Thursday, September 17, 2009

Home and Away.

When it rains it pours, no? We finally decided to leave our "dream apartment", where if "The Money Pit" is art, then life is imitating it. Thankfully, my talent with letter-writing is such that we're not only getting our deposit back but we get October's rent free. We just found a little Arts & Crafts style house all to itself... and while living in a house is an unfamiliar step up, it seems apropos to start married life (6 weeks and counting til zero hour!) in one.

Blouse: Thrifted. Scarf: Thrifted. Jeans: NY&Co. Shoes: Simple.

The last few days I've spent in my hometown visiting with my Mom in the hospital. The breast cancer has become lung cancer, stage IV-style. In a phrase, no bueno. I'm distracting myself with my job-hunt, mulling paint colors and launching myself back into my little project which no longer has to do with cigarettes. I can't stand to think about them right now. Even though the whole "cigarette" thing was mostly to do with the cigarette boxes the art is to be packaged in (see, the concept is unified!), I really can't take it right now.



I'm going for something lighter, no pun intended.

Yours,

Elissa.

6 comments:

Jaydubs said...

Aw, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I'll keep her--and you--in my thoughts.

And man, I'm sorry that the housing situation has been so crazy, but I hope this new place is everything you could hope for. Where are ya livin'?

Charlie said...

I know how that feels... its like a heavy hole in your heart that sinking at an accelerated speed, it sucks. I feel bad for you and i hope for the best, I think the thing to do is live everyday in the moment with them.

Alana said...

I've been lurking on your blog for a while, but I wanted to say that you're in my thoughts.

Also, congrats on the new house - getting your deposit and rent back is pretty awesome.

Sal said...

Oh doll, how did I miss this news? Please let me know if there's anything I can do. I know that sounds feeble, but I'm totally serious. Much love for you, bday twin, and big hugs for your mom.

The Waves said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Keeping busy is probably not a bad idea, as long as it doesn't become total escapism. (Actually, who am I kidding here, escapism has always been my way when it comes to dealing with troubles.) Wishing your mom, you and the rest of your family all the best, and strenght for those moments when it is sorely needed.

I'm still settling in myself about a month after having moved. Slowly but surely our little house is starting to feel like home. Congrats, and good luck with your new home!

Elissa said...

Thanks all for your wonderfully kind comments... you all are a very caring bunch and I'm lucky to have you as readers.