Thursday, October 26, 2006

head above water


sorry i have
been missing
in action
the last week...

i am trying
to keep
my
head
above
water
.

.......

when i was
a kid,
years
before
i trained
to be a lifeguard,
i was a lousy
swimmer.
i would try
to follow
my brothers
out into
the deep ocean
but i wasn't
a strong enough
swimmer
and almost
drowned
several times.
the waves
took me
under
deep
dark
salty...
i didn't know
where was
up
and
where was
down.

i feel like that
right now.
battling
sickness
{sickness purgatory}
and
battling
lack of motivation.

.......

i spent last
weekend
cleaning
and
reorganizing
for my mother
and aunt's visit...
i organized
my necklaces
[they had
been in
a big nasty
tangle
on my dresser]
using an
old metal
wall plaque
purchased at
value village

began some
new
art pieces

and
cleaned up
my bedroom
[the room
i have the most
trouble
keeping clean].
here is
a corner of my home

with
the quilt
my mother brought
{handmade
by my sister}


this week
i have been
bundling
up
and sight seeing

the us botanical garden


with
my aunt...
the national gallery of art


and with
my mom
the vietnam memorial


the washington monument


the lincoln memorial


and on top of
all this excitement
of visitors,
i also received
some wonderful
packages
from
sweet aja

{thank you
so so much
aja!}

and
my brother
johnny

{who is
well-aware
of my traincase
addiction!}

so that
sums up
my week...
i am hoping
to get back
into the
swing of things
with a post
on purses
and other
projects
on sunday...
and catching up
{again}
with all of you.

have
a wonderful
weekend!

15 comments:

hildy said...

so glad you're "back". you've been missed!

julie said...

hey...yes you were missed!! Hope you feel better soon :)
I LOVE how yur necklaces look hanging there and new work..wish wish i could visit the botanical gardens too!!
Take care xxx

bike&beer said...

hi.... i am back... sick as heck... only today i am getting out a bit, and this wind isn't helping! we went to sugarloaf to see the colors. glad you are having a good visit with your mom and aunt. has "the" necklace exchanged hands yet? speaking of which, i love your necklace hanger! i need one with more hooks too. i miss you, and our village trips... see you on monday! xo

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

glad to see your photos and read that you are back! is that an anselm kiefer in the nga photo.

be well,
r

Funky Finds said...

hey gwen! you've been missed! the quilt your sister made is stunning. love the colors! and what a great solution to sorting your necklaces. have a great week!

Carson said...

um..what exactly is a traincase?

ms. pea said...

that quilt is an incredible addition to your room. i'm really sorry to hear that you've been sick. i hope you enjoyed the time with your mutti and tante. xo

Daphne said...

hello, glad your back and hope you feel better!
love the art piece, is it gold leaf? washington is cold these days ha.... *Daphne

lisa s said...

hello sweet gwen.... i'm so sorry you have also been in sick purgatory.... too bad i didn't see you there! :)

great photos though... your necklaces look super organized [jealous].... hope you had a fantastic time w/ mom.....

xoxo

lisa said...

thank you for the update, gwen. i've been missing you much...
lisa

hannah said...

i think a general funk was going around the blog world last week. i know i had it. i wish i would have battled mine with cleaning and art, that would have been a good idea. keep your head up sweet gwen.

Shari said...

hi gwen,

love all of your photos. are you feeling better? i'm glad you are back!xox shari
ps: traincases rock! i wonder if my grandmother still has hers. hmm.

shash said...

hi gwen,
such lovely photos and a lovely post (esp. for having a lack of motivation!) i love your necklace holder.
hope you're feeling better.

Austen G. said...

hey gwen, nice to see you're back. hope you're feeling better and the water-treading's going better. i love that quilt, what great colours! take good care.

anne said...

hey, that quilt is so beautiful. it looks great with the natural tone of your bed. hope you feel better.