Moving On

Hello, friends – as you read this I’m in the process of moving. The property was sold and things were up in the air; I was told I had to move, then that I could stay, then — nope! — gotta move. The joys of renting, amirite?!

I will miss my charming casita, which was completely renovated and has some really nice features. But I’m excited to be moving into a bigger place nearby, with – wait for it – a friend who lives here. My friend and I spent a lot of time talking about the house-share concept and I think it’s going to work out great.  We’ll each have our own bedroom and bathroom (not a given in these smaller houses) and also a lovely, landscaped walled garden with some shade trees to sit under, which I am very much looking forward to.

This will be the first time I’ve lived with someone I wasn’t married (or gave birth) to since college. Three years in my small, sweet empty nest after centuries decades of married-with-children was a delight as I embarked on this new chapter in my life, but I’d be lying if I said it was never lonely.

So I’ll be back to regular posting in two weeks. In the meantime, here’s a fun article from the New York Times on strange perfumery with Hilde Soliani. Happy spring! Yes, it’s snowing here but those daffodils don’t care and we need the precipitation in whatever form it takes.

images: pexels and mine

  • Christine says:

    Good luck on the move (moving is the worst!) but living with a good friend sounds dreamy.

  • Musette says:

    I am SO excited for you!!!


  • Jennifer S says:

    How fortunate you are that the move ended up so easily and that you have a like minded friend as well. Best of luck going forward!

  • Dina C. says:

    Best wishes in your new lodging, March. You seem to have a bright, positive attitude to the move, which I would have found disconcerting. I hope your new place is an improvement and that having a roomier is good, too.

    • March says:

      I hate moving, but that’s the trade-off of renting. I was bummed about this place, I thought I was here for the long term, but life is change, you know? So I’m embracing it as best I can.

  • cinnamon says:

    Wow, this sounds … really good. Like a nice and interesting change. In my experience, moving itself is never fun (just a slog) but own bedroom/bathroom (a suite of rooms?) sounds positive along with having someone you like around as well. And that garden. Can you add things to it (maybe in pots)? Best wishes with all the faffing and look forward to pictures once you’re settled.

    • March says:

      I have free rein in the garden, within reason, and I’m looking forward to it! I have some ideas … and those are perfect words, a fun and interesting change. It’s not that much bigger than where I am now lol, still cozy, but a place with 2 bathrooms was the clincher for me, along with A/C.

  • alityke says:

    I hope your house share brings you a more permanent solution & that the roomie relationship works out.
    Thanks for the article on Hilde Solani. Does anyone else remember her outbursts in the early days of the online fragrance community? One about the label on Orgasmo was entertaining, though I wouldn’t have wanted to be on the receiving end!

  • Maya says:

    I’m glad that your moving is working out alright. It seems that there are definitely some positive aspects to your move. Wishing you the best. Thanks, I enjoyed the article. It was a fun read.

  • Tom says:

    A roomie ca be a good thing. In my perfect world I’d have a village of small homes with a communal pool and garden.

    Separate bathrooms are a must..

    • March says:

      A lot of rentals downtown are 3BR 1BA and I drew the line at sharing a bathroom lol. I didn’t even like it when I was married! So this place will suit us.

  • Sarah Patton says:

    Sounds like a good move, March! Wishing you the best. I LOVED that article about Hilde Soliani by the way. What fun. Makes me want to try some samples. I’ve never sniffed her perfumes before. Do you have any to recommend?

    • March says:

      I think I’ve sniffed a couple but it’s been awhile? She does a lot of gourmands … I’d get on Luckyscent, they seem to have a good variety of samples for sale, and grab whatever sounds interesting to you.

  • Shivawoman says:

    I’m not sure what your age is, but I’m in the 50’s range, and I think if one is not partnered in some fashion, having a roomie is a great idea, especially as we get older, live apart from children, etc. I’m in good health so far, and sound mind and pretty active, but I live in 10 acres in the middle of nowhere. Having a friend/partner is not only comforting and one hopes enjoyable company, but is a bit of a lifeline too. There may be times when one can’t blast “We Don’t Need No Education,” but these will be offset by tea time talks and country walks. I’m very happy for you; on to a new adventure!

    • March says:

      The idea of a house-share has appealed to me in the abstract but recent circumstances and lives aligned in a way that it made sense now. Our schedules are different enough we’ll have alone time as well.

  • Portia says:

    Bummer but YAY!
    If I have a nemesis then it’s probably moving. Hopefully yours will go smoothly and easily March.
    Those daffodils are warriors, I’m going to take the lesson. Old and trite but true. Bloom where you’re planted.
    Portia xx

    • March says:

      Exactly, bloom where you’re planted! I hate hate hate moving but it’s so close it’s more a “carry” than packing everything. Fingers crossed it goes according to plan!