Saturday, no - wait, it was tuesday...my days are all mixed up because of the mid-week holiday...so Tuesday I bought an incredible book... "This I Know," by Susannah Conway. I met her a few years back at an art retreat in the piney woods of New hampshire. No, I didn't sign up for her workshop. it was all about unraveling your heart, or some such nonsense that i was waaay beyond in my life. waaay beyond. so i read that she had a new book out, and decided to give it a look, just because i had met her. i sat down in the bookstore with a spiced chai latte and a biscotti, and the book. no, i did not make it through the introduction before the whole throat-tightening, teary eyed thing grabbed hold, which can only mean that i may be getting a little close to a truth that my head doesn't want to acknowledge, but my heart does. buy the book.
new topic: after bitching about never going anywhere or doing anything as a couple, and feeling so incredibly single and disconnected from my husband, we have decided together to make an effort to do things together. yesterday we listed them, and i have to say we've done good...movie, Cirque du Soleil, NYC, neighborhood BBQ, baseball game with BBQ and fireworks, and this weekend is our anniversary and kayak trip. this may not sound like much (and the baseball was a definite payback for all the museums in NYC), but for 11 years, we have done very very little together. between dog responsibilities and kid responsibilities and his travel schedule vs. my work schedules, it has been a losing battle, and honestly we really didn't try too hard to make it work. but i am determined, and will do things by myself if he isn't inclined. but i think the door has been opened. and whereas before i always felt that i had to use "my" money to do things (like art retreats) i realize that is one of the ways a wedge develops between us - keeping track of who spent what, etc. (i told you it's been a separate and parallel time). fingers crossed.
ok - the studio is almost cool enough to work in....bath time for diva dog, then hit the paints!