Thursday, May 29, 2008

I miss blogging ...

I'm still alive. I've been working long hours, of course. I warned you about that. But I have other excuses for not blogging. Like not having Photoshop on my new computer, which makes saving photos for web a real pain. And spending all my free art time making birthday gifts for people who read this blog, thus not wanting to show you what I've been up to. But really, for whatever reason, I was taking a break.

But I miss you, so now I'm back, and ready to share again. Here's some fun things I've been doing in the last month or so:

Playing (very briefly) with a macro lens Josh brought home from work (he is the prop master on Dexter for season three. This photo was taken with Dexter's crime scene camera.)

Visiting Descanso Gardens with Josh. Even though he has lived in L.A. his whole life, he hadn't ever been there. Whenever we spend a half day somewhere like this, he spends about ten percent of the time exclaiming "We have to do stuff like this more often!" Yes, indeed.

Spending a day with Penny and John. We walked through the Hollywood hills, and visited the La Brea Tar Pits and The Getty Museum. They taught me a lot about plants. We ate good food, and laughed a lot. Wonderful.

Planting a veggie/herb garden. I left it pretty late this year, but now it's done, right before a day of unseasonal rain. Perfect!

Being a parent. Ian and his friends went to a murder mystery birthday party. From left to right, they are John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, and George Burns. What a fabulous bunch of 17 year old boys. I love 'em.

Meeting Misty and Shari. Well, I had already met Shari once before, but this time I got to share a meal with her and commune for a few hours. Misty was on her way to Australia so that made our meeting even more special.

Cooking, of course. And reading. And sewing. And doing yoga.

So yeah, I'm still alive :-)


Julie Oakley said...

Great to see you back and thanks for the update. Lovely to see the photo of Penny and John. I miss blogging too when I can't fit it in.

Penny said...

I have dropped by I dont know how many times and at last something is up!!
Love the photo of you, wasnt sure where you took that photo of us, and it is so nice to see you back.

Hashi said...

Hi Penny! The photo of you and John was taken at the Getty.

misty said...

yum...that looks so good!

i love the photo of ian and his friends, what a wonderful time of life that is!

glad to hear you are going to be blogging again...i have book marked you and look forward to reading/seeing more, more, more! xoxoxo

Tui said...

Ah mum, I love the pics of the citrus and the columbines.. Wonderful colours. And the pic of the boys! Which one is iain!! (I can't tell...Great costumes!)

littlemithi said...

Yay! You're back!

Ro Bruhn said...

Misty said how she'd enjoyed meeting you and Shari. What a lovely photo, you and Misty could pass as sisters.