Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Getting settled

Right now life is a bit chaotic, so I just thought I'd give a quick update on all the settling in going on now that I am back on the East Coast. First off, this is what my office looks like:

Nice, huh? There is much to be done. But as I said a couple weeks ago, it feels good to go through all my things once again and purge. I feel like I'm wiping the slate clean and preparing for a new phase of life.

In between the unpacking and sorting I recently made a quick trip down to Mystic to see Linda's incredible play and visit with Libby, Alissa and her family. It was a lovely day involving a picnic and stroll by the water in Stonington, CT. Tilda enjoyed the fresh sea air and playing with Libby's hair.

When the mess in my office or stress of making a home *again* gets to be too much, I sit with Tilda and remember how lucky I am to have her (or more accurately, belong to her). I can't even imagine life without her at this point.

Thats all for now! Will be back to books as soon as those boxes disappear...


Libby Koponen said...

I can see why you belong to her.

And that poem you posted on "Painting Bunnies" really explains motherhood well, especially to those of us who haven't been mothers!

Thanks for posting all this....I even love the picture of me because SHE is in it.

And yes,Linda's play is AMAZING. Go see it if you can!

Lastly, I for one love reading about motherhood and Tilda and see no rush to return to book talk!

Naomi Canale said...

Oh the picture of Tilda at the end is SO CUTE! And I'd definitely agree about purging, it's a big relief to be organized for sure.

Elaine Magliaro said...


Welcome back to Massachusetts!

Tilda is such a cutie! I can't wait until I have my own little grandchild to spoil.

Dan Santat said...

Awwww, and we never got to hang out while you were out here....

Anna Alter said...

Thanks guys!

Hope to see you on the East Coast sometime Dan!