Edited below for more marketing.
Back before the speech thing and the house thing, I spent several evenings quite nauseous and my stomach felt grumbly. I knew there was absolutely no way I was pregnant, and it didn't feel like pregnant nausea anyways. It felt like stress nausea, just like it felt when I was on strike in 2002 right after I quit smoking and just before my panic and anxiety hit an all-time high.
I couldn't help but wonder today, as I made phone call after phone call to mortgage brokers and stagers and our realtor, bank and local mental health agency, etc. etc., and crunched number after number (in between urgent trips to the bathroom with a sick Swee'pea in tow), if we aren't gluttons for punishment. Because our lives were plenty stressful enough just living a two-year-old, both of us starting new jobs, and dealing with the drama that seems to arise every single frickin' day from our mentally ill family member (who, I may add, is STILL in transitory housing as she has been since she showed up on our porch), drama that reached a denouement this weekend, the same weekend when we voluntarily chose to bring a heck of a lot more stress into our lives over the next few months.
I called Sugar D at his work to discuss this very question and we both agreed that it's scary and we've had moments of wondering if it's all a big mistake, but we have also both decided reasonably quickly and painlessly that oh well, we gotta try.
I have a very bad habit on this blog of writing all the boring details of my life and none of the interesting ones. My favourite bloggers put such craft and thought into every single post that sometimes I feel very inadequate.
Oh -- and I suppose this time is as good as any to share with you that Imagekind is now selling greeting cards. It's a brand new service and there are still kinks to be worked out, but now you don't have to spend a lot of money framing a print if you like my work, you can just buy a card or a box of cards. At the moment if you buy a box of cards, you can only buy them with one image, but I have requested that they let people choose a variety of images so hopefully they'll make that available soon. As with their prints, Imagekind's printing and paper quality for the cards is stellar. I promise not to turn this into a nasty marketing blog, but every once in a while I gotta share. I've also been adding more pictures here and there.
Edited to add: I just got an email from Imagekind with their latest promotion: 25% off framing until Feb. 26. Just enter the promo code OSCARS2008. Maybe I should buy some framed pieces for the possibility of a someday-maybe show?
Poll: Do you want to know about these promotions from Imagekind? Or should I just shut the hell up?
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