That one time at Womp Camp

Well tomorrow morning we set out on our 3 day trek down to Burning Man.
To say I am excited is an understatement.
We have lots of Doctor Who audio dramas and music for the trip and just got the last of our foods and gear and our old bikes are ready. Once we decided to go we got set and ready and it's cost lots (eep. trying not to think about it) of $$...but just this once we are going to go and have a great time. I am feeling really good lately, and just for once in a very long time we are going to go and see something new, cross it off the old "bucket list" and go be among the mad artists for a week.

Later taters...



I grew up watching Mork & Mindy and watching Robin Williams in films and his comedy routines. I was really hit unusually hard by hearing the news that he took his own life, but not because of how much laughter he brought to my life. More because of how he died. You see, I'm married to someone who suffers from depression sometimes and have seen all to well how it can take over your life and effect how you think and feel about everything. Life looks different. You can't just "snap out of it" or think about something else or distract's not something I can even describe. Having not really experienced it myself (and being rather overly cheery myself most days) I really feel for people when they're in the depths of things. I wish Robin Williams had had someone there to talk him down and maybe be able to bring him's so sad to see such a talented life end. But I can see how it could happen.
So sad.

But on a much happier is our 14th wedding anniversary. After all these ups and downs I am so glad to be able to celebrate another year (and what a year it's been) with J. We've been through a lot in life...covered all of the vows really. We've done rich (well OK not poor), poor, sickness and health. We have a leisurely day to spend together...and I hope many more years to come. Who knows what's to come in the next year. I know we sure hadn't expected a year like the last one to come! I am excited about what this year will bring :) Hell, I am excited about another year!

Can I get a wohoo? :)

Well hooray

 One of Carrie's glamourous woodland photos
Well we're back from camping at the music festival. We had a fabulous time. The music was top notch. It rained, but then it all dried up and the weather was great. No mosquitoes either...nice. I ended up catching bronchitis when I got back so I've been taking it easy here at home...may have done a bit too much, but it was great to get away with friends and just be normal. My friend Carrie kept doing impromptu diva photo shoots with us all so there are some goofy pictures. :)
It was so great to do a normal summer thing.

The part STILL isn't here for our Delica...but I'm hoping it will be fixed soon. The thing about owning a cool weird japanese vehicle is it takes cool weird japanese parts...that had to come all the way from Japan. Sheesh. J needs it for a job in 2 weeks so I'm crossing my fingers and toes that it'll be here by then. It's our camping van and J's gear hauling van so we need it back. It's been 3 weeks now...

I'm starting to scheme about September as well. If I can get a vehicle pass, then J and I can join with a camp that our friend is in and we'll just drive ourselves down the 2 1/2 day drive to get there. True, not what we wanted (I love road trips with lots of peoples) but we can still hopefully be I'm putting my energy into that. After that it's a few days of rest and then back to work for me. Crazy to think, but I can't really put it off much second week of September  it's back to work. I'm happy and sad about it. In a lot of ways I don't feel ready yet, but I don't know if I ever will...and with J now working freelance it's like one big long weekend here at home right now. It's nice.

It's Fringe Festival this week so we plan to see a few plays here and there (I'll try not to cough through them). I'm putting off doing some housework planning things on the internet. No it's not wasting time it's PLANNING? Right? :)