Well, it’s official! As of yesterday Doug and I have lived here in San Diego for six months, already! To be honest it’s hard for me to believe because it feels like time has raced by. We both found jobs within the first month of living here, we celebrated Christmas at my parents house, hosted his parents and his brother in December, reconnected with many old friends and made some new ones.
It has really been a change of pace for us to live here. On the one hand, here in San Diego there are so many interesting places to go, restaurants to try out, and parks to explore… On the other hand, our life-rhythm in McPherson was to log quality time with our close-knit group of friends many times a week, if not nightly. Here our friends are much busier, and much less spontaneous. It has been a lesson in planning-ahead and getting used to seeing our friends more infrequently. I won’t go ahead and say that one style of socializing is better than another, just that it is different.
Of course, we miss the sweet stucco house, our Kansas friends, and Doug’s family which we used to see very regularly, but thanks to his brother’s new iPhone and iPad (seriously, where does an 18 year old get that kind of money) we can easily facetime with them.
All in all, I’d say the laid back lifestyle and the mild weather have really been agreeing with me. We are so happy that we made the decision to move out here!
In other news…
For those of you who read a lot of blogs, you may have heard that Google Reader will be shutting down as of July. I have used Bloglovin as my feed reader for about a year now and I couldn’t be happier! I hope you head on over and give me a follow. If that doesn’t seem like your thing, remember you can always subscribe via e-mail (find that tool to the left of the Bloglovin button).
Last Sunday my cousin and I took a macaron making class at Sur La Table! I fulfilled one of my life’s dreams… making French macarons! Now I know why they are so expensive: they are very labor intensive! Check out the photo play-by-play over at her blog Yeah. We Bake. If you have a Sur La Table near you I encourage you to check out their class calendar!