Monday, July 30

i'm on the road again...

a little late i know...but i am back at my little blue desk, albeit for a very short time, one day to be exact...and as usual surrounded by piles of chaos wondering if those kind of things will ever change...
we had a grand old time in England, despite the lack of blue skies it was good to be on home ground again...my heart has gone out to all those living the nightmare of the floods, you are definitely in my thoughts.
even lacking summer skies i achieved a number of things...

i managed to spend quality time with my children, family and friends...


i read three quarters of a very intelligent book...no small feat, i haven't picked up a book in months...


i made a serious dent in my wallet because of all the lovely clothes that kept saying "buy me, Tif " and the shoes that called to me "try me, Tif " as i passed by shop windows...


and i found plenty of inspiration...


i will in time show you some of my "have you lost your mind, you do not have that kind of money to spend" purchases...but alas it will have to wait for a while.
you see dear readers ( i have missed you ), after living a life of a gypsy for July, i am on the road again with the children and this time my man is in tow...a little bit crazy but while travelling the roads in England, my man, all lonely holding the fort back home decided it would be rather grand to go on a road trip together when we got back...

usually i might have protested just a little bit as it is rather too close for my sanity's comfort, but how could i when my man is reaching a milestone this week...a milestone that is a little bit scary, and so while we are whitewater rafting in Oregon and doing all sorts of other outdoorsy things (sadly not suited to my lovely new clothes and shoes, sniff) he will celebrate or commiserate turning 40...which ever way you like to look at it.

at the same time, we hit the milestone of being wed for seventeen years, which quite frankly is nothing short of a small miracle these days...so i feel a little "voyage de route" across the state line is perfectly acceptable in the celebratory circumstances...

with big plans to finish the other quarter of her book and possibly, quite recklessly start a new one while on the road ~
Tif
a little footnote here for the lovely Kristen Michelle , thanks for tagging me...i admit to having been tagged before and it took me over two weeks to actually finish listing my things, however i will think of a few things in between reading about "the man beneath the jumpsuit" and list when i get back.
also Kristen i have to let you know, i am totally envious of your lovely spectacles and wish they were mine...

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back safely Tif! Would you believe it it is lovely weather here this week and we actually have sunshine and blue skies which makes a change from the awful weather we have been suffering in the UK. Apparently the nice weather is due to last the rest of the week....
So glad my favourite blogger is back! Looking forward to sitting down with a cup of tea and reading what you're up to everyday...enjoy your road trip! Don't go away for too long...
Rosaleen

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi tiff, glad to see you got back safely, and the weather over here didn't spoil your fun. Love the blog and your slips, was inspired to start me own blog! don't know what i'm doin, but it's great fun.TTFN, Annie x

LucyKate Crafts said...

glad you all got home safe & sound. your road trip sounds a fab idea, happy anniversary!. not many people make it through long marriages these days do they, we've been married 10 years this october, but have actually been together for 20 years this christmas eve! and a happy birthday to 'mr dottie angel', ps where's the pesky gnome? : )

dottie angel said...

oooh thank you for the lovely "welcome backs" and the congrats aswell...

Anne, keep up with the blogging, you are doing a grand job :)

Rosaleen, you find me blushing...and can you believe that the sun comes out when i leave!!! how did the wedding go with the slip and heels?!!

Lucykate, we must pat ourselves on the back for being survivors!!!
Pesky gnome is on honeymoon, i am hoping for a postcard to arrive in a day or two...(barking mad i know)

ta ra, Tif

Wren said...

welcome back to the northwest! i'm so glad you're back and i'll be able to read about your adventures- it's been a bit boring around here!

where are you rafting/road tripping in oregon? i live in eugene. the weather seems like it will be nice :)

wren

Gigibird said...

I too am gald you are all back safe and sound.
I have missed you:)

dottie angel said...

thank you, thank you ladies :)

i will be heading to Sun River (never been there before) and then to the coast, it was supposed to be a much longer trip to see all the "big trees" etc but sadly i just couldn't think about being away any longer without putting myself into a jibbering state of
distress...

sigh,...actually i also must confess that i have one day to pack and sort animals etc but instead of doing that i have decided to make a slip cover for the sofa, out of some old curtains...um, i sense madness coming on :)but i will be showing the results next week...

janet clare said...

Glad you're back! But disappointed to hear you're off again! My morning blogging has been rather 'sensible' since you left and I haven't laughed nearly as much...no doubt your white water rafting anecdotes will raise a smile or 2!

Hear Me Roar! said...

I'm so so glad your back in the states! I can't wait to hear all about your travels and to see all your pictures. Oh happy day!

Christine said...

Hello there,, I've missed you!! - Sounds like you had a good time - can't wait to see your shopping! Congrats on your anniversay and hubbies birthday - enjoy the white water rafting and don't let your slip get too wet!

Amber said...

Glad to hear you had a fun trip - I loved the gnome posts - they were hilarious...how are he and his little sweetie doing? Could he possibly be joining you all on the rafting trip? Keep up the great work and wish your hubby a happy 40th!

I am Jen said...

Happy return...did the gnome make it too or stay with his lovely family? Have fun on your trip!

yours truly said...

You have a lovely, funny blog, Tif. I really enjoyed my visit! And tell your man, 40 ain't nearly as bad as he thinks. ;) In fact, now he's distinguished!

Francesca said...

looking forward to many a rafting story tif (and pictures!). have a great time.

Suzie Sews said...

Good to have you home, loved the post cards, guess what the sun came out today!!!
Suzie Sews

jungle dream pagoda said...

So glad your back! That George Nelson Marshmallo couch has ALWAYS been on my "one of these days ..." lists! We spend way too much too,but you see we really NEEDED 3 Eames chairs! Happy Anniversary!

pretty essential said...

Enjoy your next trip - it all sounds very adventurous! I can't wait to see some of your purchases from England and have to say a very big thank you for the 'pesky gnome' postcards - great fun. Take Care.

Joy for the Journey said...

Looking forward to having you back!!
Sarah

belleandboo said...

glad your safely back Tif, the sun came out at last although its only meant to last this weekend & everyone are trying to fit a whole summer into a few days!

Hear Me Roar! said...

Okay I'm REALLY getting tired of you being gone!

Tracy said...

bum....
i just get back and find you back and going again.....
life without you ain't as funny x
enjoy your road trip
sending birthday and anniversary hugs.
tracy x

cricket said...

Missed you and your daily dose of charm! Enjoy your road trip and watch out for bears!

beth said...

tif,
oh when, oh when shall you return??? i had the good fortune to find your lovely etsey shop from a post on emily martin's (theblackapple) fashion blog, and fell in love with your custom slips. the sad part: i found you while you've been away on your travels.

am anxiously awaiting your shop's re-opening...
beth in indiana

gilfling said...

So glad you had a great time here in the UK Tif - after 6 weeks of constant rain it is great to finally have some sunshine!!! Have a great time on your trip and happy happy anniversary to you and your hubbie!!!

Anonymous said...

i miss you too!
i wore your slips and bag all over new york city...many compliments...the best from the owner of purl :)
xo
laura

Just Kidd'n Playwear for Kids! said...

Hi Tif!

I wondered why you disappeared from Etsy and now I know! Enjoy your travels and your anniversary. If you're back in time, stop by Art at Marymoor next weekend and say "hi".

Carol

Francesca said...

seriously tif.