Monday, January 14, 2013

New Digs

As my awesome six weeks winter house sitting gig came to a close on 1/12, I have good news! I moved in with two friends, Heidi Jo and her partner Kevin. Heidi Jo is focusing on her singing/songwriting and piano endeavors. And Kevin works on websites from home but is focusing on writing a few books.

They have an lovely, warm, two bedroom apt by the beach and in town. They wanted to save money while focusing on their creative ventures and I showed up! Also a plus for me, I don't need furniture.

I never lived with a couple before. But we have the same philosophies and respect for people and living space, so this should work out pretty nicely. Definately we have way more in common tthan my previous roommate situation last summer.

In Feb, it will be two years since I left Portland to find my new home. Since then, I have not had my own space for more than six weeks. Since 2010, I have wwoofed, camped, couchsurfed, lived with the rents, lived with Dave, been a nanny, rented a room, and house sat. And in that time frame, the longest, I stayed in one living space was three months, twice.

Man, I can't believe two years has gone by. I am looking forward to having a home for more than three months and being more connected to the space and people. Also starting Monday, I am taking my first creative writing class at the local College. It's good for me personally and professionally. I am excited to be more focused but will miss my social/free time exploring this great town!

Those are the latest big update. Click here for apt pix.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Xmas to New Years: Snow and Food!

I am not a huge fan of shopping these days, but buying from someone you know, like, trust, and respect is a feeling worth buying for :) I am amazed how every single friend in Homer has such amazing and eclectic talents. And I am also happy to have been given such thoughtful, practical home made gifts from jam to tea to laundry detergent! Thank u!

And finally I went inside our 1 movie theatre in town to see the Hobbit in 3D. What an experience. First, the commercials were all local: the animal shelter with a cat eating popcorn, and a band's kick starter video campaign played a few times.

We were told that in AK 3D glasses (the nice plastic kind) were not recycled and homer theatre does not ship it down to recycle. so we should keep them and bring back to reuse. I was surprised how much info and detail it went into. But wonder if there's a better solution. 

I also noticed a tall man in rubber waders and some people brought their own bowls for popcorn which is a neat idea. I was also surprised how warm it got, I almost wanted to take off my jeans and just wear my long johns. I think that would have been ok and its nice to get comfy when watching a long movie. One reason I hardly ever go to the movies is i prefer the comforts at home. But what a great movie!

Anyway, click here to see what an Alaskan lady gets for xmas and lots of shots of pretty snow, food, and amazing food art. HAPPY NEW YEAR!