Thursday, July 24, 2008

Watching Annie Playing With Johnny at the Beach Makes Me Happy

1. Where is your cell phone? in a bag near the door
2. Your significant other? brushing teeth
3. Your hair? orange and freshly shampooed
4. Your daughter? waiting for me to come to bed
5. Your son? maybe someday annie will have a partner
6. Your favorite thing? our new house
7. Your dream last night? something about making choices
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your goal? peace
10. The room you’re in? my studio+workroom
11. Your church? the quiet
12. Your fear? hurting another
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? traveling
14. Where were you last night? talking about friends w/annie
15. What you’re not? wasteful
16. Muffins? pat's bran
17. One of your wish list items? small electric car, solar panels
18. Where you grew up? northern california
19. The last thing you did? folded some laundry
20. What are you wearing? vintage sherbet robe from i. magnin
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? in fear of fireworks
23. Your computer? helpful
24. Your life? what i wanted
25. Your mood? peaceful
26. Missing someone? mom and dad and grandma
27. Your car? saab
28. Something you’re not wearing? my pearl ring
29. Favorite store? fidm scholarship store
30. Your summer? simple
31. Like(love) someone? many
32. Your favorite color? can't choose just one
33. Last time you laughed? today
34. Last time you cried? yesterday
35. Who will repost this? someone, maybe

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Living Room-Foyer

From the porch

Yes, we're moved in. Yes, I'm tired. I have no energy for the computer and that feels liberating to me at this time. I'm putting my attention on pacing myself, unpacking and to top it all off I had a root canal on Monday. Whoopee!
So far we really love living in this house. We fit in perfectly. Annie LOVES the yards and having an upstairs and downstairs. We are all enjoying nesting and dreaming up future plans for updating and customizing.

Friday, July 4, 2008

I Dream of Houses

I really do! I think a lot about our new house, other houses I've lived in, even my dollhouse and I dream a lot about houses I see around me. I love to go into houses, basements, attics, yards and I want to visit as many as I can. Alameda is the perfect town for me because it is solid historic homes from one end to the other. That said, I saw Patrick Dougherty's work and I love his imagery well, because he seems to dream of houses too.

So, we are working hard on the new house. We have torn out the old bathroom and replaced the floor and walls with new tile! Ahhh! I couldn't stand the thought of bathing in there with the old stuff. Starting Monday the old 3/4" fir floors will be sanded down, filled, stained and refinished!

Then we move next Saturday.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


The waiting is over and it is finally ours! I'm surprised that I don't feel a little more excited... maybe the 49-day-grueling, check-and double-check, pins-and-needles process diffused my energy a bit? Now on with the show. I've picked some paint colors, secured some workers and am going to do some work before we move in in two weeks.