It's been a strange week, with no blogging to show for it. On Tuesday, we went to San Francisco to look at the newly redesigned DeYoung Museum. It was quite breath-taking. It looks nothing whatsoever like the old one, a completely new space, inside and out, clad in copper sheeting, with punched out designs in it. The show we saw was the "International Arts & Crafts" show, on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, a stunning collection of Craftsman style furnishings and artifacts from not only England but many other countries as well. We also enjoyed the new 9th story tower room with a 360 degree view all over San Francisco, glass walls all around.
It was pretty fabulous! Later we had delicious dinner with friends (the artist Eileen Goldenberg and her partner, Judith).
Somewhere in that day, I began to feel physically unwell. I had no idea what it was, but kind of a vague nausea and extreme tiredness. The best I could relate it to was the post-chemotherapy feelings I had once upon a time (1994). Nothing specific, but just feeling punk. Over the next several days, it became clear that I had some kind of a "bug". It turned out to be a mild stomach virus, I guess. No appetite, no energy, lots of stomach cramps. Today it is finally gone, yahoo! But the week was spent in a kind of fog. I slept a lot, read books, took short walks with Zuma, and slept some more. Nothing accomplished except to get better.
Yesterday I sprang back into action and hosted a wedding shower here at the house, for my darling friend Michelle, who will be married in early July. She lived with us about 10 years ago, and has moved in and out a few times since then. She's a school teacher, a role model to so many young teens. She is one of my all-time heroines in life, a young woman with so much aliveness, soul, brilliance, wisdom, and self-awareness. I hope that Cade, her guy, knows how lucky he is to be her partner! She is the best!!
Now begins a week of getting ready to travel for the rest of the summer (if all goes according to plans). We leave on the 26th for an art show in Denver, then back here for Michelle's wedding, then I'm taking Zuma to Whidbey Island for a well-deserved break for both of us. Daniella will join us in August!
So that's where I've been, and where I'm going!
(DeYoung photos by Dan Heller)