Tuesday, June 28

one sweet Tuesday


Day 5 and I feel like we are finally settling in-- the raw edge where everything is new and unfamiliar is softening, drifting away.

Today we got a screen on the front door (oh you beautiful breeze!) and took the big walk I had been waiting for. It took me awhile to sort out the wheres, the hows, the final destination and the return route-- but now we have it-- about 3 miles round-trip with a big park at the halfway point where the kids get off leash and move about in a pine woods.

There and back-- I am trying to take in all the houses-- the roof lines, the porches, the flowers-- each house is different and the colors! Just be prepared for a whole lotta painted victorians in your future.


But tomorrow? I believe there is a farmer's market that we can walk to.

I know this recounting of actions has to be duller than dull, but I haven't been anywhere near a reflective mode. I was talking to Michelle tonight and sharing how different everything is-- not just my surroundings but me-- I stay up later (right now? it's after 11 pm-- you know, at night). This may not seem odd to you-- but people, I was a farm mouse. In bed by like, 8:30 - 9:30. Seriously!

City life-- there's an energy, a vibe that is shifting me-- I am questioning all sorts of things I used to think were "me" that, in fact, were not really me at all. It's bizarre.

I feel like once the studio is set up-- I can see myself in there with music playing till 3 or 4 in the morning-- crazy. It's something in the air.


There was some really dumb article I read somewhere a long while ago that correlated the midlife crisis with the shift into adolescence-- that the change in personality and the inner growth at these two junctures in our life can be that significant. Not sure why I remember that really dumb article-- but it stayed with me and right now I'm thinking, maybe not so dumb?

Anyway, my point is that a hurricane has just left the building that is my body.

The past year and a half has spun me around and dropped me here and I feel like a new chapter is beginning and I would love it if you wanted to come along for the ride. It might take a bit for me to catch my breath and sink into all that I am wanting to document, explore and share-- but I know that there is much ahead.


All of it a mystery.

Bisous, E

P.S. Props to Dave for releasing my camera from the vulcan mind meld that had it believing the (EMPTY) memory card was full. Have camera. And there is a FARMER's MARKET TOMORROW-- woot!


  1. oooh, along for the ride? hell yes! I love seeing this new chapter into your world and seeing all the beautiful old architecture is awesome. we out here love to see your world through your eyes and hear all about it. so happy and excited for you!!! xoxo

  2. Ohhhhhhhh my! Those houses! That ARCHITECTURE! So, so, drastically, radically, HUMUNGOUSLY different from Edinburgh - I love seeing your photos, I really do.

    I wish you all the very best for this new chapter. I'm sure you'll get a lot out of the ride. How wonderful that you're not drifting but you're really living. It sounds like all the upheaval will be more than worth it for you.

    If there's one word I could never associate with you it's "stagnation". Onwards and upwards! I can't wait to see how things pan out for you - it's all very exciting. You're very inspiring, you know. :-D

  3. I'm liking what I'm seeing & hearing. I'm feeling your energy shift ~ and totally loving how open you are to all that is new around you. Many hugs, much love. xo

  4. I'm aboard for the ride....can't wait to see this journey unfold! Love all the colorful Victorians, they are right up my alley. And that article...didn't read it but it sounds like it might be spot on.
    Much love....xoxo

  5. I love seeing your neighborhood. Such character! I am so excited every time I see you have posted to hear how you are doing and how you are settling in. You are NEVER DULL. And you know I will be here cheering you on from the sidelines! Thank you for inviting me along...xo

  6. I love painted Victorians so you'll hear no grumbling from me. Oh, and for the record, there is never anything dull about your posts.

  7. Of course I'm in for the ride and so grateful that your sharing.Your soul hums a same vibration as mine, I think. xoxoxo!

  8. You. Dull?? Never. Not for a minute. And I'm right there in the car behind you on this roller coaster called life. I don't think I read the same article, but came across something similar in all the reading I've been doing lately. There is some sort of phenomenon associated with the mid-life thingy, that adolescent charge, and I'm feeling it too. With all the upheaval in my life right now, there is an undercurrent of exciting change that leaves me wanting to stay up and paint and write and dance and sing and LIVE until 4 AM. There's really something to it. I think it is the way our minds (and bodies) in these phases deeply recognize the brevity of life and want to soak it up, every single millisecond, and not miss a thing. Seems to be what I'm feeling anyway. So cheers to life and living it to the fullest!
    I like Christina's comment above: your soul hums a same vibration... love you, e.

  9. your new surroundings are so gorgeous and full of inspiration, can't see what you get up to!


  10. Thank you for bringing us along on this adventure. I can't wait to see where it takes you!

  11. Oh man, those HOUSES. *LOVE* All is well when a post from you shows up. :)

  12. what a beautiful adventure you are on... love the way you've captured the neighborhood. and i see a Del's lemonade in your very near future ;) xo

  13. 'raw edge' --yes! That is the description I've been searching for. It took me rather the same amount of time as well. This stuff is just hard and this reminds me I totally flaked and forgot to go to the Farmer's Market today! ;) lovely little neighborhood you have there...

  14. Ahhh! You lucky lady, life with you seems so different yet so similar to life here in the UK. Houses like that don't exist here. I've just found your blog and I'm gonna have a good root around because I'm already crazy about it.


thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e