+ It's the middle of my long vacation and I've been keeping my realjounal very full of ideas and scratches. Wow, what a healthy, relaxing break I'm having. Sleep, food, music, sun (yes, I'm even finding *that* friendly) and, above all, stress free. I've mostly been reading some books, going through guitar books, learning new songs/tricks, and watching loads of TV (Rome! Kathy Griffin! Dodgeball! Dead Like Me! Katrina!) Oh, and I'm enjoying some little chores around my parents' house (where I'm vacationing) like mowing the lawn and fixing little things like dessert and doorways.
Oh, I did chop off all my hair (that I'd been growing out (up) for the last year and a half), and it's taking some getting used to. I definitely have spent too much energy, time and emotion on growing it out (up), and I realize that now. Especially with this last summer of the Swelling, Sweaty Curl-Frizz-Fro. Oh, no more. And the cool heels of September are here. I took some new End of Summer pics to celebrate Fall. Yay. Hurrah. Fall!!!!!! In the Ozarks I can start to see it, but when I return to LR it may be a different story.
Hrm. Tomorrow I'm going to try and make a mixtape out of the very ecelctic group of 10 cds I brought with me up here. Now, if I were one of these i-pod-ophiles I wouldn't have such worries, but we'll see what I can make out of this menagerie I've got. It will definitely be my "Les Vacances Mix" and memory trigger. What do I have in there? Hrm. Isobel Campbell, The Decemberists, Amy Ray, Death Cab for Cutie, Kathleen Edwards, Johanna Newsome, Belle & Sebastian, September 67, Camera Obscura, Indigo Girls (live w/ Sarah Waters), Arab Strap and Siddhartha (audio book). Doesn't sound so awful. After I finish my employee reviews (yes! a little work on vacation) I'll reward myself with a mixtape(cd). And I want to finish mowing the lawn (it's funny to see how many trees have survived my teenage years of mowing over half my father's orchard and yard seedlings). Then preggers Nellena and not-so-preggers Chuck are coming in for the weekend. Hurrah... Enough people for a proper Apples to Apples game.
PS. ( Look, you could see the leaves start to change today.Collapse )