I feel like summer just started, and here we are. I’m not too upset about it being August already. After the crazy heat waves we’ve had, I won’t be sad about lower temperatures, but I’m suspecting we have several more months of summerish weather anyway.
This was what I wanted to accomplish in July. It didn’t go very well.
1. Have an excellent time traveling with friends for the first time. DONE! I’m so sad this is over. It definitely did change the dynamic, but it was so fun to have a larger group and go on a trip with these particular friends.
2. Finish the bedroom. Definitely not done. As we got into it, we decided we’d need new windows, the trim needed to be scraped and sanded, and Chad decided to demolish this half-assed shelving unit that was attached to the wall. I’m hoping windows arrive this month and we can knock it out. Turns out this one isn’t a small goal at all, but rather the carrot on the end of a stick.
5. Post here regularly. Not done. Chalking this one up to travel and the reentry to real life. Punting to August.
On to the next.
1. Finish the bedroom. Ugh. Will I ever be done with this.
3. Buy some coasters. I’ve never had coasters, and since all my wooden furniture is second hand, I haven’t been too precious about keeping it pristine. The refrigerator we have now has an ice dispenser in the door, so I’ve been drinking lots of melting ice, with is also condensating all over my coffee table and nightstand. I also have this huge mental block around coasters. They’re not totally necessary, so what if I spend money on some, but there are other ones I’d rather have instead? Do they all have to match? Why is this such a weird and big deal for me? (I’m now realizing I have similar feelings about buying coasters and getting a tattoo. That’s totally unreasonable.) I think I’m going to buy this set from Ugmonk to get started. It’s been on my wishlist for years.
4. Work on an ebook idea! I’m not ready to share more about this one yet, except to say that it came out of some feedback I got on a last-minute talk I did a few days ago at the Philly ‘Burbs WordPress Meetup.
5. Post here regularly. Take time to write, photograph, and share. I want this space to be a community and a record of the story I’m living, more than it has been lately.