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Thursday, November 30, 2006
We move to Portland in 2 days. I can't believe this day is really just around the corner!!!
I feel very excited! I'm ready. I feel like I can leave this home and begin a new life...with all it's surprises and unknowns...being together again and not feeling like Joe is a visitor on the weekend! (We both feel this way!)...And O is going to be thrilled to be with his dad everyday!
Bye house. Thanks for being such a great home for us...the memories are many and will be treasured...
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
This is my beautiful and wonderful husband...we've been sharing our lives for 7+ years, and I love slowing down and thinking about our times together...like our first date...lasting over 12 hours...making out in the little Miata...steaming up those little windows didn't take much...
Our trip to Lyons, on the motorcycle...laughing in bed to funny faces...watching "Harold and Maude" (Joe's favorite movie)...his kind and loving heart...when he calls me "sweetpea" which is just about everyday...
In all this "crazyness" of getting ready to move, I just wanted to stop and write a little bit about the love of my life, and how lucky, grateful I am to know him...
I love you Joe.
Monday, November 20, 2006
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006
I'm pooped. I had a pretty productive day in spite of the constant stress. It's not huge...but just always there...hugging me like a second skin. I did manage to get out and shoot for a while, although it's pretty hard to hold the camera still with Owen on my back...but I'm pretty pleased with a couple of shots regardless...um, I mean, "irregardless"...haha...private joke...(like really private...I'm the only one that knows about it!)
Have a picture.
Have a picture.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Today I received news that Barbara W. died yesterday. I have been very sad all day, and I am still in disbelief...so sudden, so young, so beautiful...
I wanted to go out and photograph something beautiful to post here...to honor her, but alas, the rain was constant today.
I thought about what I wanted to write here all day...but as I sit here, I just don't feel like writing about it. It doesn't matter.
Barbara, I will miss you. I am sorry Joe and I never made it down to Napa to see you. I love you and I hope your last moments here on earth were full of love and minimal pain.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
This time I mean it. We are truly weeks away from moving. I only have to finish painting a couple of rooms, cleaning and setting the house up for selling.
A couple of days ago, they came to put in the carpet in the master bedroom, which I have used as my studio for these past 5 years. I painted the walls a beautiful caramel color and was in the process of painting the hall just outside the room, when I was overcome with sadness. I went into the bedroom and wrote a couple of messages on the soon to be covered floor. I wanted the house to know that I loved it...so many memories...In that room in particular, I had found my creativity again, there in my tree house...I painted many, many canvases there...drank many cups of coffee and mate and tea...spoke on the phone to Bebhinn, Maggie and Tusi...I read my art magazines...I sketched...I held my little baby, I chatted with my love, Joe.
I know we will create a new wonderful home for us. I know there will be other gardens. I know there will be other memories. I look forward to creating them...