1. Yesterday, I took the plunge and took art that I bought long ago (real art not mass-produced posters) to be framed. I went to a place on Chicago Avenue called April 7s Custom Framing. The owners were fabulous and when I walked in one of their dogs greeted me by licking my toes--sounds gross, but it was actually very sweet. Should have known I was in the right place then. Anyway, three pieces will be beautifully framed and ready to travel with me wherever I may go. All for the bargain price (?!?) of $987.00, to be paid in installments (lots of installments) of course. I highly recommend then for anyone who has finally purchased a real couch of their own and is interested in taking that next step!
2. I finally got in touch with a man who's planning to open an Algerian pastry shop here. Exciting. I'll head to his cafe next week for chakchouka, merguez, mint tea, and great conversation next week.
3. I realized that I am ready to get back out and try dating again. Don't know how I'm going to do it, but I'm sure going to try. It seems to daunting. But really how long can a sista lick her wounds?
4. I finally found a part time job! Yea! Now, I'll always be able to pay my rent, which is nice. Most importantly I can start looking for a new apartment with confidence. Although I'd rather be looking for my ticket to move abroad. Soon enough, soon enough...
5. In a comment on one of my articles for The Root a reader encouraged me to write a book. Oh, I'm feeling the love, yes I am!
6. I officially have my first two clients. Things are moving along.
7. I found someone to braid my hair!