Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting

The week did not start out good on Sunday, despite having a pleasant Saturday night. I feel like I am fighting a lot of things lately: aboy, sleep, time contraints, etc. I spent most of the day yesterday in bed and am struggling to get everything caught up today, but I needed a brief distraction from the realities of being sad over an idiot boy and this is a good one.

Whenever my life seems overwhelming, I usually attempt to develop a life plan just to keep myself afloat. Sort of one of those things where you look at all you have to be thankful for and have to look forward to.

1. I have amazing parents, pets, and friends who love and respect me.
2. I have a really awesome magazine that, in Spring 2011, will be published!! And an amazing editor/creative director to boot!
3. I have been selling more on my etsy store and slowly paying my debts off to where I am almost debt-free (other than student loans).
4. I am IN ARCHITECTURE school. That in itself is something to be proud of, since I had to fight tooth and nail to get in there and it is very competitive.
5. I have a nice house, nice things, and always have food on the table.
6. I still have all my fingers and toes.
7. I have a great job, even if sometimes it isn't my dream job. But I have been there four years, despite the recession, and that is something to be very thankful for.
8. I have a music project that is slowly getting airplay, so it must be improving!
9. I can drink tea every morning and do not live in cardboard box (although sometimes I break out the sheets for a fort tent under the dining room table).
10. I am in the process of doing a clothing line for Thunder Chief. If you don't know what that is, you will. And soon.
11. I don't need some loser that lives over his mom's bakery shop to make me happy.
And, 12. I am probably going to France and Holland next year

Natural Romatic tunic, 70 USD, from minxshop

Lightning Heart and Scissors Bandana, 18 usd, from snoozerloser

1930's denim coloured dress with umbilical tape, 98 usd, from

en autumn...

Fall is officially here at our little homestead, and despite the fact that things are winding down towards the new year, I have been lucky to get on the computer more than five minutes a day beyond work or research. The brief time off from homework (a.k.a. procrastination) has afforded me some much-needed house-cleaning and rearranging (as well as weekly trips to Goodwill to drop off some gently worn items that do not fit anymore). This weekend I am trying to relax a bit, although I have two pretty heavy projects to accomplish before Monday and Tuesday for my courses and an exam in another course to study for. The guy I "kick it around with"'s band is playing a show tonight downtown, so I am hoping I finish up with errands and homework enough to go to that, as most of our mutual friends will be there and I haven't seen many of them in almost a month, although more than likely I will be entrenched in axons and obliques. I am trimming my hair today after not having a good trim since May and mending some dresses to put on the soon-to-be-new-and-improved etsy store!! I wish there was more time in the day to do all the things I need (and want) to do.

I have been under the weather off and on the past few weeks (my nutritional schedule is completely a disaster at this point), but have implemented a home studio, meaning that I get to spend more time with the kids and work in my pjs (when I am not at my real job). It has been a nice change of pace, as you can only listen to so much Britney Spears/98 Degrees/etc blaring from a classmate's Ipod before you want to take an x-acto knife to it.

things to look forward to:

1. Pumpkin Patch travels
2. French pressed coffee, s'mores, and a toasty fire on the patio
3. Bonfires and gettogethers with friends
4. Cashmere and knit sweaters and scarves
5. Knitting on the Square downtown
6. Fall thrifting and estate sales
7. Curling up in bed watching cheesy old movies, shows, and cartoons
8. Homemade soups and cheap wine
9. Camping trips
10. Moogfest and a Mexican Mocha at Izzy's
11. Pumpkin Spice Lattes
12. Dinner at Altruda's for my birthday
13. Reading lots of good books
14. Dorky photo shoots for the magazine
15. Masquerade Parties
16. Daytrips to Chattanooga to see old friends
17. Spending time with my folks and working on stuff for their new house
18. Jumping in piles of leaves with my dog-daughter
19. Listening to Beach House while painting

What are some of your favorite fall activities?