Happy Monday! It’s amazing how much better I feel after a real weekend break. I’m talking sleeping in, workout out, not working out, eating out and baking in. AWESOME and much needed after… signing my first big deal Friday night! I’m officially on my way to becoming a M&A lawyer.
It was perfect timing because Ted and I were about to start our apartment hunt and we needed some downtime. Saturday we saw five apartments, all of which would have been nice options, but none of which felt like home. Our Sunday morning apartment appointment canceled on us, and we were left with one viewing for early afternoon.
We took a leisurely stroll over to Siggy’s, a healthy and popular cafe on Henry St. in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Check out their website here.
Healthy baked goods? IN.
I’m not going to lie, the smoothie was a little different. It took a few sips to get into it, but then I was a happy girl.
It ended up pairing well with the breakfast bar…
Dense and moist, after my first bite I thought “this is good, but it needs more sugar. And some chocolate chips.” Then i remembered it had NO sugar. Okay, well, in that case, it’s really, really good.
With some time to spare before the last apartment viewing, we made a beeline for the promenade. While mulling over Saturday’s apartment options, we realized we needed a list of apartment needs and apartment wants. (Its so easy to be swayed by a great view or the promise of no fee.)
It’s funny how life works. Sometimes it feels like everything is working against you, but just when you need it, the tide turns and everything is going your way. As we waited outside the last apartment of the weekend for the broker, Ted and I looked at the list and thought about what we wanted in our first home together.
I looked at Ted, looking at his notebook. I thought about the weekend I was spending with my best friend and felt so lucky. My deal had signed, we both were relaxed and happy and I knew that wherever we chose to live would be just fine.
And what do you know? The tide really had turned. When we walked through the apartment door my brain flooded with happy chemicals as it recognized that this was home. We had just drawn up the specifications and the apartment was presented.
Sometimes things have to fall apart so that you can recognize when they fall perfectly together. Life is beautiful.
No, there is no outdoor space, but that was pretty unrealistic anyway. It is on a beautiful, shady street, very close to the subways, restaurants, the gym, Trader Joe’s… and utilities are included. It’s in a co-op so it will take some time for all the paperwork to go through, but everyone please keep your fingers crossed and I hope to be showing you pictures of my new home come November 1.
P.S. My blog food photos are about to get a WHOLE lot better