Where I’ve Landed

Before I moved into this apartment 2 weeks ago I was telling people, “I only signed a year lease. I’m not sure if I’m going to like it there…” Blah, blah, blah.


Here’s a look at the first night in the new place: Nothing had been delivered yet. Picture two floors of empty space. All I had was a twin mattress on the floor downstairs and a couple of suitcases. I’m getting ready to go to sleep, so I walk down the stairs to find this:

Mufasa new apt
"Not sure where you're sleeping, Mom, there's only room for one..."

He thought it looked just right for him! I shooed him off, went to sleep, and in the middle of the night he crawled in and spooned! He had the whole apartment available! He makes me laugh every single day.

So here’s the neighborhood: when you look down the street, you can see the hills on the other side of the lake, but not the lake itself. Looking up the street is the best part, though. We’re on the very edge of a giant forest with miles and miles of trails. Mufasa, of course, thinks this is grand, and since my iron levels have gone back up, I feel like running for the first time in a couple years.

down the street

up the street


M walking in forest

Apartment’s still a mess, but I adore it. You must come for dinner!

living room ZRH

The best part of being here has been that the bus departs from very near my place and whisks me into the heart of Zurich in just 14 minutes. So parties, drinks with new people, work, it’s all nearby.

It’s a gorgeous day in Zurich today, so we’re going for a long, long walk in the woods…

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  1. Oh, I’m so glad you guys like it! And that you have better access to people there! I have a good feeling about this year for you. YAY! Can we schedule a phone call for next Saturday morning, my time (the 20th)?

  2. Wow-I do not recall the drive being lined with shrubs. I cannot wait to come…we must take on spotting Tina Turner. Have you walked to the lake yet?
    Does Zurich have an English movie theatre?
    Shanghai or Denmark tomorrow?
    Mufasa looks very content!

  3. Hiya! You want to talk next Saturday, not today? Don’t know if I’ll be flying to China next Saturday or now. If not, YES! Will keep you posted throughout the week, ok?

  4. Ooooohh… that’ll make for funny video, Mom… I can see you all bundled up in your makeshift winter clothes from Florida running like a mad little Leprechaun all over Kusnacht!

  5. Yes! Please tell Matt he’s welcome any time — and you guys, too… though I do not have a whole guest room like I used to.
    Toilets on two different floors now, at least — that’s nicer than the last place.

  6. Happy to see the two of you have landed in such a delightful place. That forest looks stunning ! I look forward to visiting you…

  7. Yes! Come visit… after I have chairs & someplace for you to sleep… 😉

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