06 4 / 2014
i could picture exactly what sunday evenings look like now, and i wanted to be there so badly, walking into the apartment together from an afternoon of exploring to a chorus of cat hellos, preparing something to eat on the dining table that we finally own after nearly ten years of cohabitation.
but i also i got homesick for a time that doesn’t exist anymore, a time when after leaving brunch with my girlfriends or dinner with my sister, i would be heading home to warren street, to throw open the windows to spring time in new york. while i am glad to get to come back here so often for work, it also makes it hard to let go, to feel fully moved on, and this perfect spring weekend - that reminded me of so many of the best moments this city can offer - has made it all the more difficult.
what a life we had in new york. (what a life we have, will have in chicago.) i’m just ready for a new season.
02 4 / 2014
there are benefits to working from home, i suppose. yesterday, at 3:30pm i could start the chili that simmered until i wrapped up my work at 6pm and stephen came home for dinner. i’ve perfected the art of doing laundry and dishes around conference calls and research projects. if i don’t feel like washing my hair until after my workout class, no one will know but darby. (and though i showered in between, i am wearing the same soft clothes i wore yesterday. this is the first time that’s happened, i swear.)
i am sure that when i go back to an office at some point in the future, i will wish i could return to some of this. but for now, i miss getting dressed up each day for the office. i need people to talk to face to face, not just over the phone. i want a reason to leave the house each day that is not just running errands.
i’ll be back in nyc for two events this coming week, and while i am sad to be away from my husband and the cat and our domestic routines for a whole week, i could not be more excited to be back in the office. it will be a full few days, with a lot of work to do, but i am looking forward to it. (also i might have some free time so if you want to see me, just let me know…)
28 3 / 2014
[Sorry, we can’t find an image for this because it never happens.]
this is hilarious to me.