Monday, July 18, 2011

Peter Lik

Michael and I are on the Peter Lik Collectors email list, which means we receive an email anytime he unveils a new photograph. We’re also given “first dibs” to purchase. His popularity has increased quite a bit since we walked into his Lahaina Gallery almost 4 years ago so we now have approx 24 hours to drool over his new release before it sells out. It also means the amazing deal we received in Lahaina is a thing of the past. We are fortunate we purchased our first two when we did because I believe they will be our last (don’t tell Michael I said that—he’ll be so disappointed).

So that’s the back-story. Several months ago, all collectors received an email asking us to submit our Peter Lik story. If they liked it, the post would be featured on Peter Lik’s blog. I read the email, smiled to myself, and hit delete. My husband, unbeknownst to me, read the email, wrote our story, and hit submit.

You know where this is going don’t you?

Last week Michael received an email letting him know his story was chosen for their weekly feature. I read it and might have teared up. What a sweet guy.

Anyway, below is the link if you’re interested! It’s short and sweet, unlike most of my blog posts! Enjoy!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Breakdown in Numbers

How do I write a single post to catch you up on the last two months of our lives? It would go on for days if I included each and every detail, and I'm not sure you or my computer (or my fingers) are up for that. So I bring you the numbers. Pictures will come later.

7.4.11 - Today's date! Happy 4th of July to you!

29 - Age I turned on May 12. It was a wonderful birthday. Reality has now set in and I wake up each day knowing a cane and dentures are one step closer to knocking on my door.

16.2 - Lbs Little Miss Thumbs Magee weighs. We took her in for her annual checkup and they told us to watch her food intake. Do they think we feed her a bag of cat food every day and that's why she's fat? I'm insulted.

40 - % off at the Loft. Which brings me to my next frustration--one of my absolute favorite things to do is show Michael my new purchases and then proudly proclaim how much I saved. He, on the other hand, does not care. I have begged and pleaded for him to act excited when I tell him I saved more than I paid but it does not phase him in the least. Is this a guy/girl thing?

2 - Times we've been to South Carolina. Both for beautiful weddings, both awesome places. We think we might retire in Greenville, SC.

57 - Hours I worked in one week, which is a personal record for me. I know there are people who do this every week and to them I ask: How are you still alive?

22 - Sausage rolls I consumed in our building's cafe. Stress makes some people stop eating. For others (ahem, me) it makes me eat total crap. All of the time.

4 - Years I've had this blog. Had my anniversary sometime in June.

1 - Sofa purchased for our upstairs living room. Also 1: sofa in our upstairs living room that we now need to sell. Interested?

6 - Games it took for the Dallas Mavericks to win the national championship. And I watched (at least part of) all of them. Go Mavs! And hooray for Dallas!

96 - Items I've pinned on Pinterest. In 2 days. I joined the site in May but wouldn't let myself look at it until after busy season because I knew I'd be addicted.

10.20 - We booked a trip! On this day we'll be flying to Cali to spend time in San Francisco and Napa/Sonoma. See also: Our 4th anniversary.

5 - Books I've read since mid-May. Highly recommend One Day by David Nicholls. Beautiful writing (and the movie is coming out next month)!

5,000 - Times Michael saved the day/house/cat because his exhausted wife could only stare at a wall after work.

I think that about sums (get it?!) it up. I'm sure I'm missing something but I think we'll both survive.

It's great to be back! How I have missed this dear ol' blog! And each of YOU!


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