Thats why I haven't been here. See how that works? I have a nice, calm alone day at the studio today. Feels sooo good and I had a great workout this morning too. So yeah, I am feeling pretty happy about it all. I got to wear a jacket and scarf in Portland. Soo nice and cozy. I love cozy weather. My mom bought that scarf in Portugal when she was a youngster, I stole it. Sorry mom.
It was exciting to watch the land change under us as we moved across the country. I was like, I remember looking at those maps in school and wondering what the mountains really looked like...
Of course I saw my good pal Jessica Swift while I was there. I also got to spend time with the super talented and very sweet Carrie Schmitt. You know how it is, you just start exchanging emails, and we actually got to meet up, so I was pretty stoked about that. Sorry that I didn't talk about art that much Carrie :) PS. She sent me the sweetest care package with info about Oregon. I also wanted to see the super talented Maggie from Simply Kumquat, but I couldn't fit it in. I am so sorry Maggie!
My very fave was Canon beach. We lucked out and arrived on a very clear, crisp day. Lordy it felt amazing to be there. Yes we totally snuggled up drinking tea in our hotel room that night and watched Goonies. I loved that movie sooo much when I was a kid. In our family we still say "I got it...I got it...I don't got it." Tee hee. BTW, this is my favorites scene, it still makes me laugh.
We were celebrating our 10 year anniversary, but really it wasn't a super romantic trip. I got all messed up with my supplements and felt sick a lot. That sucked. Also O and I had some tense times where we basically were totally mis-reading each other and not communicating very well. I felt sad a lot, but the morning we woke up at the beach we tried to go for a walk, got soaked and instead ended up really talking about why we were having tension. It was great to get it all out in the open and feel bonded again. It reminded me that marriage is about getting back together ever day.
This post was originally all about other things. Like Atlanta, and how being in Portland made me want to move away from Atlanta again. But honestly, it sounded really negative, and I don't want to do that. I choose to be empowered and to focus on change, instead of wallowing in what I dislike.
Have you been to Portland? Do you live there? What is it really like in the winter?