July 22, 2010

Getting There

Yes, there are still comics at Comic Con. 2009.

Yesterday and Today

Himself: Swam, job hunted, errands, dinner out at Greek, and it was a no on the Geico jobs.

Herself: Swam, books and inventory at the Discovery shop, chapbook too dark and smeared but I approved the proof, oh well. Greek dinner. Closed my photo blog. Life moves on.

Gratitude: Went to the library.

I take the chapbook to class today, and I confess that the printing is too dark so none of the photographs are clear. Muddy black squares R’ us. So I lived with a low level of depression all afternoon compounded by G not getting a simple job at Geico…that I thought he would get. Yes, I need to stop having expectations.

Life was improved dramatically when I walked into my local library. A simple action. I was buoyed up, happy to find these isles of familiar volumes, and suddenly my joy in life awoke again. Why haven’t I been? I can’t really answer….a life fully led leaves time for only paragraphs in the evening instead of a book a day. I’ve been wandering my way through a book a week lately….books off my own shelves. Just as I cannot afford to buy more of my chapbook right now, purchasing the Dana Stabenow volumes is beyond my current budget.

Starting tomorrow, I begin quilting again…a simple nine patch in blues with contrasting center squares. I’ll begin keeping a blog about it too…when the computer is working. Mine is an early Vista computer, and these had a problem with updating. The Geezer has learned a lot in the last few days…one thing being that he has to go back and start over again with it. No sound here. When I wanted to hear Poolie sing, I couldn’t.

So today will be a day off…after class. Just to take a moment or so to read a book. Perhaps a picnic by the bay in the unusual grey drizzle of these July days. Perhaps a hug for the Geezer, or a hug back. Life will be ok; it’s just taking longer than expected to get there.


Here acres of comics wait for new homes in their plastic sleevies at Comic Con, 2009.


  1. I'm wondering if this Comic Con thing is a huge version of what my daughter-in-law takes my son to each year in Portland. She buys or makes costumes for both of them and off they go. She used to live in San Diego. Wonder if that's where she learned about it.

  2. Libraries have a way of stopping time and letting bliss settle in.

  3. Being in the presence of books makes me joyful, too. I'm glad you had that moment.

  4. There is nothing wrong with expectations...sometimes they are met and sometimes not. But each day is different and we have to focus on the fact that change is inevitable.

  5. There are books I go back and read over and over when things get difficult. Reading gets you through.

    My mother used to say, when you feel there is no happy thing on the horizon to look forward to, just look forward to the next good thing, even though you don't know what it will be.

    Actually, she said it better than that, but that's the jist of it.

  6. This is the first time I've heard of a chapbook. I had to look it up. Intriguing. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for your husband.

  7. At some point, you are going to look back and realize that it was a good thing he didn't get that job, because if he had, he would have missed the better thing that happened later.

    Tough times. Take care of yourselves/each other.

  8. I'm sorry to find you just as I begin giving up my part-time residence in your area! Followed the bunny trail over from Ronni Bennett's blog. We'll be back for shorter visits. Meanwhile, I'm glad to have found you!

  9. Here's another hug from you both from me! The good thing about the Geico affair is that they didn't leave you hanging by a thread for months. A new book (series) can do wonders. Like good jobs, they aren't always easy to find--at least the kind you can lose yourself in. I'll have more to say about that in a future post about books I've been reading. Awww, here's another hug too. What the heck. I feel generous with hugs these days!

  10. Oops! Sorry, that shoulda been "for you" instead of "from you" although I can already feel that too.


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