Here’s to a Fresh Start


The only item in my fridge right now is an unopened bottle of Pol Roger that D. bought us to celebrate my recent move. After 9 years of commuting anywhere from 1 to 3 hours a day, I have finally moved into a sunny corner apartment located a mere 7 minutes walk from work. Even in severe weather, the subway station is only two blocks away and one stop from work. It is truly a beautiful thing.

The apartment, much like the fridge, is still almost completely empty, and as I write, I am sitting on a borrowed air mattress – the only piece of furniture here. There are very few things that made the initial move with me.  Aside from my books, cookware, and musical instruments, there is not much I actually want to keep anyway.  So I’m using this move as an opportunity to rid my surroundings of 9 years of unnecessary clutter and make a fresh start.

Basic survival kit, in no particular order:

knives…french press…kettle…saute pans (one each cast iron, stainless, and carbon steel)…stockpot…my go-to cookbooks …kitchen towels…vacuum sealer…immersion circulator…plates…bowls…coffee mugs…mason jars (as drinking glasses)…a suitcase of clothing…rain boots…running sneakers…my go-to boots …towels…soap…toothpaste…toothbrush…dog bed…dog bowls…dog food…dog

Oh, and of course the computer.

5 thoughts on “Here’s to a Fresh Start

  1. Immersion circulator? Interesting. After being spoiled in Scotland I never move anywhere without the electric tea kettle! Consider a nice futon with coil spring and frame that you can pull out to a double or queen bed. It is a “wall-hugger” so you don’t have to move it to open or close. Just a thought. Place looks great! Best of luck and entertain more, and/or get more sleep being seven minutes from work! Cheers! Dee


  2. That new apartment sounds so exciting! I love starting fresh with no clutter. I’m currently trying to throw out as much of my current clutter as possible in order to feng shui up the place. Congrats!


  3. I like the name of your blog, Priscilla — its catchiness makes it unique. I’m also learning from the features you have on this site… copyrighting is a good thing. I’ll need to learn how to watermark my photos and protect the content of my blog.


  4. I did say, in no particular order…Besides people always remember the beginning and the end of what you say so I put the most important things there. The middle always gets a little fuzzy!


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