Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stuff and Things

when i haven’t been busy writing up my experience at the Landmark Forum (final installment forthcoming), i have been busy with other stuff, none of it particularly “transformative.” there are other writings going on, some of which will be published here soon enough, and there are life-in-flux changes going on, also soon-to-be published.

in general, life has been alright in that could-be-better, could-be-worse sort of way. freelance work has slowed considerably in the past few months right as my social life has picked up. it seems as though everyone is busy having a birthday party or a drinks thing, or maybe a gallery opening or a Mother’s Day meal or a visit into town for the weekend. i have accepted almost every invitation extended to me and plan to continue doing so. i see a social summer in my future.

in other news, my dreams of an exterior home remodel have been put on hold (again), this time indefinitely — or at least until the lousy housing market turns a corner and gives me some equity i can pull out, only to put back in. until then i’m looking at completing a few smaller projects to achieve my much-needed sense of domestic accomplishment. so perhaps the bedrooms will finally get their closet doors and maybe my ass will get a new couch to sit on.

also ahead are tentative travel plans — a trip to the east coast in the fall to visit friends and family — and a weekend jaunt to San Francisco. if i’m lucky, i can squeeze a long weekend to Portland somewhere in there and also another trip with my girlfriends to the day spa in Ojai. (that last one is already scheduled.)

otherwise, i can’t believe it’s the middle of May already and that half the year has slipped away from me. as in years past, i always think i should have more to show at this point, that i should have been a productive powerhouse these past six months but instead have been wasting too much time and not saving nearly enough money. i’m not even sure where i think i should be exactly, but it never feels like where i actually am.

i need to work on that. i need to work on a lot of things. or maybe i don’t need to do any work. maybe i should just sit still for a change and try to appreciate the moment.


KT said...

You should take a look at Apartment Therapy's Home Cure Book ( I have a friend that swears by it and her place always looks fabulous. It might help you whip some stuff into shape until you can get to the big stuff. :)

Milla said...

thanks, yo. i'll check it out.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show what you can do with your time (and mind) when you're not crying your eyes out like a crocodile in front of strangers! I'm loving your very insightful observations of our Landmark weekend-look forward to the last installment. from "verge of divorce girl".