Sunday, July 08, 2007
A little rocky on the re-entry here--a million things to do and I have to go back to work tomorrow (insert unenthused yay!)The world feels like a rough and relenting place tonight and I'm anxious for no reason.
Otherwise, a glorious vacation in which included home-cooked breakfasts, naps, big sky, semi-trashy novels, afternoons near the pond, one cookout, one picnic, fireworks, and copious amounts of fried chicken. Also a riverboat casino trip on the Mississippi (one of the last ones operating in Illinois and not for long), which was lovely on the scenery (pelicans!), but which swiftly relieved me of my allocated slot machine money and a little more. My parents love gambling and I wanted to tag along for the ride, but those places make me depressed, mostly older folks loading twenty dollar bill after twenty dollar bill into the machines like zombies.
I did manage, over the course of the week, to finish up all ordering snags in in the bird museum. The second section was the tricky part. I felt like there was some internal logic in the first section, but the second was sort of random, which makes me uneasy. I tend to think better out there in the country somehow (well as country out there as it gets), which is why I'll be going back in August (after a quick detour to Wisconsin).
The reading at Womanmade last Sunday went very well and sold all ten copies of at the hotel andromeda I'd brought along. (Thanks so much for all you lovelies who have ordered it, your copies will be in the mail tomorrow-you're going to love it!)
This weeks projects include getting Orange Girl ready to go in time for the Quimby's reading on Saturday. Also some new collages with the paper I scored both at the craft store in Rockford and some stuff I've swapped, collected, stolen, and otherwise obtained.