(I know it sounds like we were crazy to live here, but this really was the best choice. We could afford it, for one, and it's generally recognized as a great place to live. Seattle Magazine recently wrote, “Shoreline turns up again – just as it has in the last few years – as a top-value neighborhood. A lauded school system, lots of parks and decent commute times to the city add up to a good family community...” This was in an article that rated our neighborhood number one overall as the best place to live in Western WA.)
I was also not working for the first time (for any signifigant length of time) since my first job started a month after I turned 15yo. I was 41. My last day of work at my very public (I physically interacted with 200-300 people a day and talked to just as many on the phone each day) was also 2 weeks before Rexy was born. Yes, I quit my job, bought a house, moved, and had a baby all within about 6 weeks - talk about life changes! Anyway, suffice it to say, I was going crazy being essentially by myself every day. On top of that, I knew something was up with Rexy but I didn't yet know that it was Autism. I was worried about her lack of speech. I was depressed, I was lonely, I gained about 900 pounds.
Then I discovered blogs. Beautiful, lyrical, sweet, friendly blogs! What a world! What a life! What amazing people! And they liked what I liked! It was a revelation. It all started when I started researching ATCs on eBay...
Friendship in Our Hearts
The larger, cut-out words read, "Sing to me of friendship, laughter, and love." and the hand written words on the edges both read, "I remember my first friend and my last friend equally well. No matter what now keeps us apart - or unites us - we will always have that friendship in our hearts." It is an 11" x 14" acrylic and paper on canvas. The colors are magenta, pink, brown, and aqua. I painted it specifically for this giveaway.
Note: Each picture here is of artwork that is copyrighted solely to each artist.