Monday, August 8, 2016

Pizza and Plans and Growing!


My phone took this picture sideways, sorry!

I made this amazing vegan Margherita pizza yesterday, and the star of the show was this Miyoko's Fresh Mozz. I'm super glad D bought it for me, because it's super pricey, and also super hard to find, so I'll probably never have it again. The good news is I love tinkering and trying to recreate, so I will definitely try to male my own some day. It is super creamy. And it almost melts in your mouth. It has the smooth and creamy taste of fresh mozzarella, and the mild taste. It's a little softer, so I couldn't slice perfect circles, but look at that melt! Guys, it was pretty amazing to see. It melted, and yet stayed thick, not liquid-y like some other vegan cheeses. I think this is probably the closest I've had to dairy cheese. It's amazing. Everyone should try this cheese at least once in their life!
Well, my goal is to make the move on Wednesday. All I have to show for my life is crammed into three Trader Joe's bags, and the rest is at the kitty boarding place. So, that makes for a super simple, low maintenance move. Derek will reserve the van today, and that's that. As sacred as I am, I am just so ready to have what's left of my babies home with me. I have a lot of trust to build back up. I am already planning on being the subject of many a murder in my sleep plot lines.
Luckily for me, with my background of switching families, uprooting my whole life, moving many times, etc. I'm probably not as scared about this move as I should be. When I moved to Seattle so many years ago, I knew no one here, had fifty dollars to my name, and I had a garbage bag full of my stuff. That's how classy I was, I had a garbage bag. I've moved up because now I'm using canvas, thank you very much.
As is the case almost always in my life, I am so grateful to my cats. I think if I didn't have them to worry about, I would be tempted to stay in Seattle, and try to make it happen. It would be easy to fall into old patterns, and just settle. And the truth of the matter is that for me, Seattle is too expensive. Seattle is for people who have careers, not jobs. Sure, I could live here if I rented a room, but truth be told, I need my space, and I loathe living with people. I always joked that if I ever got married, I would still keep my own apartment so I could have my space. So, to live in Seattle, it's just a constant struggle, and having to really sometimes make compromises that you don't want to. And, what's the use of living somewhere where you can barely afford to breathe? But, I know that I can NEVER let this happen again. I have to protect my cats better, so I am making myself move forward, not staying stagnant.
I know this sounds crazy, but I really feel like a new me is going to emerge. When I moved to Seattle, and had to figure it all out, I grew as a person. I was able to be me. I learned it was okay to feel the way I felt. That's why even though I loathe the cost of living in Seattle, I will always swell with love for Seattle, because good or bad, I grew and learned so much. So, I feel this excited energy, because I feel like the same thing is going to happen, and I am ready!!!
Derek told me to think of somewhere I want to go to eat that I will miss, and there are so many choices! I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of whatever meal I choose, and then I guess the next time you hear from me I will be in Utah!!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Enjoy that meal! It's so good to hear the positive energy in this post. Really proud of you. I know it's been a huge decision to leave but there are good times ahead. Will be thinking of you on Wednesday and don't forget to email your address, I've just found a purrfect housewarming card :)

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    1. Thank you! It's scary but exciting! I am leaving Wednesday, and getting internet set up on Thursday, so as soon as that happens, I will e mail you the address!

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  2. I've been catching up on your posts and I'm so excited and happy about your new beginning and that you are optimistic and happy!! You will be reunited with your babies and getting a fresh start in a new place. I'm really looking forward to following your journey and rooting you on in this next phase. I'm really happy for you :) Have a safe trip and please e-mail me your new address when you get settled as well!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have this crazy feeling of excitement mixed with fear. But I think I'm more excited! Mostly I just can't wait to be home with my babies! I will totally email you my address! I'm getting my internet set up on Thursday, so it will be soon!

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  3. I'm so excited for you; best of luck with the move on Wednesday & getting settled in at your new place! :D That pizza looks amazing; enjoy your special meal!

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    1. Thank you so much! The pizza was so delicious! I'm going to Chiangs today, and I can't wait!!!

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  4. That is one good looking pizza!! I'm so happy to hear things are still moving right along quickly. It is only a matter of days now, DAYS!

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    1. Thanks!! Tomorrow, can you believe it????

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  5. That is one good looking pizza!! I'm so happy to hear things are still moving right along quickly. It is only a matter of days now, DAYS!

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  6. I really want to try Miyoko's cheeses but they are so hard to find on the east coast! Luckily my sister lives in NYC and maybe I can convince her to buy me some and bring it back- with vegan pepperoni. For some reason no one carries vegan pepperoni except for Yyevs, which I personally think tastes like bologna.

    I really hope you enjoy Salt Lake City. I am not sure how many different places you have lived over the years, but I think it will progressive enough for you. You don't seem wrapped up in the night life of a place, so I think the transition to a different city won't be bad for you. Good luck and I hope for a safe trip!

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  7. Like I said I am reading and commenting on these backwards and am royally confused at the moment but I am assuming you got back a few of the cats???? Am I right!? And moving to Utah!!!

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