by this time, no one wants to see another post from me :) it's the reflective time of year for me because much of the nice weather work is done- and it frees me up to bake christmas cookies. sigh. starting that next week. yes- i start way early because i send out probably 10 packages or more a season. more this year. most of our friends and family live far away- too far to visit because i will be damned if i pay outrageous airfare and make cookies! :) anyhoo- hubby and i decided to forego christmas presents for a variety of reasons- not the least of which we aren't christians- one of which being we don't have anything we want and another being- we have an apartment without enough room for our life as it is. so- here we are. deciding to get the new furniture. well, now we need new blinds. and new area rugs. and a new paint job. this is some present! :) actually, it was my idea- but don't tell anyone- shhhh. anyhoo- the apartment is in some uproar now as we move things around and finish stripping the woodwork- which looks incredible fyi. why people paint over old woodwork is beyond me. strip and sand- and you have something beautiful. i don't use the stinky stripper (i hope i don't get p-o-r-n over that) i get the odorless kind. and so- not only am i living in a chaotic apartment in a state of flux- i am in a state of mind that is in a state of flux. you will have to bear with me- i am not in any mood to deal with the dirty politics and the corruption and whatnot. i am not overly optimistic about our current and future prospects as a country and a planet- so i have tried to keep it on the down low because some folks need to maintain their hope. just fair warning that it won't necessarily be the hard hitting ranting i am known- and loved :)- for. hee. i will be reading and passing stuff along though. after the woodwork, painting and cookies are done :)
if you want some coffee and conversation, you can wander over and peek in at scrap paper- we are trying our hand at collaborative writing and sharing music and stories and whatnot. i tried my hand at decorating- and if i failed miserably- don't hesitate to tell me :) i also changed the look at betmo's corner- i do like those free templates at pyzam. let me know what you think.