11 Years ago tonight, Katy and I were in our RV on Lake Travis, in Austin, TX, and it was the night before our wedding. We had our rehearsal at the church, and then the rehearsal dinner at this quaint little 50’s diner on the square in Georgetown. The next morning, I got up early to go and get the tables and chairs. Our families heped make arrangements for food, decorations, drinks, etc. My friends’ band played at the reception. It was truly an event put on by many, all for us. I have seen some lavish weddings, but I could not have been more pleased with ours.
As I reflect on the last 11 years, the good and the bad, I know , WITHOUT A DOUBT, that I would do it all again. Even if I knew what was to happen, I would travel our road. Katy has been the best thing to happen to me…even when I have fought tooth and nail to say she was wrong! She has helped to balance my inner turbulance, and somehow convinced me to at least come home to the same place now and again.
We went out today, and enjoyed a fabulous lunch (thank you so much to Italianos), and went and saw a movie tonight. Everywhere we go we get stopped by people telling us that they follow our story. Thank you all. I have to admit that I wonder why so many people follow our lives. I have spent my whole life trying to be famous, and, in this situation, I feel weird when praise is heaped on me. I feel that I did that only thing that there was to do. It was as reactionary as flinching when something surprises you. Whatever the reasons, I appreciate all of the kind words. I know I haven’t been blogging lately, there hasn’t been a whole lot going on, but I will now have A LOT MORE TO WRITE ABOUT.
TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS TO START READING THE BLOG AGAIN…A BUNCH OF EXCITING STUFF IS HAPPENING
I have had umpteen million requests to turn this ordeal into a book. Nothing has been signed into contract yet, but I have been approached by a publisher. I will update as we hopefully solidify a deal. I am also planning on releasing more music very soon, at least by Christmas, and I have a new music project that I am very excited about! I feel positive that this evolution of my recording/performing band will be out in full force this year.
We made an offer on a house! We won;t know if the offer is accepted until next week, but we are at least moving forward. The fundraising, though not as much as was hoped for, did allow us to start looking. We hope this house goes through. It meets our needs, and would need a lot less modification than others we looked at. Wish us luck!
Katy might, depending on administrative nonsense, go in to do her 2 weeks of in-patient ptosthetic therapy on August 20th. Though I hate her being gone, and she HATES being anywhere but with her family, we both know that this will help to advance her use of the prosthetics, and her independence.
Jake, Amber, and Arielle are all doing well. School will start before they know it, so we are trying to let them have a final blast of fun before the real world crashes down on them…and me. I report back to Pin Oak soon, and am REALLY looking forward to this year’s stage band and percussion classes.
KATY UPDATE—–Katy fed herself a Hershey’s bar with her prosthetics AND signed her own name on a document!! Though this may seem minor to most, it is a huge step forward for Katy. I am SO proud of her!
I WILL WILL WILL write more very soon, and you can expect to see more blogging again. I am so looking forwrd to the next 11 years with Katy…especially 2012 when we renew our vows….and you are ALL still invited!
Love to all,