The weather has once again been back and forth, this was taken on Tuesday when it was chilly but today was 85° and tomorrow is suppose to be colder again. It makes dressing a bit confusing, it's still technically 'Winter' but most days feel like Spring or even Summer, but you kind of just want to wear tights and cardigans up to a certain point, and then when it gets warm enough, move on to just floaty dresses and skirts, right? It's no fun going back and forth. I have to say, though, I'm a bit terrified about what this Summer will be like, considering the number of 80° days we've had so far in January and February. I foresee many 100° days and much complaining about sticky heat and humidity. The warmer days have actually been nice though. It's not humid yet so you can still walk around outside and not feel like you're suffocating. I've been walking downtown a few days a week, getting coffee and a cupcake or pastry and poking through all the little shops...antique shops and curiosity shops and such. I really need to get one of my bicycles fixed or get a new one because it's such a perfect area to take little bike rides, especially when the weather is so nice like it's been.
I still haven't really started decorating my apartment yet, I'm still looking for a couch I like and I gave up searching for the antique metal bed frame I had in mind...I found a few but they were either way out of my budget, or just not exactly what want...painted a weird color or something. My brother calls them 'scarlet fever beds' (nice), but I've wanted one for such a long time that I don't care one bit. I was walking around ikea the other day just to browse and maybe get some shelving and I stumbled upon a bed frame that's pretty much exactly what I wanted...not quite the same as an antique but in the same style and maybe it's better this way...I love old things but you kind of don't want to sleep where some other stranger has. The bed wouldn't fit in the car though so we borrowed a friend's truck and we're going back tomorrow to pick it up and maybe finally get a hold of that elusive shelving. My books need a place to go, I just don't feel like myself without my books at arm's reach. I hate having them still in boxes.
Another reason I held off on decorating, hanging things, etc, was because my downstairs neighbor moved out and I heard that that apartment was really cute..and there was mention of a fireplace. So I waited to start putting holes in the walls until I looked at the place, and it was super cute, but it's a studio and I didn't realize that so I decided to stay up here. I was kind of relieved not to have to move again even it it was just a staircase below, and now I can really get to the fun part... I started framing up all my old antique prints and book plates and making little diagrams of how I wanted the walls to look and what I wanted to go where...so now I just need a few big things and a lot of little things and I can start putting it all together. I've also been finding so so so many good things that I need to photograph...so maybe I'll actually get around to that soon.