The Dude and I took the day off and mini-roadtripped down to the Indian Ocean to chase some waves. Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow.
Here’s to real human days 😉
It’s officially a pattern: We come back to the states for the summer and the blog lays dormant. There are remedies for this, of course, but none that I’ve used with any success.
But it’s part circumstances (having a full schedule and trying to knock out lots of tasks that can only be accomplished stateside) and part personal choice. Because for now, I see my friends and family in the flesh only once or twice a year. And I can’t help but squeeze in every last second I can with them while I’m here.
Last weekend our schedule slowed to a much needed crawl as we headed out to the country for a few days to celebrate our anniversary. Anniversaries, actually. Thirteen years ago this month, some of our closest friends in the universe married the week before we did. Our lives have intertwined more deeply in the years since, and we try to celebrate our years together whenever possible.
This year we did that by escaping the buzz and heading out into the quiet.
I’m not sure when I last let days and evenings blur by way of books and long conversations, but this weekend of birds and beer and friends and floating and a few shockingly fantastic meteors was a homecoming for the soul.
Here’s to 13 years, peeps.
Wow. It’s been quiet around here for quite some time. I’ve alluded in (my few) recent posts that there are changes afoot in my world, and I can finally unveil the one that has been consuming my waking hours for these past 6 weeks. Huzzah!
“Serious Creatures” is a web store I’ve been creating that uses the Dude’s illustrations in fun ways for parents and kids. Currently this is expressed in “Creature Card Printables,” which have a hand-illustration and room to write a short note (or to/from or whatever) on the same side of the card. We have a lot more ideas up our sleeves for the future, but one. thing. at. a time.
Last year a friend of ours asked the Dude if he could create cards for her that she could use for the notes she puts in her kids lunch boxes, and since then [Read more…]