I’m happy to report that things have not changed much since the posting of my last blog. I’m still feeling wonderful, invested, creative, and energetic. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had a few down moments (hey, this is life; who doesn’t have those?), but for the most part, I feel like I’m still seeing clearly for the first time in ages, and I hope it stays that way..
In keeping with my new wave of energy, I’ve decided to try some things that I’ve never tried before. Nothing as drastic as jumping out of a plane (cough/RachelSpangler/cough)–not yet, anyway–but things that I’ve talked about or thought about at some point. Silly stuff, really, but I don’t care. I don’t want to call it a bucket list. I’m too young to have one of those. It’s just…new stuff.
I want to try my hand at knitting. I wonder if I’d be good at it or if my lack of patience would be a detriment. (Said lack of patience is why I don’t play golf. I want to be at least somewhat decent at it, and I suck at golf. Golfing makes me want to throw things. Mainly expensive clubs and little white balls.) I used to crochet with my grandmother when I was young, so the idea isn’t completely foreign. I got some helpful advice from my friend Susie, so I’m going to give it a try.
I want to learn to make the perfect martini. I know there are dozens of varieties and I’ve already tried my hand at a couple. I must have done all right because the folks I fed them to were three sheets to the wind rather quickly. And they wanted more. So far, the dirty martini is my favorite to make; at least you know what you’re getting with that one. The French martini is the one that sneaks up on you. Yikes. Not sure which way I’ll go next. Suggestions?
I wonder if there’s a place around here that does trail rides on horseback. I’ve always loved horses, though I’ve only ridden once or twice in my whole life. Bonnie is a bit intimidated by them, so this is an experience I’d have to have alone, but I don’t mind. Got to do a little research. If you’re local and you know of someplace I should look into, I’d love it if you’d let me know.
I’ve also decided it’s time for a change of creative space, so Mikki and I are doing a switcheroo. She’s taking the attic and I’m going to turn her bedroom into my new office. It should work for both of us. More privacy for her. More wall space for me. I picked some paint samples today and I’m going to slap them on the walls this week, decide which one makes me feel the coziest, the most energized, and the most like a NY Times bestselling author. That’s the one we’ll go with. Lots of windows and sunlight in the new space, so I plan to have plants (another thing I’d like to get more into). I’ll post a picture when it’s ready.
Blogs are for babbling, right? I hope so because I feel like that’s what I’m doing. I hope you don’t mind.
What about you guys? What are you interested in that you’ve never had the time or inclination to try your hand at? I can’t be the only one. Talk to me!
Okay. Off to make some more changes. Like moving the laundry from the washer to the dryer. Such an exciting life I lead!
PS: I hope you voted!