Wednesday, October 24

peace in the midst of chaos*

daisies at la jolla cove, canon digital rebel xti

Susannah, Frida and I arrived back home yesterday afternoon. The ride from Los Angeles to San Diego was a bit surreal. The sky is an orange-ish haze and smells of one large campfire. Puffs of smoke lined the hills surrounding us near the freeway.

I've received loads of emails and phone calls while I was away inquiring if we were safe from the fires. I wanted to leave a quick note to let you know that we are indeed safe. My home is near one of the evacuation centers, so we truly are in a good place. Boho Boy brought over an air mattress, blankets and pillows for a stranded family at the center. The whole of San Diego is coming together to lend a hand and lift one another up.

We are taking the girls to a beach today where we are hoping the air is a bit more clear and fresh. We have limited time left together, so as much as there is chaos going on around us, we are able to find peace in the midst of it all.

This morning on the couch Boho Boy was in the middle of a love sandwich while we listened to 80's music and shared old stories. Lucky boy. ; )

Photos and stories about our time together with Swirly are coming soon. It's been other~worldy and I need time to marinate in it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that you're all right Denise, from the news it really appears like Californians are pulling together! YAY!

I cannot wait to hear more delish girly stories ~ enjoy the peace in the midst of it all.


October 24, 2007 at 1:06:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

glad to know you are safe

October 24, 2007 at 1:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Silvia said...

I'm glad to know you're safe! Hope you continue to have a fabulous time together!

October 24, 2007 at 1:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Claire Sewell said...

Good to hear you are safe. Hope you find a calm clear place to enjoy each other.

October 24, 2007 at 2:31:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blowing you kisses from the mermaid cottage~~*~*~

October 24, 2007 at 2:37:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cannot get over the fires -- i am glad to know you are safe -- in a very weird way it makes me nostalgic for my years in oceanside during the santa ana winds -- a very different experience for an east coast girl -- someone described encinitas as rather surreal -- i like that description and like to remember it that way...stay safe and well...

October 24, 2007 at 2:45:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Swirly said...

I am happy you girlies are safe and sound, and I MISS YOU!!!!

October 24, 2007 at 3:44:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

thank you for this sweetie*

it's so wonderful to hear that everyone is pulling together through these difficult days.

enjoy what's left of the time you have with your lovely guests ;-)

love to you all,

October 24, 2007 at 4:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

so glad you all are safe...have been thinking about you and wondering.

and i hope your time left with your dear friends is full of much joy...

blessings to you,

October 24, 2007 at 6:08:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for letting us know that you are ok. Poor LA if it isn't Earthquakes its fires!

October 25, 2007 at 7:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Keely Van Brocklin Emery said...

Happy to read you are safe and having a nice time. My parents are in the middle of it all in San Marcos, but are also safe thank goodness.

October 25, 2007 at 9:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lianne said...

Schmoopy let us know you were safe... so glad things seem to be calming a bit.

October 25, 2007 at 10:26:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soak in the fun of your girlies in your last days together. i'm glad to know you and yours are alright and my heart hurts for poor southern california. be well. xo

October 25, 2007 at 10:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Darlene said...

i miss you
stay indoors...how is your asthma? poor Deni...yucky fire!

i love you,
xOx dar

October 25, 2007 at 3:03:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update...you have all been in my heart and my mind...love to you all.xoxo

October 25, 2007 at 3:03:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you are all doing well and loving each other up!

love love love and sweet sisterhood!

October 25, 2007 at 9:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

this goes to prove how bad i am at geography...i knew you were in cali but didn't realize you were near the fires...so glad you're safe...

October 26, 2007 at 11:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Glad to hear that you are safe...

October 26, 2007 at 7:46:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you had a good, safe, soulful time with your girlfriends. What a wonderful weekend!

October 27, 2007 at 11:44:00 AM PDT  

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