The Woodshop

Started working on the woodshop today. It has been a mess. Too much stuff, not enough room, and poorly organized to boot. I got myself in a situation where it was half-done, and such a pain to fix that I mostly haven’t been in there doing much. But I have a box full of half-finished necklaces that I intend to get finished, and a couple of sculptures, at a minimum.

Even with the Bearbricks and Labbits watching over me, this is going to be a tough one. Organization is not exactly my strong suit.

Chocolate Chips and Writing

I’m making brown butter chocolate chip cookies with pecans tonight. We like to make a batch and freeze them, so we can have a couple on the weekends without going crazy. The whole house smells of them.

A friend (see his blog link — The Juggling Writer — over there) mentioned 1000 Words of Summer, which is a little mailing list driven thing about writing a thousand words a day for awhile this month. It starts Monday. I think I’m going to do it.

I haven’t really written fiction since my breakdown, seven years ago. I’m in a much better place now. I’ve been reading some of my old stuff and wow, I it’s clear to me how much pain I was in, and how I was trying to write my way out of it.

I don’t need to do that anymore. I think, I hope, I can just write some stuff. We’ll see. If I do, I may post about it, or even post it. Who knows. Depends on how awful it is.

We begin again…

Each row represents six pepper plants. 12 JalapeƱos, 12 Habaneros, 6 Aji Rico, 6 Hybrid Atris, 6 Numex Easter Ornamental, 6 Whopper Yellow Bell, 12 Sweet Habaneros (the taste without the heat for Brigitte), 6 Tequila Sunrise, and 6 Shishito peppers.