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Thank you, Brian, it has put a much needed smile on my face and Golden is everything I hoped it would be (and fitting with what I've been listening to a lot of lately such as Arrial and Guitar). It will make perfect music for the airplane tomorrow as I fly out early next morning (the book and Jim Cole & Spectral Voices will accompany me as well).





Today I'm packing my suitcase, or more accurately re-packing as I never unpacked it 3 weeks ago and it's a mess now. There was another death in my family (due to a car accident) and I was supposed to meet her 19-year-old son today as he starts his solo European trip in London, but I can't get ahold of him. These 3 weeks have gone by slowly, I can't wait to see my family. Even though less time than usual has passed between visits it feels like the longest time away I've had, perhaps partly due to how much I've been through and changed this year.


I've already written out the posts about my trip through Italy with my dad, but haven't felt in the right mindset to post them. I will when I return from America in two weeks, including a few other things I've been working on. I might even post them from America as there's usually a lot of down time waiting for my mom to get ready in the morning (she has Lupus) and I'll have the laptop. Just realized my journal isn't the happiest thing to read lately, sorry everyone, it will get better when I can put this trip behind me. :)


I took a photo of my dinner because it turned out looking so good (tasted even better), not bad for using up stuff in the fridge before leaving..



warm butter bean salad with watercress, lemony goat's cheese, british vittoria tomatoes,
fresh thyme, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and ground black pepper.



I'm coming, mom, hang in there...























grandmother's crabapple tree

Eastern Washington, November 2005

Current Music:
Marsen Jules - Golden
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On June 29th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC), workroom commented:
wow your mom's beautiful
and that light and scenery too! hope you have a good journey!
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On July 26th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
wow your mom's beautiful

I'm going to show her these comments because she doesn't believe it when we tell her. ;)
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On June 29th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC), pecunium commented:
Don't worry about the blog nt being happy. It's your journal, we're just the people you also let read it.

Have as much fun as you can squeeze into your trip.

TK
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On July 26th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you, I need to be reminded of that sometimes. :)
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On June 29th, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC), dawaioser commented:
Your mother is beautiful. I hope you find some relief and a sense of peace on your trip to the states. ':^)
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On July 26th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
As I said above I'm going to show her these comments, she is always so down on her appearance since the Lupus and she shouldn't be!
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On June 30th, 2007 11:32 am (UTC), nickdangerous commented:
My condolences on your loss. Her son will no doubt very much appreciate the fact that you will be there to support him.

This is absolutely, positively, THE year of change. The Chinese zodiac did not disappoint.

Beautiful photos, especially the one of your mother. She looks like a radiant soul & I see that a lot of her glow has been passed into the next generation. :) And, thanks to your top photo I am now a fan of Jim Cole. Despite being a passionate fan of ambient music I had never heard his work before. Rhapsody has "The Way Beyond" which I just listened to. Fantastic!

Well-wishes to you & your man from rainy Texas. Geez, even the weather is different this year!
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On June 30th, 2007 11:33 am (UTC), nickdangerous replied:
"that you will be there to support him"

(assuming the two of you successfully make contact, that is)
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On July 26th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Thank you and happy you enjoy the music too. :)
It's insanely rainy here too, but it's just a bit more than usual for London. ;)
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On July 1st, 2007 02:07 am (UTC), juliabee commented:
I've been away for weeks, so missed your entries about your grandmother. I'm sorry to hear about all that you & your family are going through. :(
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On July 26th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
thank you sweet Julia! <3
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On July 2nd, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC), asphalteden commented:
I reckon if there's a king of Elfland's daughter on LJ, it's you. Enjoy the stuff and have a safe trip.
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On July 2nd, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC), asphalteden replied:
I meant to say, also, that there is no better book odor than Ballantine paperbacks circa 1968-1972ish. It's like port to me.
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On July 26th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
I noticed the smell of the book the moment I opened the package. I spend a lot of time in used bookstores and I'm not sure about Ballantine specifically, but the smell is very evocative.. I'll drink a special bottle of port given to me a few years ago while I read the book. Not sure if I can handle it, might be a sensory overload. ;)
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On July 26th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Hopefully this has nothing to do with my friends and family calling me "pixie" recently due to my discovering I'm 2 inches shorter than I thought I was. ;)

Thank you again, the Jim Cole album has become a familiar bedtime lullaby (enjoyed your writeup in the cover too). I read your thoughts on the Marsen Jules album and after repeated listens I agree to an extent. It would be nice to feel pleasantly surprised by him and I don't find Golden as engaging as some of his previous albums, but I can't get too worked up over it, it still has its moments. :)
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On July 4th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC), m00t commented:
Hey, are you going to take a swing by Seattle while you're here?
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On July 8th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
See you in a few hours. ;)
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On July 9th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC), gael replied:
Oh, that's great! Glad you're having some time to see friends. Guess it's a little easier without me hogging you two! ;-P Belated hugs to all of you! :)
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On July 26th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Not hogging! ;) Although it felt really weird not seeing you this time, we gotta arrange a trip soon! *hugs* :)
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