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how could i be bored?
Pretty easily, actually. I seem to have a talent for it. I have a ton to do, but with Wolfie trying to sleep I have little ambition to get up and do it. I'm in a mood downswing and that never bodes well for Getting Stuff Done. It'll pass, but unfortunately, it also tends to foster unease about Getting Stuff Done In Time, which feeds the mood downswing, which fosters more unease, which... you get the idea.

I should get off my ass and go do something productive to try to break the cycle, but unless I cut a new garment, most of what I have to do is either seam finishing or seam ripping, and both require good light, which I don't have here in the computer room. At the same time, I have nothing to read and no properly comfy chair in which to sit in my workroom, and so I'll get bored doing that. If Wolfie wasn't trying to sleep, I'd flit back and forth, but he is, so that's not happening. Actually, I'd flit back and forth between the workroom, the computer room, and I'd have the TV in the bedroom on. For some reason, I need a ton of stimulus to really be productive. I had a 24 hour sewing marathon back in 2001 -- I started my LiveJournal the same day, in fact! -- and I had my machines in the same room as my computer and TV, and it was great. No such joy here; we only have two satellite boxes.

If we ever move out of Lawrence, I want a 4 bedroom house, or at least a three bedroom with a finished basement. I want room for Wolfie and I each to have a studio big enough to move in. Actually, what would be super-nifty would be a large, renovated barn, with living quarters downstairs and studio space upstairs: he can have one end, and I'd have the other, and we'd have a reference library in between. I could have a big-ass cutting table, and a counter along one wall for my sewing machines and a computer, and room for fiber, yarn, and fabric stashes, a loom, and at least one or two spinning wheels. A dye kitchen would be nice, but not totally necessary.

And downstairs, a nice big kitchen with lots of cabinet space, an island, a double sink, drawers for tools, and window with a view over the sink. (My last three places, including this one, have had brickwork over the sink. Can't even put up a pretty picture on brickwork, and no one wants to stand around talking to you while you do dishes.) Oh, and a Bosch dishwasher -- they're soooo quiet. And a big bathroom, with a linen closet, a big whirlpool tub, and two sinks, attached to a big master bedroom with roomy closets that get used, with a Tempurpedic bed. And a pretty kid's room/guest room (depending on the direction our lives take), another bathroom, a den/library for hanging out in after we're done in the studio, and a living room for entertaining, because it's actually a home I'd invite people into. And somewhere in there, is a nice place to tuck the cats' litterbox... perhaps a laundry room near the bedrooms? And as long as I'm dreaming, let there be hardwood floors and lots of natural wood, everywhere we can have it. And light. Lots and lots of light. Good light-blocking shades for sleeping-in-time, but lots of light when I want it. I hate living in a cave. Polar bears don't, you know.

Of course, they don't live in spacious renovated barns, either. I bet they would if they could, though.

God, I feel all fussy tonight. Very unsettled. I hardly know what to do with myself.

i feel: restless restless

3 trips or shoot the rapids
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: May 11th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC) (base camp)
Oooh... I want your dream house too!
From: caulay Date: May 11th, 2004 08:21 am (UTC) (base camp)
That house description sounds pretty much like what ahf and I are looking for right now. Should we let you know if we find any spares?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: May 11th, 2004 12:32 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Don't I wish. Not till we win the lottery, though.
3 trips or shoot the rapids