I keep feeling like I am repeating myself when I talk about things that I have already mentioned on twitter or facebook. But I do repeat myself all the time in reality so there's nothing new about that. I love being in my 40's! I don't even care that I am annoying about repeating things and that totally would've annoyed me 5 years ago. Anyway, I don't want to not blog about things even if I have already mentioned them in real time on twitter because this is our diary and one day I will be glad I expanded on thoughts.
It's that time of year when my husband is not working (until mid-July) . He wasn't working last month but that was because he was injured. He's done being injured (WHEW!!!) but now there are no jobs. We are used to this. Hollywood closes down in summer. It's not just us. This time, I got a new crock pot and after trying it a few times, I do like it. It cooks hotter and faster than my 17 year-old crock pot. Maybe it's just because the shape is different or maybe it's because technology has improved. Either way, I'm making dinner a lot lately. And lunch. And my husband has been demolishing our patio roof thing because it got some kind of mold or rot or something that we noticed during the mold fiasco of 2010 that dripped into 2011. And we try to get his mother's house packed and ready to sell . And we try to find space to put all the stuff. Her stuff, my mom's stuff, our stuff, the patio roof stuff. Lots of stuff. Summer has officially started here.
And at 4AM, Karen and I meet in the dark of night (or is it early morning?) by finger tip and we make plans for our adventure (look how cute this town near Prague is). We look at hotels, train passes, day trips. I wonder what my husband will eat for dinner when I am eating gelato. Will he know which clothes to put in the dryer and which to hang dry? What if the power goes out while he's sleeping and he doesn't set a back up alarm? Will Suki remember me when I get back? If I am not here, will the damn dogs still be barking all night? Are the dogs like a falling tree in a forest? So much to think about and so much to do in the next few weeks. I need another case of GoGirl.
I love that I will be having a vacation at the end of summer. Summer for me is busy. It's just all the stuff going on. I'm planning to do something I have not done in a very long time. I am going to really take a vacation when we go on our trip. I will not be working at all (except on art for our next book) and in order to do that, I will have to work really hard to be able to put up the The Office Is Closed sign. Part of that work will involve saying no to stuff. I can do it. I can do it. I can do it.
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