MORE WOOD CARVING & LEAFING
Well, we made it home. The 5-hour drive from Joel's old home to our new one was pretty good, considering this is the worst cold I've had since the Carter Administration. & I'm using that reference as a courtesy to my American readers. I used to have no Americans in my life - even up until 10 years ago, there weren't really any, except ones who were Canadian citizens living in Canada (read: draft dogers). But in the past 7 years, whoa. Now my life is *full* of Americans - I'm even married to one! Am I going on too long about this? Sorry, I just still find it quite disorienting spending so much time in the USA...I just never thought my life would be quite like this & I'm still getting used to it.
Besides, if I'd said, "The worst cold I've had since the Trudeau government", that would just be confusing to my fellow Canucks, as he was in power from before I was born until I was in grade 11! (Apologies to Joe Clark. Joe Who? ;+>)
Anyway, we stopped in Tacoma (see lyrics for "South Tacoma Way" by Neko Case) & then in to see Fern & Scott in Seattle while Joel tried to find his certificate of birth (for immigration to Canada). It was really good to see them. & Elisha. & Isis the rottweiler & her "mommy".
It was much longer than the drive down, because we had a 4-hour stop in Olympia to watch the Academy Awards with Joel's dad at the Capitol Theatre. It was such a hoot! They have all these framed original 1950's magazine ads in the ladies' room - you know the tyope of old cinema, the kind with the restroom lounge. We don't lounge near toilets anymore, it seems.
I suspect that I might be writing a bit crazy still, because of this awful cold...
Anyway, once we got home I could actually take the homeopathic cold remedy (salt) which I'd been longing for! YAY! I won't be killing acres of trees to wipe my nose anymore!
So I've been sleeping much better now & feeling better, too. B"H.
I'm able to better focus on the Megilah now, & much to my delight, I received the March Opus newsletter & their gouache is on sale! & I got 2 coupons for "anything" at Loomis , so I'll be in to pick up the rest of the supplies I need for the painting & gold leafing & other finishing touches.
In the meantime, I'm going to further research the holy name "Shadai"...