Countless goodbyes have been filling my last few days. There was a last supper at Tournesol, one of my favorite restaurants in Queens. Then, breakfast the next morning was my chance to say goodbye to Tyra. Why did I not meet this girl earlier? Between our jobs and hobbies we've got so much in common, and she's one of the easiest people to talk to - so thoughtful, so funny. I wish we'd met years ago so I could have gotten to know her better before the move. She's been making some killer earrings recently, like the pair (pictured below) that she wore to breakfast yesterday, and she's got these and these (my current favorites) in her etsy shop.
After breakfast, I had to say another goodbye - this time to Mimi of Mimi's Closet. Mimi is one of the bubbliest, most positive people the I've met here, and I'm disappointed to be taking my earrings out of her cozy little boutique.
I then dashed downtown to pick up my new eyeglasses (gotta use those benefits while I still got 'em). Goodbye to my old vintage pair with the coke bottle lenses. They served me well, but man, were they thick - like goggles, I tell ya! (EDIT: After reading a few comments to his post, I had to clarify. The frames below are in fact my old pair, with the insanely heavy lenses. Had I known what glasses lovers some of you are, I would have posted the new ones, too!)
As if to give some balance to my sad little day of goodbyes, I was also met with some pretty fabulous hellos. First, I went on my much anticipated bead shopping trip. Hello! I made major - I mean major - bead acquisitions, and I am dying to work with all the new shapes and colors that I picked up. But I'm doing my best to save them until Portland, and I'm keeping them top secret until then (I know, the suspense is killing you, right?). And look at what loveliness greeted me when I got home from my day of farewells:
Letterpress cards from Shona at LALA dex press! I follow Shona's work and her blog religiously. Her sense of humor, her references to great old music, her thrifty vintage finds, her hiking trips and travel around the U.S. - they all tell me we'd just have to be best friends if we should ever meet. One of the many upsides to blog friends is that you almost never have to say goodbye to them. Thanks, Shona, for thinking of me. What a nice pick-me-up in the middle of the craziness that is my life right now.
More goodbyes to come...
More goodbyes to come...