the older i get the more i enjoy social gatherings and seeing my peeps. we all grow up and get busy and self sufficient. i miss the days of being surrounded by my friends on a daily basis. so it’s such a treat when i see the people i love, including my family. my mom is planning a visit in january and i couldn’t be happier about it. it’s been a year, and frankly, that’s too long to go without seeing her. though we talk throughout the week, i miss her. i want to see her red hair and her latest pair of black shoes (like the rest of us, she’s got a shoe thing). i want to hear about her latest furniture rearrangements and paint colors (she has the best sense of decor than anyone i’ve ever met). and i want us to have our morning tea and chats while we look through our favorite magazines. oh yes, and i want us to make crafty things and exclaim “how cute is that?!” as we always do. i’ve always been close to her, but the older she gets, and the older i get, i want more time to be us. so, yes, january it is. then, she’s going to artfest with me later in the year where she’ll be completely overwhelmed with goodness.
speaking of goodness and surrounding ourselves with those we love, john and i very spontaneously planned a 10 day trip to portland later this month where we’ll indulge at our favorite b&b while taking in the rainy winter with one another. just the two of us. a vacation. omg. we’ll see our friends, go to the coast, go snowboarding, hikes in the rain. all of it. it feels like we’ve needed some time together, a trip home to our favorite city so we can be still with one another. and have some f.u.n.
and more goodness…i went to a fantastic dinner party to celebrate mati’s 32nd birthday over the weekend. mati rose is a treasure to this world with a heart and spirit full of light. she is starting a movement that you must go over and see.