Traveling Circus

What do we do at a winery when it’s storming outside?!



Stage our own personal wine tasting of course! It looked like this outside:


And I actually left work early because we were pretty slow and I had a bunch of stuff I had to take care of….today has truly been a CRAZY day and even crazier, now I am holding the keys and garage door opener of my new place! I found this place through a friend and boy oh boy….is it ever small….”cozy” might be the best word. But, it has hardwood floors, a garage, a brand new gas stove and a built in bookcase in the living room. It’s very “jenna” and is only 3 or 4 blocks from downtown so I can still walk places.

I’m not sure when I’m exactly going to be staying there for the first time, that depends on when I can get Adam to move my bed in his truck, but I’m going to start putting stuff in probably later on this afternoon. It’s sort of a weird situation at my current place and I’d rather get out as soon as I can.

Anyways, my mind is going a million miles a second right now. For lunch I had a sandwich with leftover chicken, muenster cheese and dijon mustard:


Plus an apple:


Plus two figs! 🙂


Off to begin packing…..again. Someday my life won’t be a traveling circus…..

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  • Kristilyn (Singer-Songwriter)
    October 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Aww, sorry to hear the situation at your old place didn’t go so well … but congrats on the new place! It sounds amazing – and it must be so nice to be close to downtown. Have fun moving!


  • Sandy
    October 13, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    So glad that you found a new home. Hope that weather is just moving through.

  • Lindsay
    October 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Isn’t the weather totally crazy here today? I live 2 blocks from the Bay in SF and I’m a little worried that my windows are going to be blown in! Your place sounds just like mine. Very tiny. But wood floors with the built-in-bookcase. Moving is annoying, but finally settling will be such a blessing. Good luck!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 13, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I love figs so much! I bet those are fresh figs picked the day before or something…while I eat 4 wk old figs from the grocery store in PA.

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    October 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    The weather is like that here in L.A right now too, I’m glad I’m inside cooking! Now I just need a glass of wine…

  • BethT @ Pretty By The Bay
    October 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Weird situation, yikes!! Sorry to hear that but so glad you found a new place.

  • Diana
    October 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Well, at least you’ve found a new place pretty quickly!
    Good luck 🙂

  • ellen eats beets
    October 13, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Fresh figs are my absolute favorite. Good luck getting into that new place ASAP.

  • sue
    October 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    sorry you have to move again but your new place sounds nice…a built in bookcase is so you!

  • justrun
    October 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Well good for you for finding another place! You’re right, it won’t always be like this. Which is something we can probably say to ourselves for the rest of our lives, really. 🙂
    Stay warm!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    October 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    The weather is the same here in L.A right now, so crazy it rarely rains in California. I’m glad I’m inside cooking. Now I just need a glass of wine…

  • Abby
    October 13, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Cheers for finding a new place–once you actually settle somewhere, things will feel a bit less crazy. If they don’t, just keep drinking more wine.
    It’s freezing here in Michigan, so be grateful you at least have a chance of some heat in the near future 🙂

  • Heather
    October 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I’m so happy you found a new place! It sounds nice even though it may be “cozy” :). Hope you can get out of the accordness soon with no trouble.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 13, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Those figs look great, as do all of the pretty pics outside of your new Cali home! Don’t worry, all will settle down soon I’m sure!

  • Heather
    October 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I’m so happy you found a new place :)! It sounds nice even if its “cozy”. I hope you get out of the awkwardness soon with out trouble.

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, healthy living blog :)
    October 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    What a great way to spend your time whilst it was raining 🙂 Sounds far more exciting than anything we do here during rain. Your sammy for lunch looks yummy. I’m actually so keen for a good ol’ subway sandwich right now. I don’t know why, but today I’m craving carbs like mad?!??

  • Hallie
    October 13, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I haven’t been outside in awhile but I think it’s still nice in San Diego? I was planning a run and I don’t know if a rainy run will happen (because so cal makes me a total weather wimp!). I am so sad fig season is almost over because fresh figs…when they are good…are AMAZING!!

  • Leianna
    October 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Good luck moving and packing again, sounds like a better situation!
    Those figs look great are they fresh from a garden?

  • theskinnyplate
    October 13, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    What are your red wine suggestions? You should be an expert by now. Good luck with all the moving.

  • Evan Thomas
    October 13, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Wasn’t it yesterday you were worried about having to find a place within a month? And now look at you! Congrats

  • Amanda
    October 13, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Glad you found a new place! Hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  • Alyssa
    October 13, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats on finding the new place! At least you don’t have to worry about it anymore 🙂

  • Jenna
    October 13, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    i am so happy for you that you got a new place! can’t wait to see it!

  • Matt
    October 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Congrats on finding a new place! That is so exciting!

  • Kath
    October 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Your new place sounds perfect!!! Please share photos with us eager readers soon 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    October 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I’m glad you found a place so quick. Small is fine as long as it feels like home 🙂

    How nice that you have the freedom to leave early if you are slow at work. I’m sure it makes it easier on you to not have to “find” work to do. Especially since you put in crazy hours some days.

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I had an apple & fresh figs alongside my sandwich today, too! I none of these are uncommon foods haha but it always freaks me out (in a good way lol) when me and another blogger have identical meals!

  • Ellen
    October 13, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    ah, i have fallen in love with fresh figs here. they are so good! i was staying in a villa that had a very productive fig tree and was given platters and platters of them to eat before they went bad. it was pretty rough! i may have to move to CA once i’m done.

  • christie, honoring health
    October 13, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Aw, I think the coziest places are the best. I am glad you found another place so soon that is still close the downtown. I can’t wait to see pictures of it!!

    Have a good evening!

