Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Moving Back to California

Yup, that is what we're doing.  We are moving back.  After four years, we are leaving the snow, the rednecks, the prejudice, and all the things that have made our lives a living hell during our stay here.  I have resigned from my teaching position; last day is Dec. 23rd. We start driving across country on Dec. 25th.  Yes, we are driving...hence, the JOURNEY theme for this journal.  My husband is staying behind to sell the house (he's still gainfully employed and we DO NEED THE MONEY TO DO THIS!) and will join us soon.

I wanted to journal the journey.  I've NEVER had a journal just for writing, so this is a new thing for me.  Here is what I have so far...

It's a bound 'visual journal' that I bought from Dick Blick's; I think 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Some pages are Caran D'ache Crayons and some are acrylics.  Some are stamped.  All the pages are bordered with hand painted deli papers/book pages.  I hope I enjoy writing in it as much I'm enjoying making it!


peggy gatto said...

I am BESIDES MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can I do ANYTHING to help, I have nothing but time!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I am crying, I missed you so!
This is my
Christmas present.......Happy Hannukah!

Marit said...

The prepared pages look beautiful already and I hope they get filled with happy thoughts and events on the way! Good luck!

Joanne Huffman said...

Good luck with your journey. I know you've wanted this for a long time. You have a beautiful journal to record this journey in. I hope the new year brings you many joys in California.

roc said...

have a safe journey and enjoy your journaling. it will prove to be very cathartic. remember as some doors close others open to places filled with magic we couldn't even begin to imagine. you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thanks for the inspiration - My hubby and I are about to start downsizing big time to move to a flat(sorry -apartment) Although only a few miles away I think journalling the process will help! Good Luck with your BIG move!

Renee Stien said...

Oh Sandee, how exciting for you. It sounds like this is something you are looking forward to so I hope you make a smooth transition, the house sell quickly, and you're able to find everything after the move! YAY for you :)

Lena said...

Just adore your journal!!
The colors... the borders... the black lettering; gorgeous and very inspiring!!
Good luck with the move!!!

Lee said...

WOW!! Good luck, and happy journaling. I WISH WISH WISH we could sell this farm and move back to PA!!


Go where your heart leads you. When you pass through Ohio on the way, come and pick me up. LOL We don't have any more ties to this area either any more. Just not sure where we want to go to though!

Astrid Maclean said...

Sandee, I just got my copy of Somerset Art journaling and saw your amazing pages, CONGRATULATIONS!!

The pages for your travel journal above look stunning as well. Wishing you all the best for your move too. I'll be thinking of you on the 25th!

I don't know whether you celebrate Christmas, but if you do, have a happy one despite being on the road.

Barbara said...

eye on the prize..journey safe....sending love

Jennifer R.D. said...

Have a safe journey Sandee.
Please e-mail or call me when you get settled. I am off til Jan. 9th!
Welcome back to the sunshine state!
Big hugs,

bockel24 said...

what an adventure - not only the journey but also the new start! wishing you energy, luck and health for your new life, Sandee!