Saturday, January 14, 2012


Sunset from a few days ago
We had a little bit of snow today. It was another lovely lazy Saturday. We made it out to breakfast by 12! We tried a new place....Hi Spot Cafe in Madrona. I think this is my new favorite breakfast place. They have scones, which I haven't tried yet, but brought one home. My omelette was amazing with flavorful mushrooms and cheese. The coffee and bloody mary was very nice as well. It's a cute little neighborhood that I've never been to and will definitely go back.

We booked our moving truck yesterday! It's coming on April 17th. We have three days to pack it and it has to be unpacked by May 7th at a location undetermined at this point, likely a storage unit. That gives us 17 days to get to Massachusetts. Plenty of time to visit people and perhaps even a flyball tournament or whippet race along the way. One less thing to worry about. We've been thinking about things we want in a future house and making lists to organize our thoughts. When we bought this house our only requirements were that it was in a certain location, the layout was decent for us and the dogs and some garden space. It wasn't our dream house, but it's served us well.

Anyway, in our next house the requirements are: location (I want to be a short distance from a playground, stores, restaurants, places for me to work), land (has to be at least 4-5 acres and some portion flat), old (I want an old house ideally from before 1940), not astromonical taxes.  Other things that aren't absolute requirements but would be nice: fireplace, hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms, mudroom, pond/river/lake/pool, barn, sunroom/greenhouse. We have big plans for a set up that would be better for the dogs. I'd like to have a mudroom/dog room that has a doggie door leading to an outdoor dog run area.  This area would be separate from our other outdoor space. We'd also like to have enough space to exercise and train the dogs outside. I'd also like to have a dining room, playroom, and a larger master bedroom. Lots of these things probably won't happen anytime soon, but it's fun to think about. 

Here is Finley's favorite project - organizing her lotions, salves, creams etc. They have to be organized by size and each one has to be shaken and thoroughly inspected

1 comment:

Girlie Blogger said...

That sunset was gorgeous. I remember we had a few days of sunshine. Too bad it didn't last.