I leave for Los Angeles on Tuesday. Apparently, 4 years is just the right amount of emotional distance, because I'm actually excited about this trip! I am looking forward to doing what I *want* to do and seeing who I *want* to see. I get to see Teresa! I get to eat at my favorite restaurants! (Ethiopian food, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, In N Out burger, Bay Cities Deli!!!) I get to see the people in LA that I actually enjoy.
But, I've been remiss in blogging, as I was reminded today. I realized that I never posted pics from my trip to Atlanta (of which I don't have many).
View from my hotel room:
Flowers in March (when it was still frosty in MA):
At the suggestion of an alum from the HC Class of '56, a resident of Atlanta and a good buddy of mine, GretaJane and I hit up the Cyclorama (which was surprisingly cool!):
It was a fun trip!!
Next photos are from today. I headed to Providence bright and early this morning to paint Matt and Rachel's new house!! It was a full day, but I had fun painting with Matt, Rachel's mom, Nic, Tracie and their friend Ralph. Rachel ordered our lunch and brought us drinks, and did some packing at the current house since paint fumes are bad for the babies!!
(See before and after videos here:
Here are a few pics:
A rare photo of moi:
The finished study (it's more terracotta than orange in real life):
Ralph painting the master bedroom a lovely cloudy sky blue:
Nic and Tracie paint the guest room "winsome lilac":
Babies' room, yet to be painted...these are the options. Also, Rachel and Stephanie hanging out in the babies' room.
Alright, all. I took tomorrow off--I have a foot doctor appt. to see if he can help my knees, I need to organize and pack, and head out to Northampton for the evening. The airport shuttle picks me up at 5:45 (bleeeeeh) Tuesday morning. I come home at 1 AM (blllllllleeeeeeeehhhhhh) on the morning of the 26th. I'll bring photos!