Sunday, May 4, 2008

home (part 1)

Wow, I can't believe ho much I have missed blogging! Hi there! :)
I'm happy to say we have arrived safely and with most of our sanity here on Cape Cod.

The original plan was to depart PA on Sunday, and if necessary take an extra day for travel, arriving Monday. As it turns out (in a story still a bit to laden with stress to really recount) we ended up having many many more packing/ moving decisions to make and arrived here bedraggled and weary on Wednesday. Celeste was a trooper, she really pulled through, but there was no denying by the time we got here that the rest of the week would be spent recovering.

So, that being said, it turns out there is just about 10 days now to get everything done. I'm still hardwired to wake up between 5 and 6 so I'm hopeful that while I'm here I'll be drawing in the morning.

After taking Thursday and Friday mostly to rest, I got to take a trip up to Boston yesterday to see my bookstore friends. These are friends from the most incredible job I've held to date (I was there 2000-2004) and many of them are still in the area or even still at the store. I admit I was anxious about this visit, the last trip to Boston ended in a disastrous migraine leaving me barely any time with friends.

This time around there was no headache, a great turn out, and constantly changing locations (all including food) which was fun. I experienced a lot more moments of sadness than I expected, but with equal or greater moments of elation and happiness in between that are an obvious blessing. There is no other feeling quite the same as getting together with a group of people who, no matter what time has passed, pick up that connection with enthusiasm and ease. I think we all seek a feeling of stillness and comfort from the company of our closest friends; to have this in a group of 10 or more is really remarkable.


mushroommeadows said...

ohhhh I'm so glad things are going better than expected (hopefully the times of sadness will be minimized even more).

Can't wait to see all those lovely morning drawings!

Vicki said...

You couldn't have said it any better. There's nothing like old friendships that don't fade, even with time and distance.

WAH! I was so happy to see you and can't wait to see you again!


Hannah said...

I'm just sat at home watching a home design show and what should suddenly come on the screen but a hobbit style house that you mentioned in a previous posting.
Here's the link so you can have a look at the interors as well as exterior.