Sunday, November 11, 2012

Snapshots from a happy life

Whoa. This weekend has been crazy. Crazy busy, that is -- almost no time on the internets! That doesn't mean it hasn't been fun, though. I am really enjoying our pottery class, even though I am still really not that great at pottery. Each Sunday, I awaken after Saturday's class crazy sore in my arms. It took me three weeks to figure out that it was pottery class that was making my arms hurt! I feel like I'm getting a workout, even if my pots are lumpy or unusable. And who cares if they are, anyway? Everyone has to start somewhere. I am not a natural on the wheel, but I think few are. Practice will only improve my work. To give you an idea of how much I am enjoying the class, I am planning on going in to the studio sometime this week, during the week, to keep working on the wheel. Yep. Me. Going beyond the call of duty on something (!). I guess that's who I typically am as a person, but lately it has been tough to go beyond what is expected of me due to Jeffy and wanting to spend as much time with him as possible and the incredible mood insanity that goes along with it. So I guess this is a good sign, and a sign that my regular self is poking through the "grief nebula" as I like to call it.

Speaking of Jeffy, he's doing ... OK. We're day to day. He wants to be alive, and that's the most important thing, so for now we're dedicating hours and hours of our day to getting him to eat. He's not happy with us because we're always sticking him with needles and trying to shove pills down his throat, but we're getting by as much as we can. And we're trying to remain as positive as possible around him, so the upside to that is that I am keeping crying to a minimum. I always try to do that, but the thing about me and waterworks is that if I'm going to cry, nothing will be able to stop it. That has made for endless public crying incidents in my life -- I blame my mom, as this is (as they say) "learned behavior." Sorry mom! Anyway, we're hanging in there. So far.

I have the day off tomorrow for Veterans Day observational shite (yay for working at a school), and thank goodness for it, because I really want to be home with Jeffy and try to catch up on all the editing and cleaning I am behind on. For now, here's a very random assortment of shots from the last week. Time is going by very, very quickly these days...

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my favorite thing ... patterns. my socks on top of my entry way rug. 
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friday clouds // 5th and Harrison
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the same gorgeous sunset from the previous picture, vantage point across the street from my house 

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my favorite outfit ever, and yes I do like blue, thanks for asking! 

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Jeffy on Caturday <3

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Mexican Coke <3
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Zeke did this while we were at pottery class, trying to get Jeffy's food. :/ 
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pottery class! 
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Friday night: Scott playing Halo 4, me looking at photos from the art show I went to earlier that night
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Friday night's outfit
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One of my most favorite paintings on display Friday night (artist: Xavier MTW)
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Artist: Xavier MTW
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The drag show portion of the art show opening :) 
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Artist: Xavier MTW
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fantastic local pasta (santa cruz pasta factory), tomato sauce, arugula and shiitake mushrooms. OM NOM!
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I <3 Tyrion. I love this line. Almost done with this book :/
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UC Berkeley // magic hour
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did I get my greasy hands on the phone camera again? hmmm :P 
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sf financial district // friday morning 
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crazy rainstorm on the window // early friday morning
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Diamond Rings @ Rickshaw Stop (thursday night)
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on my way out Thursday night // on the 47 bus 
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uc berkeley fall
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strawberry creek, uc berkeley // right after a rainstorm
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soup fixin's from thursday night
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it's the most wonderful time of the year!

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