Hi all. Did everyone have a good weekend? I suppose you did if you were a Seahawks fan, huh?
I had a busy weekend. Lots of moving and packing interspersed with activities. Nonstop, really.
Saturday was the memorial for my ballet teacher from college. She was a pretty marvelous lady. I wrote about her awhile back. Her husband had asked me to speak during the service, and although I wanted to, I didn’t think I could get through it. Fortunately, a friend of mine (and another of my teacher’s former students) was able to read my speech on my behalf. Several people approached us afterwards and said what a wonderful tribute it was. And I felt really honored to be even a small part of such an amazing memorial. If my life is even half as interesting as hers was, I will have a lot of exciting stories!
After the service, my friend and I went to the ballet. The Royal New Zealand Ballet was performing Giselle downtown at the Music Center. Although I’m a giant ballet nerd, I’d never seen Giselle before, so that was neat. I think my ballet teacher would have approved. 🙂
Sunday I met up with various friends in between packing and schlepping my stuff to my storage unit. I had brunch with a friend from college, and I attended (a little late, whoops) a Super Bowl party later in the day.
Monday was the official U-Haul rental day, so all my furniture has gone to my storage unit. I am currently typing this blog post from an air mattress on the floor. Literally, I have no other furniture. The rooms sort of echo. It’s creepy.
It’s hard to say goodbye to my friends. It helps that I’m telling everyone that I’ll be back in 6 months. In my head, that’s the plan, but it’s a somewhat flexible plan. But it’s a lot easier to say, “See you later!” than “Goodbye.”