The Good Life.
Isn't it funny how you never know what small moment is going to stick with you? For me, whenever I hear "The Good Life" sung by Bobby Darin I am taken back to a week in my life 10 years ago. We lived in a tiny 1 bedroom In Los Feliz and I had just quite my job cutting hair at Rudy's and was selling on eBay full time. This is one of the happiest times I can remember because It felt so good to be doing something I was LOVING to do and get to stay home in my cute little duplex and hem clothes and take pictures in them for MY JOB. It was the first time I had ever felt like I was doing something I really enjoyed and I wasn't taking it for granted. I was making good money so I bought us a new couch and a pink TV (which I'm still hanging onto even though its so dated..I was so proud to buy it). I put a lot of my self worth in my career performance and I've learned that I'm always happiest when my career is going well. I wish I wasn't so dependent on it, but it's a personality flaw of mine and I'm working on it. Anyway, I was just listening to Frank Sinatra Pandora and the song came on and I was instantly back in that tiny living room, painting it lavender all by myself while Gabe was at work. It's also worth noting that I've chosen lavender for my wall color in every place we've lived since then. I haven't painted the last two rentals because I'm just sick of painting rentals and painting them back. HOPING to buy this year....PLEASE.
Sometimes I wonder what moments from this time in my life will be "iconic" to me 10 years from now. I know I'll miss the mundane, hard days home with the kids all day..and they are ending soon. Goldie will start school and our whole world will change. It's so hard to live in the moment and enjoy the boring but I'm gonna try.
Here are a bunch of pics of our spontaneous trip to The Madonna Inn. It was a fun trip but of course in pictures you never see the struggle that comes along when you travel with young kids in tow...and I love that...because I want to remember all the best things about this time of life.