Saturday, December 16, 2006

Fa La La

I inadvertently had yesterday off work. I was hemming and hawing, taking my own sweet time to leave my apartment that morning when my phone rang. My supervisor was calling to tell me that the office had no power - apparently while I was tucked away safe and warm in my apartment, Seattle had been wracked by a pretty vicious storm and the power was out all over King County. Capital Hill wasn't hit badly so we were none the wiser unless we tuned into the news. So, no work for me- Sweeeeet! Pay day & a free day? Could life get any better?! I got to lunch with my sis and nephew, wander around Elliot Bay Book Company with $90 in gift certificates to spend, and have plenty of time to rally for the party that night.

The Apartment Party was a blast. I truly have great neighbors. We all got along and the conversation flowed. It was fun to see everyone's apartments and to get to know them better. I think we might have planted a few seeds for friendship. Everyone except one neighbor is not from Washington state (go figure!) so we've got that outsider perspective to bind us (what is WITH the streets here! Ya, I know, totally!). One couple is into hip hop so I finally have someone to go to shows with. Yes! Another knits so maybe we'll stitch & bitch. Another is a poet and we might go to her reading in January. Everyone was sweet and generous - I feel even luckier to live here now.

Today is cookie baking day with Dokey & Hillz. Yay for holiday merriment, togetherness and cookies.

10 comments:

Rae said...

Hey, are there going to be 7-layer bars taht I am constantly promised? Beacuse I may have to drive up there and help myself!

snackiepoo said...

OMG he is getting so big and soooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Glad the apartment party was a smash. And Finn gets cuter by the minute. My sis lives in Poulsbo, just a short ferry trip from you... no power since midweek.... Happy Yuletide! Amy(inky)

Alison said...

It sounds like you're having a banner weekend!

JavaJabber said...

Wow, what a great weekend! And the little one is getting so big!

karla said...

Man, I wish I had great neighbors. Gimme your address so I can move there. I promise I don't play my music too loud, and I rarely kill for no reason.

Karl said...

The apartment party thing is genius. What a great way to meet your neighbors. I lived in the same apartment for 7-1/2 years in Dallas and didn't know a damn soul.

Mrs. Ca said...

That sounds like an incredible Friday! Hope the cookie baking went well. I baked all weekend long, and am totally cookied out. I ate way too many sweets!

sue said...

What good luck! ... not that I was surprised that YOU would get along with people.. I mean, REALLY!

Becky said...

That's one thing that i love about Seattle -- that there are so many transplants that are open to making new friends. IT was tough when I moved back to Hawaii and everyone hung out with those they'd known since elementary school.