So much has happened in these past few weeks, even the past few months, that I haven't mentioned on livejournal. How do I begin to archive it? To share it? I haven't been inspired to do so recently, but I am willing to give those who care sporadic updates and peeks into my life. I have 100mb now to upload photos to so I will be posting a lot from the past few months that I haven't had the space to share before.
This last Saturday we went to Ed Cain's memorial. I may post more about this later, but I'm not up to it yet.
After the memorial my dear friend Becca visited. I hadn't seen her for several years, she has been in Thailand and India (where she was learning traditional Indian dance). I wrote a few posts about her before most of you even began reading my journal, they're here: Sister and Becca in India
That evening we (me, Gael, Dad, Becca, Cindy, Rebecca, and Lisa (she visited with Becca, we hadn't seen Lisa for years either) all ate dinner at Alix's house. Cindy made a superb thai soup and we drank sake while catching up on old times. It felt like I was with family again, we all go back over 10 years together. Becca and I giggled about the games we used to play on Sinclair Island when we were children, talked about past lovers and current ones (or fiancé in my case, Becca is going to be my maid of honor). She will probably be moving to Hawaii for a year or so with her boyfriend where she will be studying dance. I wish her and Lisa (and Lisa's family) would move to Port Townsend, I miss having them around. But I will have to be content in the knowledge that they're still out there in the world being happy and living their lives to the full.
After dinner at Alix's we went to Siren's for drinks and dancing, except I couldn't dance because of some health problems. I've had a tender lump in my abdomen that's been getting progressively worse over the past 2-3 years. I haven't been able to afford to go to the doctor and get it checked out, but I think I'm going to have to soon as it's starting to impair my ability to enjoying being active and work.
Sunday morning we all met for breakfast at the Otter Crossing Café, wandered around town, and looked at a friend's art show in Fort Worden. That evening we rented Arabian Nights and watched it at Cindy's house with a warm fire and wine.
Cindy's bathroom kicks ass! The previous tenant covered all the walls with a beautiful collage. The landlord almost painted over it until he gave into Cindy's pleadings to leave it. I could spend hours taking photos in her bathroom, I think I'll have to.
Those pants were sexy, but she has a dancer's body and can probably wear them a bit better than I could. ;)
Actually it would probably be cheaper to get an air ticket, fly to England, get it sorted, and fly back than it would be to see a doctor here in America and have surgery or whatever I need. One reason why I'm looking forward to marrying a British man.
well, damn, now that I've read your post and drooled over your gorgeous picutres as usual, I just want to say.............
PLEASE go and get that checked out at a doctor. My aunt was just diagnosed with breast cancer, and I hope she didn't blow off going to the doctor for too long with regards to it, but we are all very worried. You should DEFINITELY go and get it checked out. Wouldn't your fiance and family want you to? The alternative is ugly.
Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. :( I wish her well and many healing thoughts. I've lost two friends to cancer (leukemia and myeloma) so I know how worrying and difficult it can be.
My suspicions are that I have a hernia, but now that it has become more painful it's nudged me into action. We're looking into getting some money together right now.
I know when I (finally) have a place of my own I'm going to start collecting old magazines and take a crack at it. I probably spent too long in her bathroom, I even lifted towels to look at the collage bits underneath. Such a cool idea.
Grr yah we can't do much to the house we're in right now either. The last place we rented we painted the walls black and the landlord kind of freaked. It looked good though, least we thought so. :)
As long as no one's sick of "my world" yet, I'll keep sharing. The ones who care are the ones who matter, as long as you guys are around I will be also.
I'm taking care of myself. Or trying. Unfortunately in this country I can't afford to take care of myself as much as I'd like right now.
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but i want you to feel good and healthy...there are always state/federal funds if you cannot find a doctor to treat you on a sliding scale.
also thank you for the good pictures, the really good bathroom collage idea, and for insight into your life (becca sounds like a good spirit, as do all). :*)
That's so sweet of you... thank you. If I have to get medicaid temporarily I will.
I had been hoping I wouldn't have to, but sometimes these things can't be avoided.
Becca is a good spirit, you're right. I feel blessed to have her in my life. :)
Fantastic photos :)
I recall reading all about Becca's India stay, so it was nice to see her in the photographs. And that bathroom looks simply amazing.
And Gael looks as young and happy as ever :) And I think you should ask people to take a few more of yourself at these gatherings, you are almost the missing piece in a way to the painting.
Thank you for sharing the photos.
I like putting faces to names too. I have photographs of several of my other friends around here but I just don't have the time/energy to put them all up. I have hundreds of photos from Max and his parent's visit that still need to be edited/resized/uploaded/and html-ed. It's practically a full time job.
Gael hasn't aged in like years.. or ever. In fact except for her hair growing out she hasn't changed physically since I met her. The only "proof" I have that she ever looked different were her childhood photos, but I still suspect she may be an android. ;)
I never think to have people take photographs of me. Gael has several that she's taken with her digicam. We keep meaning to do a digital photo-swap, but we never get around to it.
Great atmosphere! I can just hear the talking, laughing, music and merriment going on in the party... You got a bunch of lovely friends there..
Just a thought - do you know any friend of a friend who might be medically qualified, and could examine you informally?
"You got a bunch of lovely friends there.."
I think so too. :)
I wish I knew someone qualified to check it out. It looks like I'll be borrowing enough money to at least be examined. Any possible surgery or treatment will probably have to wait awhile, depending on what it is.