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A little bit lighter

We’re back!
I wish I were that diligent blogger, posting minutes after the baby is born an article with amazing photos and charming dialogue of the event. Or perhaps, the blogger who purposely chooses to “savor the moment,” intentionally waiting to blog until the big event has past. The truth is, well, we did get some decent photos, and we did bask in the wonder that is childbirth, but the real reason I haven’t blogged anything for over a month now is because I am freaking exhausted.

That being said, the shop is now up once again and here is some eye candy of our precious new “M2” (aka: Monster #2)
Theodore “Teddy” Lawrence James Gordon

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A Bit Belated, Bemused, Busy, and well, Bloated

A quick little blip of a post, I know I am overdue.

I was up all night with a sick/teething? toddler.  She now is asleep in the bed next to me.  All I can say is, good, get those teeth in before #2 comes!

We’re officially about 95% moved into our place, and out of all our other places (storage units, living spaces, etc.).  We’re donating an entire closetful worth of books, clothes, kitchenware, and other odds and ends, not to mention the pounds of paper being recycled from all the artwork I’ve saved over the years.  It feels good to cleanse ourselves of all that baggage.  (Especially most of the really bad art I made while in graduate school!)

Of course we didn’t throw away everything.  And it feels good to be surrounded by the friendly faces of our books and other memorabilia.  In fact, I am finding it quite inspirational.  I love our color-coded bookshelves (an idea pirated from friends back in Colorado…much to the demise of certain librarian types who wish all books to be arranged in the Dewey Decimal System, or other such nonsense).

And I finally get to “nest”.  Madelyne has never had her own room, so I never got to decorate a nursery for her.  I am having so much fun putting together the little room she will share with her brother.  Not to mention, all of the beautiful things that have been saved from her baby shower that are now being hung up on the walls.  (Pictures to come soon).

Anyways, I have been working as hard as a woman with a toddler, in her third-trimester can work, getting the house in shape so I can update my shop before the impending arrival of #2.  (Yes, I know I may be crazy–what if my shop takes off right after I have my baby ?? –All I can say to this is: If that is the case, bring it. I am ready for the challenge).

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Be a Good One

Not a lot going on over here except more waiting. We visited a charming little 2 bedroom apartment in South Park, and applied for the place, but someone beat us to it. I am starting to detect a trend, one that involves me learning to be patient. BUT, despite our angst, we are happy and healthy and safe and loved, so we can’t really complain. Madelyne does have a small cold, which has actually slowed her down a bit, making my life a teensy bit easier, is that wrong to say? I’ve been busy working on more projects, and have even dug some old work from my files I may incorporate into my shop. My goal is to have a cohesive, well-stocked shop before the move and the baby comes, so then I can work on my next task: marketing. *shudder* Anyways, I saw this quote today, and I liked it and thought I’d share it with you all today. 20140219-122732

Valentine’s

I don’t have a lot to say today, except for a few things:

1) Thank you to all of you for the support these last few weeks, it’s great to know we have such an amazing network of people in our lives.  It is what helps me sleep at night (no, really…it’s true).

2) Speaking of sleep, we’ve had some!!  And it has made all the difference.  For about 5 days the little monster has been sleeping until 4:00/4:30ish and then hopping into bed with us.  My quality of life has drastically improved.

3) So, I have been painting again.  Right as I convinced myself  to put the paints away until after the baby came and things settled down a bit, the wind changed directions.

4) My husband is currently, (as in this-moment-as-I-type) in another job interview.  It’s exciting and stressful, and even though it is scary not feeling secure, I take comfort in the fact that things have been improving.  (Also, did I mention my amazing support team?)

Anyways, Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovely people!

(This is a card I just made for my dad’s clinic…he likes lighthouses…)

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Begin afresh, afresh, afresh

Part of me wants to reflect on last year.

The other part doesn’t want to bore you with my honey-soaked, heavy nostalgia.

I know I have been an “inconsistent” blogger *shudder* as of late (the worst thing you can do!), however I am determined to trudge on.

The blog has been quiet, but I have been busy working in the stillness, laughing with visitors, and stopping for a moment to stare at the blue, blue Southern California sky.

For now, let me just take a moment to say “Season’s Greetings” to each of you.  I hope you had special moments this holiday season, the kind that sneak up on you and leave you warm and tingling and feeling well-loved.

More to come soon.

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Serotinous Mel

Well, no news on the test results yet (see previous post).  We’ve been surprisingly okay with all the extra drama of our lives.  I’ve stopped stressing out about things beyond my control.  I think there are two potential reasons for this: 1) I’ve given up fighting against things beyond my control, because so many unfortunate things have turned out positive for me in the past few years 2) I am just too tired to worry, pregnancy has a way of prioritizing my thoughts.  Either way, I am happy to be getting some sleep!

Other good news: I completed my first painting today since taking a break about six weeks ago.  As a mom, I am quickly realizing that I am going to have to be flexible with regards to the amount of work I can contribute and understand that sometimes things like my health or caring for my kids may have to take precedence over my art career (yeah, no duh, I know…).

Anyways, here is the painting I did, I may turn it into a card on my shop in the next few days.

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