Summer Goals

Today in Chico it is supposed to reach a high of 108 degrees. In Paradise, on the ridge where I live, it's only supposed to reach 102. I can tell it's going to be a scorcher because already at 9 am, the heat outside my door is just the slightest bit uncomfortable. It's a day where you have to shut your doors and windows, against all instincts that tell you to fling them open. It's simply too hot. My cool tile floor will make it to about 4 or 5 pm, at which point it will succumb to the heat, and my little house will finally settle and melt into it, just like the rest of the world. 

I'm organizing this morning and today is Asher's last day of school. I have to run errands, find last minute parts for his costume in his play tonight, and do one million other things that I can't think of. Oh well. The past couple years, I've gotten a lot better at not caring as much about things I can't get done. C'est la vie. For real. 

So far today I've eaten an apricot, several cherries, and had a cup of coffee. I'm about to brush my hair (an undertaking) and shower and then go be in the heat. I think tomorrow I'm going to run off to the woods for a night with my honey and sleep under the stars. 

Summer Goals:

  • Go to the Tuesday market often. Buy lots of stone fruit and hand out postcards for my shop
  • Clean Asher's room. Like really clean it. Get rid of the clothes that don't fit him. Organize. Etc.
  • Read more
  • Write more
  • Go to the water more
  • Nap more
  • Lay around a lot
  • Visit my grandmother and aunt in Wisconsin
  • Make stuff with my hands

What about you?


I Miss You

Hey guys, I'm here again. I couldn't go away forever, I guess, and I got some special reminders of that lately -- so thank you to all who love me and you handful of ladies who have been reading this blog for years and years. It's such a trip to have this digital track record of how much I shift and change, but here it is. I'll appreciate it while it's still around, I guess.

Do you like my new blog header? I'm completely obsessed with my hand-carved stamp from Anne, and I've been using it on everything for my business. It's perfect. Sometimes the best things come from the simplest places. Thank you, Anne!

Here's what I've been up to, and I'll expand more soon:

  • Working on my shop, which is breathing and growing and teaching me things every day
  • Building a new online shop, a hefty project but I'm determined
  • Writing a lot, for Annapurna Living and The Bohemian Collective
  • Being in love
  • Learning new things
  • Remembering old things
  • Trying to be myself more and more each day and love myself for it

How about you?

Right now it's almost 1 am and I know I'll be kicking myself tomorrow for staying up so late, but oh well. I've had the best night of organizing, cleaning, cutting up old t-shirts, re-vamping my blog, and eating brownies in my underwear. I went to Lake Tahoe this weekend and rolled home today at 2 pm to 96 degrees at home. So I stripped down as soon as I could and indulged in the Sunday heat. It's been a real pleasure, I tell you. The heat is difficult if you have to get things done, but if you can be leisurely, it's really quite nice.

Tomorrow is Monday, though, and the last week of school for Asher. And then it's summer vacation. And time keeps moving on, no matter what. And so we might as well enjoy it and steep in the awe and wonder of being here at all.

More soon, I promise. Tell me what you're up to right now, now that it's June.