Monday, May 24, 2010

The Good Life

I'm lying in bed (well, my sister's bed), watching The Devil Wears Prada and sipping a glass of sauvignon blanc. I've just stepped out of a seriously LUSH bath in my sister's brand new ginormous tub. (I seriously feel like I could drown in it! It's heavenly.) I hear the door crack open, and in walks my sister. She hands me a slice of decadent vegan chocolate cake from Whole Foods. This, my friends, is the good life.

I've spent the last four days in beautiful San Jose, California, soaking up the sun and enjoying the cooler weather. I've cooked vegan dinners for my sister and her husband, hiked in Los Gatos with the dogs, brunched at a darling creperie, hit up mega sales at Macy's, and dined al fresco. it's been a divine trip. Sadly it's ending soon, and I will be returning to Austin sans one very precious thing - Lola. My heart is warmed by the fact that I know Lola will be happy here. She'll be, dare I say, happiER here because she's surrounded by people, has a huge yard and a cousin to play with. I'm happy that she'll be happy.

I have an exhausting yet exhilarating week ahead, and next Tuesday I'll be a New Yorker. Crazy. I'm feeling a little discouraged on the job front (it's going to be tough to completely change careers), but I'm trying to stay positive. Merci for all your kind words and encouragement via Twitter... you guys are the best.


naturally nina said...

Oh it sounds amazing there. And your new life in NY will be AWESOME, I just know it. P.s. You look absolutely radiant in that picture!

Melita said...

the good life indeed! i am so excited for you & can't wait to read all about your journeys. :) hugs!!

Ellecubed said...

You look absolutely stunning in the picture above. Like Melita and Nina, I am so looking forward to hearing all about your new and wonderful life.

shannon said...

Hey, Carolyn, I'm going to be visiting London for 1 day in a couple of weeks. Any suggestions on things to do? Best places for tea? :)


Rachel said...

That sounds truly amazing :)

BTW, your blog has cheered me up time a gazillion tonight. You are so positive and happy and wonderful!