10.10.09

We're here! We're Queer! We don't want anymore bears!

It's about frickin' time I found something to occupy my time with. It's awfully damned uninspiring to be stuck inside a house though. Now that the car isn't safe to drive, I don't even have the option of driving up the road to check the mail. There's nowhere to go within walking distance (except other houses, none of which contain any friends), so the walks are just walks. Also, there are mommy bears with baby bears wandering around around Black River, so the just-walks are cautiously short. When I go out in the woods today, I don't want to be in for a big surprise, just in case today's the day the mommy bears go apeshit on trespassers.

I really have no excuse for the extreme apathy that's overtaken life in this house though. I can think of plenty of things to do, besides all the general housewifey stuff. There's the semi-housewifey related stuff, such as craft projects like sewing, knitting and embroidery. There's a bunch of leaves on the ground that need to be raked. I can cook, bake, read, or write. I have a few things left to do for my move across the country. In fact, when I actually sit down and think about it, there's a big list of things that I could and should be doing. I think I just got really fed up and burnt out with the mundane routine of housework and painting. I have been in such a bloody funk the past few days, and haven't done much besides watch tv. I've watched a bunch of movies: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Revenge of the Creature, Placid Lake, Boy Eats Girl, Ghost Town, Arachnophobia, The Locals, Irina Palm, The Legend of Lucy Keyes, The Orphanage, Mulberry Street, and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. There may have even been some other movies in the mix as well. There was definitely some Colin and Justin's Home Heist. And, yes, all those links were necessary.

Speaking of crafts, there are a few half finished and half forgotten things collecting dust around here. I've started collecting recipes I like, so I can make a little recipe book. I have a good start on my skull embroidery project. I have yarn for a scarf I want to make. Mom bought some cotton yarn to make dishcloths to match the new kitchen colors. I need to darn my winter hat and mitts with the red skulls on them. I want to make halter tops out of a couple of my old t-shirts. Bender needs some leg warmers and a new bed (even though he mostly just uses the couch now). Plus, there's a whack of Halloween craftiness I could be playing with. Yup, no excuse for the apathy.

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