Hopping the Whitecaps.

And this is what it feels like, this strange human activity known as vacation. Today marks the first day of a much-needed break from work, in fact the first one I’ve taken since my return from Scotland. I’m thoroughly excited, as it will be kicked off by the confluence of two remarkable events: Le Chateau’s first house concert and also the arrival of two of my dearest friends from over yonder, hermiston and his quean. We’ve got an enormous week planned, and it’s so nice to be a prepared host after so much love and attention was shown to me during my many journeys to Aberdeen. Only a few days are solidly planned thusfar, but we’ve got enough ideas in our heads to keep every moment occupied – and then some. From long jaunts through Steinbeck country to Napa wine flirtations to marathon evenings of historical-minded discourse and analysis, it’s going to be good for my soul in so many ways. Really, I’m more excited to see him than I can express.

So much I’d like to catch up on. Even though this is the start of a break of sorts, today is going to be filled with preparation for the show and for our guests. Much of me wants to sit down and give some proper loving to this old, neglected journal – to chart the ebbs and flows, communicate with dear people, and to photo-catalogue some of the wonders that this winter has brought. And as for future plans, well, it looks like this is the year that big things are going to happen occupationally, after much concern and frustration. Exciting announcements on all fronts, and it’s the sharing that makes them most special. I hope you’ll hang in there with me while I navigate the dips between the waves. As with any good forum of modern media, excitement here is only a few posts away, whether contrived or genuine.

And, of course, I hope all is well with you.

9 Responses to “Hopping the Whitecaps.”

  1. defenestr8r Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 11:23 am

    enjoy your break, love. may it be filled with cheese, tea, and whiskey.
    xoxo

  2. FunkyPlaid Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 5:46 pm

    How in the world did you know?
    Just picked up some Ubriaco Prosecco and Parmigiano Sardo – both of which are killing me, right now, from the refrigerator.
    🙂

  3. explosive Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 1:36 pm

    Hope you have a great vacation!

  4. FunkyPlaid Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Cheers, N.
    I can smell the good life just ahead!

  5. angledge Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    Can't wait to see you!

  6. FunkyPlaid Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    Just about 24 away – hope the wedding was wonderful!

  7. Anonymous Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    Enjoy!! All of it…vacation, friends' visit, purring kitty cat ["D's *home*! In the *daytime*! Serious lap time ahead!"], yummy foods & uisgebeatha. You deserve a break, for sure!
    Oh, and don't worry too much about the "dips between the waves" — it's the dips on top of the waves with badly-steered surfboards that'll get ya. 😉
    –Kirsty

  8. thistlelurid Says:
    April 9th, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    oregon hippies in the house oregon hippies in the house!
    ive sent them to steal the whisk(y)!!!! theyre really musical
    zombies…dont you believe differently!!!

  9. alison_ella Says:
    April 11th, 2006 at 6:56 am

    A house concert???
    glad to hear you are taking a well deserved break, hope youn keep some fun stuff planned for me!!

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