i've been collecting ideas on pinterest. this is going to be great. i asked doc if we could divide the garage down the middle with the shelves, he said "we'll see" which means yes, once i see it done, i will like it and let you keep it that way. he is also resigned to me using the shelves, not just my set, but his set, too. which would really help with organization.
i'm going to wait on the people across the street to see if they are getting rid of their carpet. they've been living there without furniture for almost a month, it arrived over the weekend. i know there were no pets across the street, so the carpet would be a score for the studio.
and i can get the cam out there! art studio cam! again. once again.
i didn't dream last night. i've been clinging to my dreams, trying to cling to the euphoric sense i get when i'm dreaming. if only i could hold onto that all day. i know. if only we all could.
my xmas tree makes me happy. i took pictures of it (you can see my favorite on the front page of http://fabulousdisaster.com.) and as i was playing with them and picking one, i kept trying to adjust the color because the tree was so dark, then i remembered that the tree is black, it's supposed to be dark. duh.
my mom gets home today. i expect to hear from her in the next couple of days about the xmas decorations. i wonder if she has an extra tree skirt. i had a cheap cotton one with sparkles on it, but i know she made at least two of them, she can't be using both. as into xmas as she is, she only believes in one tree. i can't find mine, this is why i wonder.
Major is in the hallway howling at my closed door. we sprayed in there again last night. we're carpet bombing them in each room. moving the furniture into the middle of the room and spraying and then vacuuming and then waiting a day and spraying again. we're losing the battle. well, we win battles, but we are losing the war. we've got to be more diligent. i have to unpack the books in the back room. get those boxes out of there.
doc has to deal with his room. it's his mess. he's never actually moved in there. he has slept in there a handful of times, but he never made it his own.
but i want to drop all of that and work on the studio. there is enough light in there during the day, with the back window, the open back door (or even with it closed, there's a window in it, too), and then if i need more, opening the big door. there are two outlets i can use. i have a six foot folding table and an old glass topped dining room table to set up for work spaces. and shelves and such. i can move the monolith of plastic drawers out of my room and out there. if i can get it set up in time, i can even put a small tree out there. but i have a lamp and a fluorescent fixture i can put up. all i need is a fan, which i can order online later. you can get them cheap all year round at walmart.com. they only last a couple of years with constant use, but i think they're good buys.
i've decided to take my stereo out there and hang the speakers on the wall. it's the kitchen/mudroom wall, so the bass won't matter. the CD player still works, so i will rely heavily on that. i will also take my computer speakers out there to hook up to the laptop when i'm out there. my only regret, i cannot hook up to the internet while out there. it will make working easier, with fewer distractions when i'm writing. i can reach the cam out there, but not the cable.
time to go play on pinterest and then take a nap and try to get the rest of my sleep. i know doc wants me to sleep all at once, but i can't do it. not yet, i'm working on sleeping in bigger blocks, though.