it's raining buckets here in New York City today, and the wind is so strong the umbrellas are trembling when asked to stay open. Some have given their hearts out to the nobler cause of keeping their owners dry, and you can see their skeletons folded into the NYDOS trash cans.
I've been hibernating like a bear. Eating too many snacks. Watching too much tv. (Football, ice skating, PBS miniseries - Emma, among others.) Reading (Cleopatra's Daughter at the moment). Painting classes (with Misty Mawn). Lots of movies at the theater (I saw Colin Firth's "A Single Man" TWICE, among many others.) If I were pregnant I'd blame it on nesting, but I'm well past that stage of my life.
I don't want the pressure of things left undone in my home right now,weighing upon me, and though I'm not sure why I suspect it is part of my need for Less is More this year.
My laptop hinge cracked over the weekend and I'm currently using the one we keep at home for emergencies while my baby is hanging out with the Geniuses at the Apple Store. I keep all my info on there: iCal, iTunes, iPhoto, bookmarks, files and folders and well, I guess you could say my computer and I have become inseparable.
That's kind of worrisome. But I can't help it.
I went to the Post Office this morning to mail all the buttons out for our Soul Journaling button swap and kept thinking, "Button Up Your Overcoat" due to the rain. GLAD that is finished and the buttons are on their way to the swap participants. I also walked to Lee's Art Shop (on 57th near 7th Ave.) to get more soft matte gel medium, and while I was there I got some small tubes of acrylic paints in pastel shades and the tiniest little detail paintbrush -- even tinier than the one I currently have. I'm very happy about all of that. On the way home I stopped at Dagastinos for groceries. Do you have one of those where you live? I got organic Fuji apples, blueberries, pineapple, and cherries. YUM.
Can't wait to play with my paints!