Hi. You may not remember me but I’m the former blogger who disappeared into oblivion 5 months ago without a trace. Where did I go you might ask. What have I been doing you may inquire. Well, to quote the great Donna Summer: she works hard for the money.
The day job got the better of me. I love what I do, and think I’m damn good at it. But I definitely have been earning my paycheck lately. Countless late nights in front of a computer screen and over 30,000 miles flown proved difficult to make time for dinner, let alone playing amateur decorator and blogger.
But I’ve missed you all! And missed making things pretty which my life could definitely use a little more of lately. So in the coming weeks I will begin to emerge from hibernation. Frequency and consistency, however, is not the name of this game so bear with me while I get back in the swing of things and find a little more blogging balance in my life.
Bonus – I already have some fun projects stored in my digital attic that I’ve been unintentionally hiding from you! Backyard? Done! Living room rearrange? Done! New artwork? Done and done!
So for now while you patiently await my next impromptu appearance (as I certainly fail to plan these things lately), here are a few personal highlights from my otherwise very professional last few months, courtesy of my dear friend and companion Instagram:
Jefe & I headed to Seattle in May:
Then I headed to NY for 2/3 of the month of June:
But over the weekends, I’d hop the train to head home to Lancaster, PA for much needed reunions with family & friends.
Once I got back, I did manage to find a few moments for a little beauty while at home. It was peony season after all!
Jefe & I spent my second favorite holiday at the Hollywood Bowl:
And later in July we headed to Anaheim for the annual Red Sox / Angels match up. The Wells men came to represent:
We also experienced the first Anaheim cancellation due to rain in over 20 years!
A few weeks later I headed out to the Rhode Island Film Festival for work:
After all that travel Jefe and I tried to escape for a few days. But an excruciating LA heat wave kept us from the beach and Disneyland so we escaped inside to the LA Natural History Museum. Dinos!
Later in August, Jefe & my friend John and I hit up the LA Food & Wine Festival, complete with a performance by The Roots! This picture does NOT do it justice; we were 15 feet from the stage!
Once September hit, I was knocked off my butt by a serious cold & cough. But I had to suck it up as it was time to run the 5K I had been prepping for with Jefe & my brother who came to visit just for the occassion. It was brutal, but I made it. Slow and limping wins (well, at least completes) the race.
And like the good USC alums we are, we headed to the SC vs. Stanford game with our friend John.
Two weeks ago I left for a 9 day business trip to attend a few film festivals. I was pretty stoked to travel internationally for the first time since I was 16!
I also happened to fall head over heels in L-O-V-E with London. I’ve already plotted how Jefe and I could change careers to make the move. L-O-V-E.
Unfortunately the love affair was short lived as I had to keep on moving. This time for Vancouver. Most of this leg was spent either working here:
…or in screening rooms at the festival. I did manage to snap this beaut on the way en route to the airport on my last day:
And this one while landing later that night.
I came home carting a handful of gifts for Jefe but he happened to have a surprise for me too!
I hope everyone had a less eventful, but fulfilling summer!