The last few days of 80+ degree weather - not a cloud in the sky - has me wondering if a good part of the shit-tastic time I've been having hasn't been the constant greyness. Just like a plant, I need sun to live. And I've finally gotten a nice, big dose of it.
Now I just need more. A lot more.
I've been doing some sewing this week, trying to get a few items ready for the Etsy shop, and I put together this fab bag with the organic bike fabric I love.
Notice anything? The #$^%@# bicycles are upside down! Ugh! I rarely work with directional fabric, so it didn't even cross my mind until I was done with everything but the top-stitching. Now what the hell do I do with it?
My buddy Sizzle came down to Portland this weekend and we got a chance to hang out and do some catching up. We had about 5 hours of non-stop gabbing, and honestly, I could have done with about five (hundred) more. I haven't had the energy to deal with humans lately, but Sizz requires no energy. It's come-as-you-are, and that's something I can do. Our time together was good for my soul.
Here we are trading pictures during mani/pedis:
My schedule is changing a bit at work (actually, everything is changing a bit at work; corporate reorgs: I'll NEVER miss you), so I'll no longer have my gorgeous Fridays to myself. My weekend is going back to Sat/Sun like the rest of the miserable world. Tonight I got off at my normal time (9:00 PM; I work evenings and love it), and got home around 9:30 after a stop at the store. I guess it was just the beautiful night air, and also the feeling of not wanting to just succumb to the normal work/sleep/work/sleep/work/school/sleep routine, so I slid into my swimming suit and went to the pool to feel alive.
I did laps for a while and then lay on my back and floated, looking at the planes or whatever in the sky. It actually reminded me of a trip I took to Guam years ago where I did that for hours - just floated around in the ocean with my ears submerged and everything silent. (Christ on a cracker, here's a brief post about it. I've been blogging for a long time.) Tonight I only stayed in for about 20 minutes, but it was silent and dark except for the pool lights, and peaceful. I feel like it's been the dead of winter for over a year. I can't say how badly I've needed this.