Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cutest cup of cocoa ever

I'm embarrassed to show you that it's in a disposable cup... I didn't have my mug. Very sorry, planet! In other news:

1) My Junior Review is over. That's where a panel of illustrators looks at your work and tells you if you're good enough. Update: It took forever to find out I'd passed, because they put the letter in the wrong mailbox!
2) I have a week off next week and intend to do some serieux spring cleaning.
3) Ben's parents are visiting for Easter! I'm excited. I even bought a big chocolate bunny from my favorite vegan chocolate shop for the occasion.
4) I saw my doc today and things are good! I won't get into detail, but my precarious health seems less precarious lately.
5) Ben might get laid off (vocational paradigm shift), so is looking for something new. That is stressful for both of us.
6) We really are moving back to Seattle in about a year and a half! That's what we've been wanting to do, but we weren't sure how things were going to turn out. Now it looks like we might actually pull it off. I have mixed feelings about yet another cross-country move; we have moved so much during our adult lives that on one hand it's old hat, and on the other we're pretty fkg sick of moving. And now we have more Stuff than ever, since I insisted that we buy a bed when we moved to Minneapolis, to replace the mattress on the floor. (We've acquired a few other Grown-Up pieces of furniture, too, that we would want to take with us. Another potential drawback is that I think it would be easier for me to work as an illustrator here in Minneapolis, since I have no relevant connections in Seattle. And, worst of all, Seattle is really far away from family. But, there are so many pluses: that's the city we love the most, and it is beautiful and full of life, and we have friends there, and we've both missed Seattle desperately for the last handful of years. So we'll be happy to be back in Seattle despite some drawbacks.

That's all the news for today.


  1. whew, the future. I hear ya about getting "older" and picking up and moving again. It is not as easy as it was when we were spring chickens!

  2. Hooray, you'll be close to us! Except... what if we move before then? To the Midwest? I will put some more effort into finding Portland work, what with the new lure of getting to eat fancy vegan desserts in Seattle once in a while. Anyway, I never want to move again.