October 30 was moving day. A few months having an extra human and a dog turned into 10 1/2. The final month included an additional human. I got my basement back on October 30 when they moved into an apartment! What used be a makeshift bedroom (often with clothes, blankets, and dog toys all over the floor) is now this…I’m not sure what to call it now. A bonus room? It’s a space for sleepovers, TV watching, game playing, or just hanging out. It’s a space for guests to stay … if they’re not too squeamish about sleeping in a basement space that is very roughly finished. It’s not the most beautiful space, but we’re fortunate to have it. For that, I’m thankful!
Once I returned the futon to a couch, I added a couple new toss pillows and a cheap rug from Big Lots to cozy it up a bit and to cover the stained carpet. For a cheap rug, though, it matches the space perfectly by pulling out the brown as well as the light blue carpet that shows around the edges.
Some things really fell behind during that 10 1/2 months, mainly my photography. My website hasn’t been updated that entire time, and I didn’t actively pursue any sort of marketing to high school seniors because I knew I wouldn’t have the time to spend in my office editing photos much less creating the marketing. My blogging fell drastically as well. The new monitor to hook up to my laptop with the broken screen helped only a bit. We set up a small desk for it in the living room. It just didn’t have enough RAM to process raw photos, and there were too many distractions to focus on writing. I’m not sure where we’ll move that now. The Christmas tree has to go where the desk is currently situated. I won’t think about that now. I’ll think about that tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day! (Said in my best Scarlett O’Hara imitation.)
Plans now? I’m not quite sure, but it will definitely include at least a few hours per week focusing on photography work. Perhaps I’ll even venture back into making jewelry. Whatever the case, I should create a schedule to stick to. Without a schedule, I’m a mess! No focus! No direction!
So this was a scattered, near train wreck of a blog post. See? I’m out of practice!