8.07.2013

still in neverland


apparently one really does not grow up in neverland, as i let my birthday slide by this year without a peep on the blog, let alone a promaballoona.  but it was celebrated, with no less than seventy two balloons, and gifts from near and far, and cupcakes, and catfish, and cocktails, and ruggy getting on a plane, and ruggy getting back on a plane...


and although i love it here i am so ready to be home again.  i told ruggy that being apart was like being underwater for just a little too long... when you were a kid and thought you could go really deep and swim awhile before coming up for air... when you realized that maybe you couldn't.  and when you did finally come up for air, and took that very first deep breath: 

that's what being together again is like.  


and though the sky here is big, and the air is beautiful, i'm ready for city nights, blocked by skyscrapers, and nonstop deep breathing.

35 comments:

  1. ...and you owe me a lunch so I'm ready for you to come home too! Like when will you be back?!!!

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    1. mid august!! I AM SO EXCITED!!! bouchon??

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  2. Happy (assuming belated now) Birthday!!!

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    1. oh yeah. but you know a birthday can go on for daaaaays in kalkatroona!

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  3. How wonderfully, beautifully poetic & romantic :) It's lovely when you have those moments of realization & clarity, discovering the things you're most thankful for are indeed as wonderful as a childhood dream :) And isn't that just a little better than a prom? ;) ^_^

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    1. it so totally is. as wonderful as the prom was!

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  4. Happy Birthday. That's the sweetest thing I've ever read. I read it to my husband and he agreed. Ruggy is a lucky man.

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  5. happy birthday sweets and I cannot believe it's been a year since promaballoona! love to both you and your lovely ruggy!!! xoxo

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    1. isn't it crazy?! it feels like ages ago, but yesterday! love to you and your sexy man as well :)

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  6. Happy Birthday Oona! Loved your Pop-Up Book post.

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    1. thank you! the book was a very cherished birthday prize. it's a work of art!

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  7. ooo happy b's :) poppin lockin' !!

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  8. Happy belated birthday, my dear!

    It WILL get better, you know this to be true. This pain now will only make the good times that much better...Ruggy's a lucky fella, and you're a lucky gal! :)

    Love,
    Mugsy

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    1. ain't it the truth, i am thankful every day for our luck! and.....i've been told there are many new cocktails waiting for me :)

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    2. Oooh! Can't wait to see what a couple of them might be...

      Mugsy

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    3. oh, it will be WELL documented.

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  9. Happy you'll be in NY, happy you'll be reunited, happy we'll be FINALLY HANGING OUT.

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  10. Happy birthday. Wishing you home soon with your man.

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    1. i am counting the bittersweet days :)

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  11. Happy Belated! I know what you mean about being apart. I try to tell myself that it makes me appreciate breath - and Phin - more. But still, all my apart experiences have a slightly unreal/underwater distortion to them because they weren't shared. You to?

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    1. absolutely! it's not as real without your other half!

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  12. Happy birthday!!! Hope you're happily reunited SOON!

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    1. thanks mama!! and can't wait to hang out with the NY crew again!

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  13. I can't believe it has been a year since Promballoona! Sending you the best Birthday wishes ever! Glad you got to see your other half!

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  14. Damn lady, you've got some writing talent, there. 'Scuse me, I think I have dust in my eye. Happy birthday-week.

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  15. Happy cake day! And here's to getting back to the mister real soon!

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  16. Obviously I am late, and catching up on a lot of blog reading all at once, but Happy Birthday dear! Cheers to a full year and beautiful reunions!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied, if not always written!