Thursday, July 30, 2009

Who Are You Anonymous?

William took one look at my pictures from Comic-Con and he knew right away... "Oh. Marion Ravenwood and Wilhelmina Scott." I was proud enough to recognize that the women were portraying female leads from two Indiana Jones features, to know that it was Karen Allen and Kate Capshaw who originated the roles, and that Karen Allen was in... Never mind. I will refrain from demonstrating my mastery of fascinating information.

So, Anonymous step-up! Maria was brave enough to cross the room and greet the two Conventioneers. She's not too proud to show her Geek genes. Besides there is a prize waiting to be claimed, so don't be shy! You know who these women are and you identified the movies they appeared in, so let me know where to send your reward!

Settlement. Settlement!
I like how that sounds. I like that very much.

Settlement: 2 a: an act of bestowing or giving possession under legal sanction.
It sounds so civilized and reasonable. Devoid of emotional writhing, nail biting, haggling, speculating, inspecting, suspecting, debating, regretting, doubting, hoping, waiting, squirming, signing or sweating.

We are in settlement. We are in settlement. Oh, have you heard the news? Yes, the Blue House, the one with the pine trees on the street. We're in settlement. Uh-huh.

Thank you. I am enjoying the comments and encouragement. The bold typed elation. It's still a whisper around here, but so far everything is coming together. One day at a time.

Want to see something?

Ta-da! Towel racks!
Little by little I am letting myself get excited, letting myself believe that this is happening.
Towel racks in the master bathroom, and there are more than two!
Hey, nice toilet, actually.
See, I am taking this slow. I am very happy about the prospect of having more than one towel rack and I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that the walls are not cave dark and covered in gold and green faux, marble wallpaper. Elated!


Frogdancer said...

I'm so happy for you. I know how much I hungered for a home of my own.
The home we have had for 12 years means so much to me, but mainly it's the security for myself and the boys. My roots are dug VERY deeply here...

Susan said...

I'm so very happy for you and your lovely family! I'll be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for everything to go smoothly.

I've been enjoying your blog through your European tour and even left a couple of comments along the way. You have wonderful writing skills and your photography is excellent. I really enjoy reading your blog and I can't wait to watch and read the next chapter in your life.


Mama Spark said...

Guess who just called me? LTW!! Apparently she is the person you are looking for!! She told me that she emailed you so you already know that. Small world huh? I have several friends that read you. Good luck on the house. I'll keep you in my prayers!! XOXO

Jennifer said...

And a bathroom notable for the absence of shag carpet!! We move ever forward....

mtnchild said...

Ooohh, just like Susan, Fingers and toes crossed!! Ssshh, not too loud until the bottom line is signed and the keys in your happy little hands.


Tonia said...

Thinking good thoughts for you and your family and crossing fingers and toes!