Seattle Besotted

We have arrived safely, if not soundly on the West Coast and I can not be happier. I have been dealing with severe car sickness which has been no fun for either myself or my husband.  I have always been prone to it and sometimes it hits me like a ton of bricks and others I am just mildly agitated. The same severity hit me as a kid when we drove to the Grand Canyon from California and I mentally made a note not to travel long distances by car ever again, granted I did wait over 30 years before I attempted the long distance driving and the trip to the East Coast was not as bad, but this trip, oh dear. Did I have all the usual remedies?  Indeed. I even had four different types of ginger carriers (gum, hard candy, ale and chews), sea bands, breathing, techniques, you name it.  I am just one of those lucky ones that is predisposed to it. Suffice to say that I should not be your first choice to take on your road trip, I would not be a good Thelma to your Louise. Speaking of, I mentioned to my husband after what seemed like 72 hours straight in the car that he was no fun to travel with, which he replied, “We are not traveling, we are moving”. Whatever.

I feel a bit detached with not having constant internet access for over a week. I suppose this is what it must feel like to go through withdrawals, cold sweats and the feeling that you want to crawl out of your skin. It’s not very zen of me but I seriously do not think I can survive prolonged periods of time without an internet fix. I tried to stay connected via that magical device called the Iphone but when we were at our hotels internet was spotty and in Montana it was out completely. What did I do? Did I start a deep conversation with my husband or read a book? Nope, I fell asleep. It was the only sane thing to do.

We are looking this week for a place to call home and in turn to set-up high speed internet. This week is also the National Stationery Show and I have been following many of the attendee’s via Instagram and I am duly envious, it looks like a great time has been had by all. I shall return tomorrow for more extended blathering.

P.S. Thank you all for the well wishes on the move, I have truly appreciated them.

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to the country with her handsome husband and two pups and will be re-locating back to the city in the very near future.

18 thoughts on “AROUND HERE…

  1. Hi there, just found you through Roost blog……….am totally coveting a monogram stamp…..when are you back in business in June. Would love to order. Brilliant blog xx

  2. Moving is hard enough, moving cross country must be absolutely exhausting; praying you have a restful bit of time now that you’ve made it. Also, west coast? How exciting, that’s where I am! Perhaps I’m biased, but I’m sure the coast’s beauty and the nice weather of late will perk you right up.

    PS. I know you didn’t ask for advice, but Curing Pills are supposedly quite effective for motion sickness – Very gentle on the stomach and good for digestion as well. They’re an ancient Chinese remedy, but only made of herbals, can be found on Amazon.

  3. So glad to hear you have reached your destination. I feel for you and the motion sickness. I get it, too. Especially if I try to read in the car. Best wishes on your home search. You are an inspiration.

  4. Hooray! So happy for you that you made it safely to Seattle (just in time for gorgeous weather too). Motion sickness is the worst. I get it badly as well and have yet to find a cure. Good luck finding your new home!

  5. Glad to hear you arrived safe and sound, but sorry to hear about your car sickness. I know what that’s like, but luckily have seemed to grow out of it. Good luck settling in!

  6. Hi Tristan! Glad you made it! Give yourself time and you’ll be right-side-up again! Looking forward to future posts! Be well.

  7. Yeah for arrival :)

    i know how long trips can leave people feeling grumpy,especially if they are feeling sick,but now that part of the road is behind !
    Hoping for the internet connection happens soon*

  8. Hi Tristan,
    I know you have been busy with travels, but did you notice my comment/question on your May 1 post on “icing” font? I’m a bit frazzled to complete a poetry editing project for my grandmother and would love to know the other font.

  9. My son has to wear sea bands too. They seem to work well. You poor thing, you need an arsenal of supplies! Glad you guys made it safely. When you’re settled, let’s meet up! Welcome to Seattle – home sweet home, Tristan. Let me know if I can help in any way:)

  10. Tristan! So glad you guys made it safely there! I’m sorry that you got carsick on your way there! I hate motion sickness…have you ever tried taking Dramamine? That stuff WORKS! but it does knock you out for a bit. I’m super excited that you, lindsay and I will all be in the same city area!! Can’t wait to meet! =)

  11. So no road trips with you, got it. I still think you would be an awesome Thelma (or Louise)? Wishing you luck in finding your new home! xo

  12. oh my goodness… ME TOO!!! exactly like you, had motion sickness all though my youth and it still haunts me as an adult! all those same remedies don’t help me either.. i think hanging my head out the window so the wind blasts in my face is the only thing that makes me feel a wee bit better. anyway, was in nyc for nss and saw danni from ohhellofriend and angela liguori and your name came up and we’ve all agreed that you should show your line at NSS!! do it! and of course, congrats on the move!!!

  13. Oh man I SOOO hear you on the car-sickness front… well to be honest, it’s not just car for me, it’s anything that isn’t my own legs. The only thing I’ve found that actually does help is travel pills (avomine is one) though they make you very very sleepy and grumpy if woken. That siad, if I had no choice but to take a long car or plane trip, I take them, it’s worth it for not feeling so ill by the end. Hope you’re move is going okay. They’re tough, though without change, there’d be no butterflies…


  14. Glad you made it! Being car sick is the worst, but at least the drive is over now. Good luck finding your new home & looking forward to new posts from Seattle!

  15. Welcome to Seattle! I hope you have found a house and that you have
    WIFI all ready to go ;)
    All the best!
    PS: if you can, go get a Vivace Latte! Vivace is my utmost
    Favorite coffee and they have one on Capitol Hill and Another one
    In downtown Seattle :)

  16. Hi Imen! I am hoping to be back up next week and have new inventory coming in the upcoming weeks:)

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