Sunday, May 20, 2018


I am still here in Boston for four more weeks. My one way trip out to Tucson gets closer and closer. My house is filled with boxes in all manner of disarray. There is bubble wrap everywhere with more rolls on the way. I hate using that stuff but when you ship everything so far away, especially the artwork, you need the extra protection that the bubble wrap affords.

I am still making art as you can see. I am so addicted to my daily art practice that I can't pack away everything until the very last minute. So I have left my Koi pens and Tombows out along with a few Micron pens and a pad of paper.

The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, June 13th, UPS comes to pick up the boxes, Thursday, June 14th the movers come to take all the furniture down to my son's house on the south shore, Friday, June 15th is the walk through and closing, and Saturday, June 16th we fly away. We will be staying in a local hotel for the nights of the 14th and 15th.

As it turns out my grandson will not be graduating from high school with his class. I am broken hearted over it but it does not change my plans. My life has been on hold for far too long as it is. He will have to figure out his life on his own. He says he will stay here with a friend. So be it.

We have many plans for the new house but mainly just living in it is the big plan. There is a restaurant called Risky Business near my house in Tucson. It is nothing fancy but they have great food. It is more of a sports bar with huge screens everywhere. You wouldn't think that I would enjoy something like that, but for me, it is my happy place because it means I am there. So right now I am focusing on sitting outside on their patio with my glass of wine admiring the mountains and thimble rock at Sabino Canyon. It is helping me get through this move. Kind of like when you are having surgery and they tell you to focus on the day after the surgery.....moving is like surgery? Well not really but the post move thoughts help.

I will possibly write once more from here in Boston but if you don't hear from me, I will of course, write once I have arrived.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


I have 45 days until I leave to move to Tucson. We bought one way tickets flying first class! We had been saving up our airline miles from all the many trips out there and we have enough for first class. That will be a real treat since I think I have only flown first class once in my life and that was back in the days of free upgrades if they had an empty seat. I think it was for our honeymoon. It should be nice!

Mostly I have been still packing and throwing things away. I can't believe how much I still have left to do. The last week will be very stressful since we will be staying a couple of days in a local hotel here as we move all our furniture down to my son's and go to the closing. Yikes.

It does feel like I have been moving forever though. It will be such a relief to finally live in my home.

In the meantime, I continue to make art in the form of Mandalas and I continue to take my exercise classes. That helps a lot.

June 16th is fly away day!