  • Simone P:T
    October 13, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Glad you found a new place to call home. It is better that you only have a short “transition period” and begin your new life all setled into your own place. Congrats!!!

  • Stephanie
    October 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    glad you found a place, i had a feeling it would all work out! 🙂 can’t wait to see it of course!

  • Jil
    October 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Congrats on finding a new place so fast! Soon enough you’ll be all settled in! Plus, a garage?? Sweeeet. Those figs look delicious!

  • *Andrea*
    October 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    congrats on finding a new place!! also… i think your tattoo is so gorgeous (i know it is very personal and meaningful for you and just wanted to say that i love it!). good luck with moving. keep the good eats coming 😉

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    October 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Glad you have found a new place though! This is quite the adventure =)

  • polly
    October 13, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    ooooh COZY is a perfect place! 🙂 Love you friend, praying praying praying. Hugs and tell Adam to get that truck over here and move it! hehe Maybe bribe the boy with some super charge cookies, as if you have time to bake. 😉

    I am looking for a new Anita Shreve book! Did you read the Pilots’ wife? so good! Any suggestions?

    Again… massive hugs. You will be in your new comfy place soon. XOXO

  • WendyF
    October 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Good to see you found a new place fast. And with a gas stove! It’s pretty windy here in the North Bay as well it has not stopped raining since this morning. I kinda like it though 🙂

  • Daria @ Daria Can Cook
    October 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Wow, congrats on finding a new place so quickly!

  • Nicole
    October 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Fresh figs sound really good. I’ve never been able to find them here. I love places with built in bookcases. My apartment has them around the fireplace but I still needed 3 more!

  • brandi
    October 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    yay for the new place! I hope you get settled in soon 🙂 Cozy places are the best!

  • Gab*
    October 13, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I love figs!! I can’t wait for fig season. Glad to hear you found somewhere to live. Enjoy your gas stove, I much prefer cooking with gas.

  • angieinatlanta
    October 13, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Your new place sounds SO cute! Can’t wait to see it!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    October 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Hopefully the new place will be “it” for awhile! Moving isn’t fun but your job sure looks incredible!

  • Julie
    October 13, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Oh gosh, I hope you get settled once and for al!! Good luck with another move 🙂

  • Julia
    October 13, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Awww. I’m so glad you found a new place that you can get into right away!
    I can only imagine how crazy and awkward things must be there right now!
    With all this rain I feel like a wet dog! Hope it clears up soon!

  • Amanda
    October 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I have SUCH a “cozy” apartment (studio, 350 square feet). At first I was afraid I would feel suffocated, but I LOVE it! Easy to clean, don’t need much to decorate, and it really is cozy with some candles and pillows. I bet you’ll love it!

  • Marla
    October 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Wow-you found a place so quick!Yay for having friends already in your new locale and yay for getting out of no heat,weird feeling apt’s and YAY for cozy,tiny new spot.
    You know we are all dying to see photos of your new nest downtown.Really glad you are central and still downtownish,perhaps now is not when you wnt to be living in suburbs or country when you’ve just arrived and all.
    And a garage too?Awesome!
    Is this another flat?Sounds like a lot of the apts there are flats/part of houses….?
    Bravo to new friends like Adam for helping you move.
    I think it’s lovely you have some people you know a bit already-I found it tough at first the times I moved where I didn’t know a soul.
    Sipping tea reading and writing in a cozy HEATED apt will be sweet!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    October 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Glad you found a new place! You must be so relieved. It was storming here in Boston today too. Yuck!

  • Susan
    October 13, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Yay for the new place!!! I actually like small apartments – less area to keep clean 😛

  • MMiller
    October 13, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I think I would be staying there tonight…even if I had to sleep on the floor on a blanket! You will have HEAT! Glad you found something so quickly! And it will be much easier moving when the rain slows down or stops! And smaller places are easier to keep clean! And you and a new gas stove just go so well together! It sounds like it is perfect! Good luck! Can’t wait for pictures! You will be settled in no time! And baking for the holidays!

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises)
    October 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever actually had fresh figs before! I’ll have to remedy that.
    Glad you found a new place. Sorry you have to move again!

  • Liz
    October 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    It rained all day here too (I live in the Monterey Bay area) and it was so windy! A tree fell down on my street, this is the craziest weather. Congrats on your new place. Built in shelves? I am very jealous.

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    October 13, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Oh no! Moves are the worst – but if you’ll be in a situation where you’ll be happier – it’s definitely worth it!

  • Mellissa
    October 13, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I am so glad you found a new place, hopefully this one has heat that works!

  • Meredith
    October 13, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Seriously Jenna, I have no idea how you do it! Maybe all that wine helps 🙂

    Your new place sounds amazing, can’t wait to see some pics!

  • maria
    October 13, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    It will all settle down soon. No worries, my dear. At least you can’t possibly be bored right now.

  • Rebecca
    October 13, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    So glad you found a new place!! Everything happens for a reason and I’m sure you’ll love living there!

  • Hillary
    October 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Do you have a tattoo on your wrist? : ) What’s it of?

  • LisaR.
    October 14, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Hey Jenna,

    I’ve never posted on your blog before but check it on a daily basis! I love what you have to say on here! Hope things get better for you soon. Once your settled in I’m sure it’ll all work out!


  • britt
    October 14, 2009 at 8:16 am

    so sorry to hear about your ankle. i am glad to hear you found a new place, though. life definitely sounds interesting!

  • M
    October 14, 2009 at 9:28 am

    hey chica,
    just wanted to give you major props on everything you’ve been doing lately. things WILL settle down, don’t stress about the ankle. if you walk to race, you walk it. not the end of the world, there will be another one next year. good luck unpacking, CANNOT wait to see pics.