Oh January, I’d tell you to stop, but I don’t mean it. January so far has been the first month in many months that hasn’t involved daily sweater wearing. It is entirely possible that I’ve already forgotten the warm end of summer, and the warm start of fall, but I really do love January weather right now.
We went for a hike in the woods with our friends on Sunday, and the woods were like a jungle. Green and lush with flowers hiding around corners. We hiked (leisurely strolled) to the top of Mt Sutro, took in the view, and made plans for lunch. After our mild hike exertion, we rewarded ourselves with beers, fried peppers and shared sandwiches.
This might just be the best weather for a too-close-to-christmas birthday.
Intern had to work this weekend, which meant I had to find my own entertainment on Saturday. If I stayed home I would have done some house wifery like dishes, or folding napkins. Instead, I took myself to an estate sale (ok, actually 2 estate sales) and bought myself (I mean us) a wonderful and horrible (we have a lot of work to make it look amazing) dresser.
Your eyes are probably fixed on the pink floral wallpaper, but please, just peel them away and look at that tall drink of dresser right there, cream with gold trim and some crazy ornate handles. While Intern was working away at a coffee shop in the mission, I was frantically trying to figure out how I was going to jam (carefully place) this heavy well-priced find into our midsize junk-hauler (nice car we call Luigi). I bought it, slapped some blue tape with the word SOLD on it, and went home to alert the Intern. We’ve got some sanding and painting to do!
We sadly had to leave the sale without the matching monstrosity below (but it is a matching set!) because there is no way in hell I could have convienced Intern of the charm. I suspect there was also a matching bed at some point too, but some other sucker got to it first.
The gold and white dresser (of my dreams) was a hard sell, until I opened the drawers to show Intern the dovetail joints and thoughtfully designed sectioned compartments inside the drawers. Got him! I got him with promises of color-coordinated underpants and socks. Now we’ve got a huge-fun refinishing project to tackle, and I can’t wait to get started.