10/7/09

inkling of excitement


alrighty. the car has been fixed. the teeth are as good as they are gonna get until i wanna come up with another grand for a new crown. no cavities so i wont complain. last order of bubble wrap arrived today in yet another rainy cold windy nasty day. i can finish packing.

i cannot wait to get to humid hot texas. i know it wont be like arizona at all, but at least i'm closer to the desert. i think i'm done with winters, east coast and midwest style. you can have your four seasons...i feel like it shortens my life span. time goes by too fast and the weather always messes with everything. no more. after this texas stint, which could be anywhere from 6 months to two years we have no real clue where to go but you can bet your sweet ass it isn't going to be in sub zero atmospheres. we say portland but its silly to project right now, and i'm so sick of rain i can't think about it right now. lets just focus on getting settled and learning and working on art again shall we?

i got a little excited finally. i'm really ready to leave this place. its just one thing after another here and we are so tired of taking care of other people's things. thank god for the chance to live somewhere for so long that was so beautiful and rent free, i remember tod telling me he cried when he first realized he was going to live here. then a year later when we met and i moved in, i too cried. it really is gorgeous here. its just like anything else....the beautiful woman might be beautiful on the outside but be a complete bitch on the inside. you know what i mean?

enough of that. just wanted to share a little oomph. paula is actually feeling excited. i still have no clue what i'm getting into. and i know it will be tough and we will be living in a less than desired place probably, but hey, we are at least ready to plunge into the next phase of our lives. take a little bit more risk and hopefully come out a little bit more ahead. and git a load of this map...lookee at all that hiking land! huntsville is a speck compared to all that forest. i always gotta be near nature so at least i got that going for me when we move. for now...its good. things are humming along and i'm sooooo ready to start living again and working on something. i can't stand no making art, having everything in boxes. one more week and it can't come soon enough!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, excited eh!! It is a good good thing. Nice knowing that you actually have a destination to GO to as well. And warm too. NICE!! I will be awaiting your blog posts as things progress.

Chris said...

Once you are sure of what you want to do, well, ya just gotta do it! Hopefully the week will go fast, and you will be on your way.

Angela Recada said...

It's good to see you excited again!

Warm and humid sounds really good right now.

Kim Hambric said...

I'm thinking that if you'd been deliriously exciting from the beginning you would be burned out before you even got there. You've done your research, shedding and planning. Now is the time for the excitement to begin.

I am so excited for you (have been).

self taught artist said...

funny i'm excited mostly just to leave. excited for unknown (long as i dont think i'm okay, if i do thats when i panic). here's to NO THINKING and being wide eyed out of excitement and not fear!

andrea pratt said...

I hope you do long posts detailing your new life as you discover it. Good luck!

self taught artist said...

thank you andrea. i have a feeling while i'm in the thick of it i might be out of it here. i dunno. not feeling writerly lately and would hate to bore us all to tears!

deb said...

oh bore us anyways!!! no seriously we will all be staying eagerly tuned for the next installment in your big adventure!! Glad you are feeling excited and we all know how quickly a week will pass. Good for you!