Back from vacation and it appears that Jarvis is now going through a growth spurt. Our nights are now very fitful. He’s growing very fast and brings us much joy each day so I can’t complain too much. The last couple of days have extra rough for me because I have a raging case of Strep Throat that manifested itself on Monday night. I’m on antibiotics now so hopefully it will clear up soon.
I am bummed to report that with the end of the summer also comes the departure of one of my dear friends; Emily Gum to Oxford. We decided to just say “see you soon” because I intend on visiting her this Spring and she’ll be back around December of this year. It’s still really hard to see a friend leave. I’m super happy for her and the adventure she is embarking on.
For both James and my Birthday we decided to re-decorate our living room and buy a few things for the house. This photo shows one of our new lamps! I bought a set at Patina Antiques that are the real deal, aka, not cheap. We love the black shades. Our new rug, comfy chair and ottoman are in production. I’ll post more about the living room and redecorating in another post!
It’s hard to say goodbye to summer as we have cool days this week. Fall brings such a sweet melancholic feeling though. I find that the Fall is when I have a flood of memories from Fall times. We took our trip to Paris in September and were married in September. We celebrate our wedding anniversary next week, although instead of a big trip our lamps is our joint “gift” this year 🙂 Last night we talked about our hopes to return to Paris someday with Jarvis. We’re starting to save already…Baby is crying! Will post more soon…
Oh, the summer night / HAS A SMILE OF LIGHT / And she sits on a sapphire throne.*
Some summer jams for you. Happy Labor Day.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
- Saint Etienne
Warm & Easy - The 2 Bears
Behind The Mask - Greg Phillinganes
Psychic Driving - Soft Metals
Easy Life (Jive Turkey Mix) - Cabaret Voltaire
Playing House - Active Child
Tapes & Money - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Vanishing Point - New Order
Raga Bhupali - Charanjit Singh
Key West (Jellybean Edit) - Kasso
No Skinup - Keith Hudson
Lions - Tones On Tail
Beautiful Son - Peaking Lights
Torn Calendar - The Wake
Coastal Brake - Tycho
La chanson de Carla - Asura
Into the Black - Chromatics
We are so looking forward to our first trip to the beach in August with Jarvis. Here’s a little funny video of James at the end of last summer that I took. It was only about 65 degrees that day. Ahhh the sea. I can’t wait.
Around this time of year I start to have a major beach craving. With the weather getting cooler I feel such nostalgia for the warm weather and the time I spent at the ocean during the summer. (Some of you might notice that I tend to mention the beachalot on here). I do like Fall and the changing season, but feel sad at the same time with the thought that I might not be at the beach for a while. Earlier this week I spotted these great photographs of a beach in Portugal by artist Christian Chaize on 20×200. His photos document a small stretch of coastline in southern Portugal and just jumped out at me. I love the composition and palette. I can almost smell the saltwater and hear the soft muffled chatter of other people as the waves break and slap on the wet shore. Makes me miss the ocean all the more…
So I made a quick mix this morning with songs that convey a longing for the sea and posted it on 8tracks. Click to listen.