But me no write so good today. Me no think so good today. I am one housebound, sleep deprived mommy, and I can hear the wheels creaking reluctantly in my own brain as I try to squeeze out anything coherent. I would walk away and try again another day, but I confess I've already done that a couple of times.
So fuck it. Coherence and clarity are overrated anyway.
On the brain today:
-the reentry into school. The dudes actually don't go back for their first full days until Thursday. The next 2 days are meetings with the school. I am cautiously optimistic, and quite determined, and brimful of anxiety.
-the weather has turned like a switch being flipped, temperature has dropped 10 degrees, geese on the wing, clouds in the sky
-sleep. Fingers crossed that the exhaustion of school helps to bump E back out of his insomnia, this is what happened last year (although the anxiety and sleeplessness were not nearly as severe).
-Fall nesting. I have urges to reorganize and paint and clean. I've already done the boys' rooms and my new spare room/studio. Cleaned every inch, hauled out embarrassingly large bags of garbage, gave away a tonne of stuff and it felt great. My room is next. I also desperately want new flooring for my kitchen/family room/entrance, and funds are low, so the plan is to take a whack at some tile-laying ourselves. I can't wait to replace the stained carpet and crappy yellowing lino!
-speaking of my new art area:
|The pottery in the cabinet (2nd shelf from top) are E&L originals).|
|Lots more room on the wall for art. *hint, hint* I just stuck up a couple of favs and WIPs for now.|
|Happiness is Golden paints all in a row.|
|New project: a little book named "Impulse". More on this to come.|
|Closet. A place for everything and everything in its place, including Dr. Seuss.|
|E has been retreating here, since this room is adjacent to ours. Note the Asterix comix. That's muh boy.|
|Waiting to be properly hung. By Jon Muth.|
|Alice, also waiting (I have had this for years on end). And a shelf of overflow children's books.|
-The Christmas Zine, inspired by SisterDiane at CraftyPod, self and family are working on one for this holiday season, and the daily phone calls with The Dancing Queen have already begun.
-the Super Awesome Confunding and Inspiring Harry Potter themed 5 person birthday party. To coincide with the Deathly Hallows movie release, I am planning a combined b-day party for self, Dad and sisters, all of whom have birthdays ranging from end of October to December 24th and dig the HP (but honestly ANY excuse for a HP party would do!). Treacle tarts, pumpkin pasties and magic of all varieties!
OK that's about it. Summer waning. Onwards to new and same, pleasure and growth. And back to blogging and arting and reading my face off (I have been book-lite this summer and I am feeling the lack!).
*feels brain lurch and squeak and start slowly turning over again*