November 26, 2014

by now

by now
i hope you've found me
that you know i haven't disappeared
that i'm still writing about this crazy thing we all call life and filling my posts with photos and metaphors to make you feel like we're sitting at my kitchen table drinking hot tea and looking at our endless possibilities.
please come visit me. i've missed you so much!

June 22, 2014

my cape and everything

 i flew away with my cape and everything 
now i'm over here.
{and of course i see it. do you?}

June 1, 2014

a new everything…edited

i finally moved and i hope you're not disappointed. the new blog is more similar to this one than i had imagined, but it feels right. i'll explain more in the upcoming days as to why the change, what i chose to change and what i'm keeping the same.

i hope you come visit me, over here.

May 9, 2014

just a little bit buried

we've been spending most of our days packing and taking things apart to be packed. oh the joys of moving. i should write a book.

our sweet girl is home from australia and everything seems to be right with the world once again. she didn't come home with an accent or a kangaroo, but instead the ability to cook. the girl who used to turn her nose up at green food, now loves avocados and don't even get me started on her love affair with hard boiled eggs. in her pre-australian life, she used to run screaming at the mere mention of "we're having fish for dinner" and the other night she ate salmon with us. WAIT a minute. who is this girl and what did they do with our daughter? snort.

we had a huge moving sale followed by an amazing garage sale and almost all of our things are gone. by the truck load they were bought and hauled away and i''m liking the emptiness of it more than i ever thought i could. it took me awhile to realize that all of those things i thought were so important to make a house feel like a home, were just things. of course we have some items that we would never part with, {that we hold an emotional attachment to} but everything else…well, bye bye.

but with that said, based on the number of boxes in my office/art studio and speaking of emotional attachments…i think we're married.

i'm still planning on moving over to my new {yes it's done} website {that i talked about in a previous post} but i just don't have the heart to start posting on it until i can give it the love and attention it deserves. by the way, for anyone out there who needs help with blog tweaking, i found a great guy who is amazing. when a few things came up that i wanted to change and i couldn't figure out on my own {after googling css and html codes for hours} how to do it,  he came to my rescue. brent works via email and paypal so it doesn't matter where you live. seriously people, if you've ever thought "i would totally pay someone to help me with                   on my blog/website," he's your guy.

we watched "the way way back" again the other night and friends, this is a must see movie. honestly, i no longer recommend movies easily due to the verbal backlash that can arise if it's hated, but this one…well, call me crazy daring since i'm obviously taking my chances even mentioning it here. snort.

i'm now off to watch my hubby and daughter put together a {462 pieces and 12 page instruction booklet} TV stand for her apartment. is it too early for margaritas?

happy weekend!!!

April 29, 2014

where we go from here

we're moving.

in my last post i talked about wanting a new space, which in my head when i typed those words meant just a new blogging space, but why stop there.

our house is sold and the fun has ensued. bubble wrap, boxes, black sharpies, packaging tape and decisions fill our rooms. donation trucks have come and gone. sold has been written on our once loved items.

notes are everywhere reminding us what we have to do. who has to be called. what has to be changed.

this is our fifteenth move in thirty years, so obviously we can do this. but this time it's different. we aren't moving as a family, since the kids are on their own and we aren't moving into a house. instead we'll be renting for a year, as everything happened so quickly.

then what? my insurance agent asked me. "i don't know" i told her. "exciting isn't it?"

so the next few weeks will be busy. busier than busy. but our daughter will be home thursday and that will be the wonderful creamy icing on our {holy cow so many changes} cake.

April 17, 2014

hippity hoppity

easter's on its way
the countdown has begun. our daughter comes home from australia may 1st. she's been working in ballina {south of brisbane} since this past august and to say that we are excited to see her is the understatement of the year. so in fourteen days, which is 20,160 minutes, she'll be home. squeal. we plan on celebrating her birthday, which was in february and then we'll just sit around and stare at her and occasionally touch her just to make sure she's real. we're fun like that.

i'm feeling the need for a change. a blog change. i know that right there with those 3 words, i just lost some of you and that's okay. i understand. i feel the same way when i read someone's blog and they are all "whoa is me. things don't feel right or the same anymore."

but hey…people change.

my first blog began on december 27th, 2005. then moredoors {be yourself} began a life on january 11th, 2008 and WOW...i have had an amazing run of over 9 years {stressing "nine years" people} in the blogging world. and now the itch. the itch of wanting a new place, a new space, new surroundings and a new feel, all while wrestling with the fact that this feeling doesn't come from someone who grabs "change"excitedly by the hand and skips across the street with a big smile on her face.

so, no whoa is me, where am i going with my life, what am i going to do now scenario….nope, i'm just talking out loud, getting things out of my head, sorting through thoughts and trying to figure out what sounds like the most fun. 

life's too short not to do what's the most fun…or the most exciting. right?

i hope you all have a wonderful bunny day. may the chocolate fairy be kind to you.

April 13, 2014

in time

my older sister, her hubby and their daughter were here visiting this past week. they live in maine and we were all thrilled to have them home. they made me eat try this. it made my eyes water and my throat burn and even with water, it hurt me. my sister went back for seconds. i trespass into old, abandoned buildings and once had to answer to a sheriff who caught me and i think that's daring. she ate more than one piece of that bar. i think she wins.

the green that spring brings is not here yet.

oh sure, if you look closely under all things still packed tightly to the ground from the weight of winter, you might find it, but generally speaking…ahhh not really. this is an old photo. obviously i was feeling a bit orangey tonight.

as i type this, i'm sitting in my office/art studio surrounded by things that feel like home. granted, a really messy {shit is all over the floor and i can't see the top of my work table} home, but still, it's comforting to me. let's just call it spring cleaning…since technically i was cleaning all day and according to the calendar,  it is spring. many pens/markers does a girl need? come on, it's not a trick question. how many? well, because i was actually able to part with like over one hundred some today, the answer is 46.

i should be sleeping, or at least in bed thinking about sleep, but the rain has other plans for me. i'm not complaining. i love the sound of rain and all things rain related {except the constant humming of the sump pump} and i haven't typed or written in forever, so this is where i'm supposed to be. unfortunately though, my brain feels about as useful as a wadded up kleenex, so i'm going to read a bit. hopefully the words i skim will find a place to land and lull me to sleep.