I've been a total slacking blogger, and my friends have flat out called me on it!
Let's do this!
The photo is taken from just two nights ago. English Beat frontman Dave Wakeling (pictured with us) performed a rather clandestine acoustic set for the 40 of us who squished into the The Studio at Hotel 10000 on 1st and Madison. The man--still after all these years--has an amazing voice. He strummed on the guitar, has a sax man at his side. He interacted with the audience and when the show was over I bid on 8p concert tix in which the proceeds went to charity. Although I couldn't attend the night's full on band concert at the Showbox--I did get in a couple pix and Kassie smacked his ass good so he took one for the team! He played "Save it for later" as the last song for me -- the one I'd been requesting song after song. Really fun.
Leaving the hotel at the Valet station, another Vashonista was strolling by on 1st and spotted us--it was Stephen from the Wine Shop, looking handsome in his tam. Love running into Vashonistas on the city side!
So...let's back up.
As you know, David is now my fabulous husband. I have a highly compatible partner and it's awesome to have such a talent, love, hard worker, athlete all in one man.
October 31- Halloween is all about the kids: Zach was a psycho ward attendant and Alex was Rudy Giuliani. Alex does not recommend trick or treating at Gold Beach.
Nov - We were fixing to buy a house, got halfway through negotiations and realized that construction hours had suddenly vaporized, changing our comfort zone and qualification. Clearly, NOW was not the time and the transaction ceased. We remain renting on the North End in the same house and you know...it's fine.
Thanksgiving was epic because dad drove up from San Diego and I co-conspired with my brother to fly him out from Hawaii as a surprise. Brion's was a night flight so by the time I ferried him back to the house, dad was sound asleep. I woke him up and he was absolutely floored (a-that I could keep it secret, and b-that we'd go to such lengths!).
David is now in the kitchen (evenings) at The Hardware Store. He enjoys being out in front with people again, although he misses working with Brad/Andy Shride. As the hours and projects return on the island, maybe there will be morning oppotunities. Now is NOT a great time for construction; it's just the economy. At the restaurant, he gets to rock his Spanish with some of the crew--a challenge he enjoys.
Now we're getting ready for Christmas, but don't even have our tree! I am just not feeling the season yet. I know that's bad.
Still fighting increasing aches and pains which I hold firm are long term degenerative effects of a serious reaction to antibiotics I was given in Aug 2007. Not a fan of fluoroquinolones (Levaquin!) to say the least. I just have to treat what I am left with, which is joint pain, joint cracking, back/neck/head ache, rt side abdominal pain, twitching, foot/achilles tendon pain, fast heartbeat, insomnia, and tears from chronic pain...and oh goodie, weight gain. NO SHIT--all of these! My formerly model-skinny body is now what I define as Scandinavian sturdiness--the kind where you still look hot enough in a dress, but you're strategizing on what to play down/up.
I'm doing as much holistic work as possible and pray it will get better.
All I want for my 40th birthday is my perfect health back.