These days I feel a little like Dory, having to remind myself to just keep swimming. Each day I drag myself out of bed, head to job #1, work on job #2, write the book, and collapse into bed. BUT! By Tuesday of next week, the book will be DONE and in the hands of the publisher. Can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday I was making a list of restaurants I wanted to include, and suddenly, they are all photographed and written up and ready to go (almost).
I am looking forward to lazier days, when I have time and a calm mind, when I can sit at a cafe and write in my journal, when I can read a book or watch a movie or take a nap without feeling guilty for not working on the book. Yes I will still have my other gigs, but the book is this heavy weight that sits on top of all my other duties and activities, and I am so ready to be free of it!
Until then, a few randoms:
Tonight we saw Maria Bamford perform for the Moontower Festival courtesy of our friends Nat and Erin. She cracks me up – but surprisingly, her opening act, Moshe Kasher made me laugh even harder. I’m looking forward to watching more of his standup soon.
I have discovered that for some reason, if I order an iced tall soy mocha from Starbucks, I just can’t finish it. I end up tossing half of it. However, if I order a hot tall soy mocha, I drink it all. This doesn’t make sense to me, but I think it means I should only order hot mochas from now on.
I often have dreams with really elaborate houses. I’m considering making architectural drawings or small-scale models of them (never mind that I can’t draw, sculpt, or really remember the details). There are spaces that stretch from patio to bedroom, winding staircases that lead to game rooms, bedrooms with old vanities and flowered bedspreads, and closets full of the clothes I wore in high school. Very weird.
- This is the next thing I plan to bake.
- I’m in love with this journal.
- I like book spine poetry.
- I would like some time in the woods soon.
- I wish I had a window over my counter or sink. And a cat who didn’t eat every plant I try to grow.
- I’m so glad I have him.
I hope you’re all having a great week! I’ll be back from the dark side soon.♥