Monday, September 22, 2008

Lemony Yellow! Grapeity Grape!

Okay, so there is no grapeity grape or orangey orange in my new house, but I'll bet you don't have a lemony yellow living room with a fake fireplace:

Beginning this weekend, we'll be hauling stuff off to our new digs in Phoenixville, PA. The town itself is pretty sweet--small town, up-and-coming with boutiquey shops and plenty of places to eat. A library building donated to the town by Andrew Carnegie. A huge movie theater and Target are only a short drive away, and my commute to work should be at least a bit shorter than it is now.

Matt and I went to Phoenixville yesterday to get a feel for a bit more of the town. We stopped on Bridge Street to have brunch at Irish Joe's Cafe, which is a cute little breakfast/luncheonette type place. They're only open until 1pm on Sundays, and we could only order breakfast. Those were some of the most awesome home fries I've had in forever. I got a little choked up over my coffee, because my first thought after looking around and ordering was, "Wow, I need to tell Dad about this place!" My dad loved diners of all kinds. He started watching that show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network, and he was always asking me if I'd been to any of the places he'd seen in the Philadelphia area. I guess every time I visit a new hole in the wall, I'll think of Dad.

I'm doing a lot better than last week. I don't feel so sad all the time. Thank you friends for your well-wishes online and in snail-mail card form. Can't wait to show the world more pics of the interior of my new domicile!

3 comments:

  1. H -
    VERY NICE - can't wait to see more pics as you guys get all comfy & settled in.
    Regarding hole-in-the-wall joints - Someday you won't get sad.
    I don't know when that will happen, but I do know it will,& when you least expect it. Instead of tears, you'll think about how much he loved them and find comfort in the fact that his love and appreciation of them was passed onto you.
    And you'll smile & laugh whenever you think about it.
    (Hugs)
    k2

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  2. Moving into a new place is always exciting, and certainly keeps your mind busy on all other the things! I am confident that your Dad is glad you think of him when you discover a new diner or coffee joint ... what a great way to remember someone!

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  3. PHOENIXVILLE? I've so totally been there. I'm about two hours from there. That's real cool.
    I love the yellow.
    And as for diners, drive-ins, and dives, it's been two years since she died and I still try to call my best friend sometimes. Someone else lives there now.
    Anyway, I can't wait to see more pictures of your new house!

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