how many of you are still out there, occasionally stopping by to see if I've returned, but I thought I would pop in for a visit.

Believe me, I think often about blogging and of how much I miss it. It would be wonderful if I could return. To be honest, the only reason I'm writing this today is because I am home sick (blech); however, I have every intention of eventually returning to the blogosphere. Unfortunately, for the time being, I can only provide you with occasional tidbits like this one (but hopefully they won't all be just because I have a cold!).

I absolutely cannot believe it's October.

Since I last checked in, the Boyfriend and I have decided to put our house-hunting on hold. After five different offers (and obviously not getting any of them because, in our budget, it's a seller's market in Seattle), we figured it just wasn't the right time.

To tide ourselves over, we recently purchased a new dining room table (thank you, World Market!), one that can actually fit place settings and food platters (amazing!). We loved our old table (and are still holding on to it), but when you have to use a console table as a buffet line at every meal, it's time for a change. After all, we have a separate formal dining room in our apartment, so we thought we should fulfill its true role as much-more-than-a-breakfast-nook.

Next up: Hanging artwork and window treatments!

We also started renting a storage unit in the basement of our apartment building. I'm usually against such an idea, but when we found out it would only be $10 per month, I quickly changed my mind. I have to admit, it's nice not having to keep our camping gear in our much-more-than-a-breakfast-nook anymore. If you're looking for more storage space in a rental, ask your landlord about options. You might be pleasantly surprised!

Other exciting things: We've since celebrated the Boyfriend's quarter-of-a-century birthday (yep, 25!), as well as yet another clean CT scan for me (yep, still cancer-free!). And my hair is coming in quite nicely now (almost chin-length in front!).

This wouldn't be a proper post without some sort of style element, so I thought I would share with you my latest fashion dilemma. Well, not so much of a dilemma, but something I've been struggling with a little bit...

I'm looking for the perfect black boot. Sure, I have my favorite vintage Frye boots, but I need something that can be dressed up a bit more, and I'm looking for black this time around. What do you think of these?

I have been pleasantly surprised by my past Jessica Simpson shoe purchases, but they have been flats. Has anyone had any JS boot experience? I trust you, readers!

Until our next check-in,