I’m taking a break from posting on the internets about my new zine to mention that I have lots of PIFs (Pay It Forward in EtsySpeak) up in my Etsy shop to celebrate my 2,000 Etsy sale. Custom buttons, free coffee, etc. Now that I’m all caught up I guess I’m looking for more work so that I don’t have to clean my office? I even posted and ad on Craigslist looking for a new housemate. Ugh. Now I have those e-mails to sort through and talk to the rest of the folks about.
I live on the corner of a one way street. Across the street from my house is a soundwall with a bunch of Ivy growing on it. This is what the autumn raining Portland looks like to me working at the dining room table:
So, we live right by the freeway and it nevedr fails that at least once a month a semitruck will come down the road that isn’t one way and try to turn right on the one way street. The problem is that the soundwall blocks the front and the telephone pole on the far curb makes it completely impossible to take a right. This morning a semitruck distracted me from button making and so I took a photo and watched the show as it tried to turn 4 times before backing up into a tree down the street and breaking a branch. Wow, my life sounds really dull doesn’t it?
Last night was the second night that I retreated to my room and fell asleep before Paul’s band practice was over as I was reading the 3rd book in the Dies The Fire series. Paul came up after practice and my immediate reaction was to pull the covers over my head as if it was 5:30 am and he had just come up from his shower and was going to turn on the light. His response “what are you doing? The lights are already on.” And so they were, I had turned on Christmas lights to read. it made me feel silly. I really need to go to the post office today but I’m feeling lazy in this weather.