I arrived home this week, after three and a half months
of working from Greg's apartment in Corning, NY.
Three and a half months is a long time to
spend away from home! Come to think of it,
I have actually only spent two months out
of the entire year in our home in Charlotte.
Now that Greg is working in NY, I opt to spend
as much time as is possible with him; but as I
was driving into Charlotte Monday night, it was
a good feeling to see our building up ahead!
It was also good to get out of the car after a
very claustrophobic drive home from New York
via a weekend arts festival stop in York, PA.
Once the car was packed last week with all my
show necessities, photography and jewelry supplies,
tools, and equipment, jewelry inventory, clothes, etc.,
there was only room left for me and my booster seat.
It took five trips with a large cart to haul all that needed to
come up from the parking garage to our 16th floor condo.
Not a very fun job.
My first one, hanging beside it, was a Best of Show from the
Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee in Pendleton, SC... both were very happy surprises!!
I used my prize money from Yorkfest to buy a great pair of boots that are made from
South American molas. I felt guilty, because I had already bought a taller pair the day before.
When I shared my guilt feelings with Greg, though, he said,
"Face it, Babe... in twenty years we're gonna be dead. You can't wear them then."
When he read this, he said, "I said twenty? In thirty, we MAY be dead."
I will just wear them happily, in the meantime, because they make me smile.
Last summer I was introduced to the Pete the Cat books by my friend Sally, who reads
them to her granddaughter. Whenever I look at them I hear Pete singing in my head,
"I love my new boots, I love my new boots..."