Wednesday, May 18, 2011

You Know It's Been Too Long When... have a hard time remembering the password to log into your own blog. Sheesh.
There's a lot to go over - let's start at the big stuff:
We're moving to Mexico.
Boyfriend's company is taking us South of the border. For a duration somewhere around a year. But that means more than just that we're moving to Mexico.
It means I'm wrapping up MY job, and moving - twice! once into Boyfriend's house and then we go to Mexico once the company is ready for us to be there. We've got passports/ visas to worry about, making sure we see all of our respective families before we head out, and of course, relocating the critters to another country is complicated too.
critter #1 aka Mac: this is currently my absolutely favorite photo. taken by a friend of ours at a cookout a few weeks back.
Good thing I handle stress and change well, right?
Oh wow that's a lie.
I'm getting better in my responses to all that's coming down the pipeline (I have a new mantra: Live and let *Boyfriend's Company*), but I didn't see much point in chronicling my little freak-outs about such a big life change here - thus - I didn't. Honestly, I'm excited, and I want to do all this; what an adventure! But I challenge anyone, when you're as much of a control freak as I am, to try and make all that happen and not have a few moments you're not particularly proud of.
So I've been busy. The good and the bad of it in terms of writing a creative blog is that I've felt very accomplished in what I've/ we've gotten done in the past month or so, but not all of it is what the average person might call art. To me though, it's all been aesthetically interesting, so I call it art. So there. :)
I mowed the lawn yesterday. I considered it a work of art because I managed to do it where you can see the pretty lines back and forth. Next time I will try for diagonals.
I've planted a garden. A very small garden, keeping in mind that I'll be leaving it before the summer is over. Tomatoes, cucumbers, chives and radishes. I whipped up some little plant markers to go with 'em too River rock and lacquer - super easy, and super durable. I'd put some in my etsy monster if they wouldn't cost more to ship their weight than they cost to make. I'll get some pictures of those once the seeds planted behind them are actual plants.
There's been a lot of rearranging in the house we're about to share. Boyfriend's mom summed up with the phrase "It looks good - it needed a woman's touch in here." I'll take that compliment. Some pictures hung up, a lot of stuff moved over from my apartment... a lot left to move too.
the traditional pineapple painting, which any respectable person of Northern European decent should have in their entryway.

family photos in the living room. and half my face for scale... because for some reason I felt that was important.
Long story short, a whole bunch of stuff coming down the pipeline - and as I get the seconds here or there between moving boxes and turning my life upside down (in a good way!), I'll be sharing it here. So stay tuned with some patience if you're so inclined.

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