Thursday, May 14, 2009

Finally

Yesterday was a pretty crappy day overall. But our art from Puerto Rico finally arrived so that was a nice thing. We were there almost a month ago but it took the gallery a while to ship it to us. Some problem with the frame and fed ex. Anyway it is here now and I like it even more than I did in PR. We had to move a piece from the living room to the dinning room but I think both rooms are better for it. We seem to have a little thing for wood blocks. Not sure why but they just catch my eye. The piece really is quite subtle in some ways and bold in others. So glad we have something to remember the babymoon with. The piece is called "Mar Ilegible" and is by the artist Yolanda Velázquez. It is hard to see in the picture but the background is wood block printed which makes me think of the patterns of the waves left in the sand on the beach. The shells are then wood block printed on top in gold and a blue green.



On a less happy note Shazam got laid off yesterday. This sucks. Enough said. Because of this I needed to get Shazam on my insurance so we went over yesterday with marriage certificate in hand. I must say that I really love HR for my district. They were so nice. Of course while I am very happy that we live in a state where we can get married and have the luxury of being able to get benefits for our spouse it still gets me mad that we really are not a family in the eyes of the Federal government as the benefits that Shazam receives will be taxed. So annoying. The odd thing I found out is that as soon as baby g arrives though we somehow transform into a family and the benefit is no longer taxed. It just seems so complicated and ridiculous. Anyway it is done and Shazam is covered we will get through this set back and a family we shall be.

4 comments:

Craving of Motherhood said...

So sorry about the job. Fortunately you live in a fair state.

Strawberry said...

Ugh. So sorry she got laid off, that totally sucks. I'm happy at LEAST she can get on your insurance. Love the design.

thiswillbe said...

Best wishes on the job front. Hope she finds something perfect.

cmd said...

Love the artwork from PR. Beautiful!