It’s Fall, and life is still insane!
Life is crazy. I know I say that a lot, but it´s still true.
Pretty decent weekend. Sold some product at a garage sale on friday / saturday / sunday, which was good. Saturday went to my uncle´s wedding, which was quite a lot of fun, if not really loud. Sunday went ot Snohomish to get out for a little while, and found out they were having a car show. Parking sucked, but the cars were absolutely amazing, so that was a blast. Hit Ben Franklin on the way home, in Monroe, for some supplies for Halloween crafts – should be really cool. And cleaned the bedroom, which really REALLY needed it. It´s really quite an amazing difference, and it´s not even done yet. Very nice.
So tomorrow, Sept. 28 2004, is my two year wedding anniversary. I cannot BELIEVE that it has been two years. Looking back is certainly an interesting and introspective thing to do. I have definitely grown a lot, as has Janene. It is painful to realize that a lot of the growth is things that I should have dealt with years ago, but I suppose better late than never.
Other than the anniversary, which is the most important item of the week, there´s monday night football tonight with the guys, and a TON of work – both Fresh Rain Studios, Seasonal Essentials, and A Higher Standard. Lots of interesting things going on, that´s for sure.
Holly Moe, one of my closest friends, sent this link through today. http://www.okcupid.com/politics In her own words, “Kind of interesting, albeit probably quite worthless scientifically. ” Too true – but kind of fun to take.
Andy Moe (Holly´s hubby and also one of my closest friends) recently put up a statistic generator for everybody to use when looking for statistics on pretty much anything. You can check that out at http://www.moedaddy.com/random.php?ref=ct.
I´m working on Jon and Alia´s wedding website, and will let people know once that´s up and running. I´m also working on Janene´s art website, janenerenee.com – I´ll update people on that as well, once it goes live.
On a different note entirely, I´m still trying to figure out this crazy thing called life. There´s so much to do, so many possibilities, so many ideas and things that are simply amazing, that I just don´t know where to start. If you want to donate anything, from money to ideas or solutions to things, then do drop me a note. email@example.com will do just fine.
Also, I´m brainstorming about writing a book. I don´t really have anything I´m set on, so I´d love some opinions. I could go either fiction or not, and I´m open to serious suggestions about subject matter. This is mostly just for the fun of it, as I really enjoy writing. There´s no deadline, and it will realistically be a very long term project, I would think. Just enough else going on and all.
There´s a couple of really fun things going on in Snohomish these next few weeks. Stocker Farms has their corn maze and pumpkin patch, as does Craven Farms. We´re talking about going sometime to one of them (probably whichever is free, or if not the least expensive.) If you´re interested drop a note and we´ll try to keep everybody informed. I´m not 100% certain it will come together, as we´re trying to get into a few additional craft shows over the next couple of months.
Man, I would kill for land, and a home on that land. Preferably somewhere out in the middle of nowhere, yet close enough for Janene to commute in to Children´s if she decides (longer term) that she so desires. I´m not really interested in being a farmer, necessarily. But I am entertaining a few possibilities of things that could be similar in lifestyle, from the standpoint of the property paying for itself and allowing us to work from home. It´s a dream, that´s for sure. And also for sure, I intend to work dang hard to do whatever I can to move in that direction. Problem of course, as always, is funding. Even if I was working a paying job, instead of trying to get these businesses off the ground, we´d be like 120 before we had enough to move that direction. So my brain, as ever, is going in circles kickin´ up gravel. If you have any thoughts, or are interested in contributing to the funding, let me know. I have more solidified plans / possibilities than I´m willing to post here for the world to see. Such as it is.
Got to hang out with Andy this last friday while Holly, Janene, and Gretcen spent time talking and doing crafts. Played some starcraft: brood wars, which was cool. I´m hoping that things start to take off here so that I can free up some hours to play some additional games, or even just hang out.
Holy crap – have I mentioned yet that Fall is my all time favorite time of the year? I LOVE the colder weather, the colors, the smells (both inside and out!), the rain, the crisp air – oh my word. My heart both aches and sings for joy in the fall. To have a house in the country right now would be so amazing. Someday I intend to enjoy fall from my front porch, drinking hot chocolate and being with friends, and sitting by a fire with family. *sigh*