Hello lovely people whom I'm sure haven't like, forgotten I exist or anything. My week of exile seems to be ending as the mysterious (and terrifying) pinched nerve/muscle spasm cocktail I've endured has finally subsided. Hopefully forever. If the ol' nerve starts "acting up" again, then some seriously scary surgery may be in my future. But for now I feel like Joan Didion emerging from a migraine (if that made no sense to you, then google Didion's essay "In Bed", because she describes coming out of an illness perfectly, and I really shouldn't try to match this perfection). Basically, Cat Stevens sounds beautiful again, and my bonkers jewelry sparkles again. Oh! And my cat, Sherman, has been dive bombing from a really high window onto the couch (that I've barely left) over and over for the last week. I had no idea how funny this was until today. I wish I could fully explain the glorious realization that my sense of humor has returned.
Anywho, I'm being dramatic as fuck, so let's move on before I start waxing poetic about my "pleasant convalescent euphoria" (quotation courtesy of Joan, via the last part of "In Bed"). So while I've been word vomiting, you've definitely been wondering about the above photo, I assume. That would be my rather early anniversary gift to Joey (we got married three years ago on the 31st)!
I commissioned The Amazing Shevah Vahdatpour to choose one of Joey's blog photos as a starting point to create one of her gorgeous pieces. But I totally ruined the surprise like, two weeks ago when she emailed me a photo of what she'd come up with so far. I got really overexcited and immediately showed Joey the photo. SO. I may have blown the surprise, but he loves it and I love it and we most def think you should all visit her blog and her Etsy because her prices are currently beyond reasonable, but when she's famous I can't promise they'll stay that way. I'm pretty sure you all know her blog, but if not (where have you been?) then I linked it above. I realize that I'm gushing here, but any girl who kicks ass in so many ways deserves some effusiveness.
Posted by Margaret at 10:10 PM