Life + Health



My skin is rebelling against the stress of the week, emails are piling up, I’m too tired to sleep, I’m thirsty, I somehow have to design two book covers from scratch as well as make revisions to three more before tomorrow at noon, the cuticle on my left thumb is sore, I ate too much salt today, I look tired, the weather is weird and humid and warm and un-fall-like suddenly, the garden is feeling neglected, I’ve accomplished nothing tonight, and I want to go to bed and not get up until November.

By next week things will be much better, I’m sure. On Saturday we’re making a day trip to Philadelphia, and Sunday will be for buying winter clothes and doing a little more demolition in the bathroom. And then on Monday I’ll get up for work and try not to worry about everything so much. And then my skin will be happy, and so will I.

p.s. Watching the incredible progress they’re making over at Day at a Glance is both inspiring me (it’s only taken them a month to get that far!) and bringing me down (we bought this house a year and a half ago!) at the same time. I really need to take a week off and refocus.

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  • Reply Barb McMahon October 5, 2007 at 9:02 am

    We’ve been in our place two and a half years! We’ve usually finished up and moved on by now!!!

    Life just gets in the way sometimes.

    I’d recommend a week off with NO focus….

  • Reply Vic October 5, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Good luck with the renovations. I know it’s hard and cen get you down, and every job takes longer than you think, but the rewards will be worth it. Your dining room looks great!

  • Reply Anna at D16 October 5, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Barb, I have 18 vacation days left that I have to use before the end of the year! Ugh. I am the type of person who finds it stressful to schedule days off.

    Thanks, Vic…it’s getting better, as long as we avoid the rear of the second floor. 😉

  • Reply DiP October 7, 2007 at 7:52 am


    You went right by us, TWICE! 8^P
    Next time let me know!

  • Reply Anna at D16 October 7, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    I saw the exit for your street (er, road?) on the way home! E’s sister lives in Philly now, so we’ll likely be down that way soon enough. I’ll let you know! 🙂

  • Reply Gabrielle October 7, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    don’t get down on yourself about the time you are taking to redo your place. there’s nothing wrong with putting some thought into each step – you’re less likely to have regrets that way. your place looks great to me!

  • Reply DiP October 8, 2007 at 8:12 pm

    We would LOVE to see you guys but I better get that tooth brush working pronto!!! 8^P
    let me know!

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