Wednesday, September 22, 2010
With Autumn Comes Italy
(Does the Extreme Cute of Toby and Daisy just make you want to vomit!?)
Happy Autumn Equinox to those of you who live with me in the Northern Hemisphere! This is truly my favorite time of the year. I have started to transition the house -- sitting out and using more candles, changing up the mantle place, listening to different sorts of music, piling blankets up everywhere for all of us -- but this Autumn comes with something a bit strange.
Marcy will leave this coming Tuesday for three weeks in Italy with her mother, her aunt, and a friend of her aunt's. They lost their fourth wheel months ago and invited Marcy. This is a truly amazing opportunity, as it is being gifted to her.
But in all our 16 years together, we have never been apart for more than just a week. And that was difficult!
While she is gone, we will, actually, celebrate that 16th anniversary apart. ((sad face))
While she is gone, I am hoping to stay sane by focusing on a multitude of projects, including some cleaning through spaces and getting rid of oh, so many objects.
It seems fitting for Autumn, doesn't it? To shed the unnecessary and get our nests ready for the hibernation coming our way.
I am not sure how helpful the rabbits and cats will be, but they are cute and that is something. And they are good listeners and they supply hugs...which I will be in desperate need of.
OH! And on a side note: I am happy happy happy to announce that with this season I seem to have regained my ability to get lost in and tear through NOVELS! YAY! And I have read some good ones in a short amount of time, including Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad. What great books have you read lately?