Thursday, August 24, 2006

Re-Inhabiting my Life

So this week has been so great.. But not that crafty. (so far..)
So you get a picture of my mascots.. and it is a teeny bit blurry to boot.

Instead of tearing forward on the craft trail, we tore apart Jacob's room and basically remade it. We hauled everything out. Sorted it, tossed some of it, stored more of it, donated a fair amount, and then we reworked the funishings. He was done with his loft bed but it was easily cut down to a regular style bed. We added 2 more shelving units, for his myriad of collections, and then everything was moved back in. That took 2 and a half days.. but we are all much happier having done it.

I was going to post pictures of the room transformed, but while it is a tremendously cool environment to inhabit.. It really doesn't photgraph too well. Suffice it to say there is a lot going on in there.

I feel like I need to do that almost everywhere. I keep find pockets of stuff that hasn't been dealt with for 2 or 3 years. It was interesting to watch him get reacquainted with stuff he has not seen or thought about in recent memory. It very much felt like a metaphor for this whole process I am going through. Picking up different ideas that have had importance, deciding if they will work in the new framework. Liking or letting go.. sometimes liking, but letting go anyway, to simplify and make managable this future I want to create. Trying to prioritize my days without a giant job in the middle. (Okay ... I am still quite giddy about that.. May as well be, the other option is scared shitless.)

We have plenty to do though! Once we got the room together the next day was "Middle School Orientation" and an actual visit with our friends, Michelle, Hayes and Carlo.. I got in some serious baby snuggling and that was so very great.
Now, finally almost a week home and I am working on something for my visit to Craft Lab and I got a new glass cutter, so I did have to try that out. And it works.. Hurray. New Tools=Inspiration.
I hope to be soldering tomorrow.. and sewing.. and gardening.. and reading cool blogs.. and posting a WIP pic.. and finally getting the necklaces on Etsy.. And maybe I will clean up MY room... Phew!

and then on Saturday we are picking tomatoes!



futuregirl said...

Sounds like a great week. Sounds like you're starting it off right with a round of "clean up and organize." Baby snuggling isn't a bad idea, either. :)

stephanie s said...

yippee!!! i have been thinking about you wondering how this first week of the rest of your life is going... it sounds like it is going very well indeed.

capello said...

Wow... I want to do what you did this week. Except I want to do it to my *whole* house.

PamKittyMorning said...

So love it? Hate it? I remember way back in the olden days when I quit work. I really needed to rather than chose to, and it was quite an adjustment. Life without a schedule and list of goals.. yikes. My area of expertise was the constant mopping of my floor. I don't know why it was that. I'm glad now for the freedom and feel lucky to have that. Good luck.

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