I start most days having coffee in our breakfast nook. Often, Shilpi is there, and we chat:
Then I go up to the Jamglue Lair:
Sometimes, I go outside and stare at our house, because I am enamored with it:
Then I cook food in this amazingly huge kitchen:
Using ingredients that I get to store in this luxurious pantry:
Once, we had people over for a BBQ in our backyard, which feels like the wilderness because the trees are enormous and dense:
I also get to bask in the glow of old friends and family; we have seen Gautam's parents at least once a week, and I've seen my mom twice (and dad once ) in the month that we've been here. And all our friends in DC have been warm, welcoming, fun and fantastic. And I've started making new friends too!
I've also gone to two shows at the 9:30 Club and I am in love with it.
And now the bittersweet:
Everytime I think about my Seattle friends, I feel both extra-warm, and like I'm going to throw up. I spent my entire adult life so far in Seattle, and I am so proud of the person I have become as a result of all the relationships and experiences I had over the past 6 years (that's should be taken as a compliment to the influencers, not just conceit!). I miss you guys so much...