Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bad Blogger, No Cookie

Wow, I haven't posted in a long time. Lately I have been spending so much time on the computer for work that when I don't have to be glued to the screen its nice to get away. Not that that happens very often. I've also been spending more time on Plurk, so I often feel like I've used up all my blogging ideas over there. Of course, you can always keep up with my Plurking in my little sidebar --->.

Life has been a lot like it always is. I've been kept busy with The Unique Sheep-- we are working on a couple of secret projects that will be very exciting when we can finally reveal them, though that probably won't be till fall. Avi has put on a few extra pounds, but hopefully the warm weather will encourage more walks and we will all benefit from that. Honey is also growing like a weed, though shes still far short of her adult size. I finally found a grooming comb that works so I'm hoping to get her beautiful coat under control soon. Chris is still busy with class work, just like always. Thankfully this year I get to see him a lot, even if it really is just "seeing" him as he studies on the couch. After this year he'll be spending much more time at the hospital. The biggest news I have is that we are moving! Actually, we are already half-way moved. Because of Chris's schedule for the next several years with school and then residency we can't buy a house yet, but we found a wonderful house in a great neighborhood to rent. It has a huge fenced in back yard for Avi, a screened in porch and more studio space then I know what to do with. We moved half of our stuff last weekend and will finish moving the rest of the furniture next weekend. Then we'll have to do the dreaded cleaning. The move is going to make life a lot easier in many ways. I'm hoping to be able to keep at least a hint of a line between work and the rest of my life by physically keeping "work" contained to the studio and office. We'll see how that works. This will be the first time we've lived anywhere but dorms or apartments since we left our parent's houses so it feels significant. Its like the first time you realize that if you don't buy more toilet paper, there will be none when you go to use the bathroom. There is responsibility there, but also exhilaration. Ok maybe not so much exhilaration with the toilet paper example. The extra space makes me feel like I could do anything. So long I have been physically unable to do certain things-- like sometimes I want to do some sewing, but don't have anywhere to set up a sewing machine. Or make soap but that is best done outside and without a yard, its hard. So now I want to do everything. I want to bake bread and sew curtains. I want to learn new things. But one thing I don't want to do is fill the space so that I get stuck again. In the past I've had a tendency to hoard but that's not what I want now. I only want "stuff" in my life if it is good and solid and real. When I sew I want it to be with good quality, organic cottons. I want to bake bread from scratch, not from a bread machine loaf-in-a-box mix. This means having/doing less, but getting more from it.

We'll start living in the new place next week. I'll do my best to stick to my new goals.


Aesox said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful. Congratulations on your new freedom!

Anne said...

Congrats! I'll bet you find it a HUGE help to have a separate space for your work life and home life - even if they are both inside the same building! It's a good mental health break to close the door and walk away. Enjoy the yard too!