June 17th, 2009
Have I told you I have the summer off? I’m taking the summer off! But I think I need a project so I don’t just get ass grafted to the couch with stacks of books and the carcasses of diet pop bottles scattered all around. So here are my ideas:
-I have a big sewing project, a quilt I started a while ago and then abandoned when school hit the pre-graduation frenzy, that I’d like to get back to. It’s the most ambitious one I’ve ever attempted!
-I also have a writing project that is long overdue (to get started on I mean – there is no due date). It is, of course, a zombie novel. I am not so foolish as to think I can get it published but I do enjoy writing (note the frequency with which I update this blog), and I love zombies, and I love thinkin’ and writin’ about people’s personalities, so it seems like a good way to make use of some of my free time. If it’s good maybe I will share it, but I am not really sure how my novel writing skills are so we’d better wait and see if it sucks before I commit to that, no? Anyway is there anything more tedious sounding than someone’s first effort at a zombie novel? To read, I mean. I think it sounds like a blast to write.
-And I have of course a lot of reading, including psychotherapy reading, to mow through. I got a recommendation for a basic starter book on logic from Zed, since I have a kindling interest in philosophy, and Husband says I need to read Hume so there’s that too (any Hume experts in the house? I will probably need your help when I get around to this).
My backlog of books is formiddable – I started tonight with a Russell Hoban novel I haven’t read yet (for anyone who missed it the first ten times I made the recommendation, the best novel I have ever read and you should read it too is Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. It is so good I would marry it, or at least read it twice a year.)
-I hope to do a lot of socializing this summer also. We have a great patio for entertaining and now that it’s getting warmer I hope to make full use of it with guests. We could use with more comfy seating I suppose, but what can you do? All our furniture came with Husband’s apartment three buildings back. This is not really a project so much as a commitment to not become a shut-in as I have a tendency to do sometimes.
But sewing and writing and reading are going to be my main summer projects I think. First, tomorrow I am going to get the apartment cleaned up. I cannot think or work in a messy apartment – my brain just shuts off and I get all wubbly-jubbly feeling. And I’m going to try on a bride’s maid dress with my sister in law, who is getting married in September and, bless her, picked nice dresses for her bride’s maids. Actually I suppose I am a bride’s matron, since I am married? In any case we have a lunch date tomorrow. Lunch, dress, cleaning, and then: SUMMER PROJECTS!
I am really excited to have free time to just do what I like for two solid months! It’s going to be great!
What are you doing this summer? Anything special?