Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Day 10.4 Graduation

(Tableware Trophy designed by emiko oki from cups, saucers, etc. Image from design track.)


I am done.

I put the last coat of paint on a piece of furniture today (a homemade plum on the base for the little round table. Thanks Zooza!) and, so, ta da, I declare my home cured.

I have been living in this t-shirt for the last ten weeks. It is, in Wardrobe Therapy speak, what we would call a Really Real T-shirt.



I'll be glad to retire this t-shirt, but I am sad the Cure is over.

Can I thank you all now, in this brief valedictorian speech? I read over most of the blog today, and I think it reflects the ups and downs of the process pretty well...and the wonderful, awesome support I got from every one of you who commented. When I needed encouragement, I got it. When I needed help and advice, you were there. I couldn't have done all this without you and I am deeply grateful. All of you made up my "curing community" and I wish I could invite you all for a party.

I have a bit of tidying and things left to do like scraping a few globs of paint up off the floor, and wax off of candlesticks and furniture, but I do plan on taking "after pictures" and putting together a slideshow at flickr. I may even have a few more Cure blog entries once I have the pictures done (but not many more).

So congrats to all. Whether we accomplished a lot or a little doesn't matter, what matters is that we all engaged in a process that makes us mindful of the place we call home.

9 comments :

zooza said...

Hooray!!!! It's so good that you have declared things "finished" as well. That must be a great feeling. I'm so looking forward to your flickr show.

smallcitybeth said...

Well done, Alana! What a feeling of accomplishment. I can almost hear the "Phew!" from here! I, too, am looking forward eagerly to the flickr before/after slideshow. yay and yay yay.

lorijo said...

Great job! I can't wait to see the photos!

smallcitybeth said...

Hmmm... looks like spam to me...

CQ in DC said...

spam indeed! regardless, YAY Alana on your successfully completed Cure! I am however sad to see that you only anticipate a few more blog entries- don't leave us when the next Cure is just a few short months away...

Alana in Canada said...

Hooray, I figured out how to delete spam! I may have tooted the horn just a bit early, as getting the "fianl touches" done for the photo shoot are taking a bit longer than I'd escpected, but all is good. My head is in a "moving forward" kind of space, not a "looking back, what still needs to be done" space--if that makes any sense?

curing what ails me said...

you do deserve a trophy!

smallcitybeth said...

I can certainly understand that "moving forward" headspace.

... about your mention of blogging -- you will still be wardroblogging, right??

Jessica said...

Congrats Alana! You really accomplished a lot...and I wanted to thank you again for all of your support during the cure.

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