Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My fingertips are tingling.


After months of halfhearted occasional posts, I think I feel like blogging again. I hope so. It's like exercise for me in that I rarely am in he mood but I feel super excellent after. I just need to get back in the habit. Besides, I have loads to catch up on!

Justin and I moved into our new home. It is the best feeling ever. When the boxes are fully unpacked and the art is hung, I'll be eager to share. It's kind of a disaster right now though. The best part is having an entire room to make things and store products. I haven't had a real studio in a few years and I don't know how I managed.

Another thing I don't know how I managed without is a car. Neither Justin or I had access to a car for the past two years! We did lots of walking and train riding and, in general, enjoyed the experience. But we decided that the limitations of carlessness were getting too aggravating so we bought an old white Volvo and I think it's the best! We are reveling in our ability to go ANYWHERE at ANY TIME! I have some driver anxiety that I need to get over but I'm thinking that this manageable and exceedingly safe car will be the one that helps me learn to drive again.

I'm actually tackling a rather long and significantly out of my comfort zone trip this weekend. I'm driving across Massachusetts from Salem to Northampton for the Twist craft fair I'm participating in. I'm usually a bit nervous going to a big show but I'm extra extra nervous with a long drive to boot! Today, I'm getting in some driving practice and putting the finishing touches on my display. Wish me luck!

9 comments:

pen and paper said...

Congratulations again on the house! I can't wait to see your post-packing shots.

lazysundae said...

i hate driving too! just stay in the slow lane and take it easy. have fun!

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

Oh, I miss my 1984 240 sedan sooooo much right now.

Photos of the house soon please

Orchid Grey said...

Elise it was so good to see you yesterday! and I hope to see more of you soon. welcome to Volvo Club. it's a good club to be in.

o'reilly ink said...

Volvo's are sweet!! If I wasn't a truck drivin' gal I'd put it on my list. :)

Patrizia said...

I hope it went well!!! Tell us about it!

I am learning to drive right now and it is the scariest thing.

Sarah - craftyFOLK said...

You have my last car! I had a 1987 white 240, it was my favorite of my past cars (I try to keep my current favorite). It was a lovely beast o' safety, with seat warmers. I felt very European in that vehicle, I hope it provides the same for you:)

Mine lasted till about 300,000 miles, may yours have a long healthy life.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Thanks everyone! I can't believe I'm saying this but I actually enjoyed the drive!

House photos are coming soon too. I'm a little shy to post since it isn't "us" yet but it is coming along.

Polygnome said...

What a cute car! I love it. I am super driving-anxious too. Hopefully it'll get better for you (:

Congrats on the new home and the new car (: