Thursday, September 25, 2014

and we're back

it's fall.

i sort of dropped the blog ball, no?
since i was last here 
school has started for m
and for ruby

to be honest i am in a bit of a funk this week. i am finally back in my studio and so much is on my mind: the loss of a friend earlier this month, which is still very heavy on my heart, what i am up to professionally as an artist and illustrator and where to focus my energy, the roller coaster of emotions that is parenting (i am not kidding you, monrovia is pushing my buttons in so many ways. 6 1/2 is killing me!!!), some rough relational stuff that i can't shake, my (seemingly) lifelong battle with staying healthy and strong despite pretty strong genetic predispositions to being overweight (um, and not helpful that THREE females in the last month have asked if i am pregnant. really people? do i really look pregnant?!) and last but not least the looming fact that i am turning 40 in a few months.

i recognize that no one really reads blogs anymore, or writes on them much either, but headed back here today to start writing again. and now off to work out some of my angst in the form of studio time.

say hello if you've swung by?


  1. OMG you do not look pregnant! Good grief people! You are such a striking person in so many ways, inside and out and I'm so glad to know you and happy to see your blog pop up in my reader once again. Drinks to celebrate your b-day?? Mine is 10/10 ... Fellow libra?

  2. Never mind, few months read as few weeks :p let's get drinks soon anyway!

  3. I pop in here every few weeks to check on you guys! Though we've never met IRL, you are a beautiful person Susannah, as evidenced through your writing, your love of family, community, and Jesus. The struggle to maintain the physical temple will probably always be there in some form, but don't be discouraged, friend! Also, I think that ANY woman who asks another if she is pregnant is just wrong. Flat wrong. Glad you came back to give us an update!

  4. Hi, friend! Happy to find you back in this space. I've had a rough September too. The adjustment to having a child in school is kicking my tail. I spend my morning rushing Henry and I out the door while the littles are mostly still in bed, and the evenings cramming in dinner, reading time, violin practice and checking homework before rushing three little boys off to bed before anyone falls asleep. Everyone in my house has been tired for three weeks!


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