In a way, I don’t have much to report. I’m just working really hard- I’m shooting photos for Volume II of CGB, going through everything I own and smallerizing, and getting the house ready for its new adventure in being a house and an apartment.
I’m kind of exhausted, but in a good way. In a Get It Done kind of a way.
I’m working so hard that I’m crossing things off of my list that have been there for years. Yesterday morning, it was like I was handed the Hot Sword of Awesome and my list was wrought in butter.
It was hard to hold it all morning, but I did, I kept it raised until it went away. No one keeps the Hot Sword Of Awesome for more than a few hours; it’s good to make the most of every second.
I’ve taken a thousand photographs in this past week; many of them will need a lot of Photoshop work to pull their clear, clear-coated, metallic, soft pink or pale yellow beads out of obscurity for the white background of the book pages. I weep with gratitude now when I get a piece that isn’t edged with pale or clear beads, like this nice black-edged bangle from Debra in Nova Scotia.
Tomorrow afternoon I’m off for a couple of days of actual vacation; I’m as excited as you might guess I might be. I’m so tired from all of the work that I’m perfectly primed to just let go, and the timing is excellent- nothing is on fire.
In lizard news, my friend Allison is here for the weekend, and I was so pleased that Orangelina ran out to greet her, and even hung out with us for a while as we watched birds. I think of O as very social and friendly, completely engaged in her environment, aware of me, curious about the goings-on of the yard, but you never know if she will get involved with visitors.
But she did. Maybe tomorrow Mr. Long and Lovely will show himself. I haven’t seen Alexander since the fateful day that I refused him entry to my bedchamber.