Friday, August 10, 2012

A Comfortable House

We returned home a few days ago from our two and a half week adventure to New York and Boston. I was so happy to be home that I almost cried. I always have a new appreciation for my house after having been away from it for awhile. I forget how I love the kitchen floor and the smell of the Yankee candles by the door.  I love the quote, "A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience." (Sydney Smith) It was a good trip, I visited with friends and family that I have not seen in far too long. The boys were spoiled with baseball games and daily trips for ice cream. It was what summer is supposed to be, shoes and underwear optional.

I have been holding back writing on my blog lately, sometimes you are just tired of hearing yourself talk or what you want to say is not coming together in any cohesive manner. An unfortunate part of the trip to Boston included having my uncle's car broken into and my carry on bag stolen. It had my Mac computer, thousands of photographs (not backed up) and some camera equipment, plus a few little things like make-up, car keys and my journal. My uncle and aunt also lost their computer and a LCD projector. They handled it all with such grace, putting on a smile to prepare for the weekend of their son's wedding.

I am one of those karma crazed spirits that believe everything happens for a reason, there is no happenstance in the universe. After I am done processing it all, the lessons that I will walk away with will be far more valuable than any monetary amount of the items stolen. This is not to say that I did not cry and act like I lost a friend; there is a sense of violation you feel when your private written words, your work and the pictures of your children, moments you treasured, are stolen. But I am done giving this incident anymore attention. I am officially moving my grieving status to acceptance and moving on.

The good news...(other than we are all okay, the wedding was beautiful and my sister found her inner Bostonian accent we never knew she had), I still have my camera! Here are a few photos below of Boston and my neices. Thanks to my girlfriends and family who encouraged me to keep writing and posting photos. You all inspire me!!

Love & Light,



  1. I am so very happy ur back! Love you

  2. Glad you're back on! You captured some great shots. Miss you already.

  3. We are so happy you are back. Definitely enjoy your work and words.
    Love, Steve & Paula