Friday, June 28, 2013

Don't Call It A Comeback

How I feel most days.
I realize today is not Monday, but it really has been too long since I have updated this blog. Life has been pretty busy. I thought that living with my boyfriend would offer me more free time since I would no longer be frantically trying to squeeze seeing him into our conflicting schedules. Turns out the majority of my free time now is devoted to him. We both get home late, for instance, so instead of sitting in front my computer like I used to do when I got home from work, he and I eat dinner together, get caught up, and watch a movie, TV show, or the previous day's episodes of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. (I'm enjoying John Oliver, by the way. I think he's a great stand-in for my beloved Jon Stewart.) Then we're usually in bed around midnight, which is very crazy for me, a devout night owl, but Greg gets up stupid early half the week, and I occasionally have to leave the apartment by 11 to be to work at noon.

Meet Tabitha.
I have some quiet time now because I woke up a little before 6am and couldn't get back to sleep. I decided to give up trying around 7 and came out to make tea, eat some toast, and finish updating my food blog which was started two nights ago. It turns out that I am only a morning person if I get up ridiculously early. If I stay in bed and eventually fall back to sleep, I feel sluggish and totally unmotivated, thus getting almost nothing done. We're still trying to put the apartment together, and I am still trying to cut a few hundred words from a story so I can submit it to a particular online magazine, not to mention all of those other stories, novels, and
comics that are sitting here unfinished and neglected.

One point of accomplishment in the past couple months is that I sold some handmade re-usable coffee sleeves to the Eyrie in Depot Town that I had crocheted and sewn cute buttons onto. I am hoping that I can crochet some matching hats, scarves, and possibly gloves and sell them this fall either through the Eyrie again, or one of my two jobs, which both do consignment. 

A bit about the Eyrie. It is a fantastic gift shop that sells only items made by Michigan artists and crafters. You can find all kinds of things there from handmade soaps to jewelry to car decals. I picked up some Star Wars themed wine tags for Kimmy's birthday and an outline of the Great Lakes decal for my car (which I still need to apply). I know that not a lot of people think of going to Ypsilanti unless they already live there, but seriously, you should check out Depot Town and the Eyrie. There is enough in Depot Town to keep you busy for an hour or two, especially if you get a drink from one of my favorite watering holes, Sidetrack, or a beer milkshake (really, this exists) from Cafe Ollie. On Saturdays, there is a farmers market, and the Eyrie is open from 11am to 7pm.

Greg is up now and making us breakfast, so it's probably time for me to move on with my day. I am making it a goal to cut the remaining words from that story so I can have it critiqued and ready for submission. Greg has been working on his own board/card game, which is highly motivating. He is the first person I've dated who does more than just talk about doing stuff and actually does it. My mind is blown.