The less I update and am online is probably directly related to how well life is going ; I got a job, finally, part time, making sandwiches and soup and cookies - the people are nice, the responsibility is limited, the season is slow with the onslaught of winter in New York. So I've months ahead of me sitting peacefully, making chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies and toasty chicken clubs (and eating what I like in the course of the day) and being paid to do so. It's a five minute bikeride from home, to boot, which I like alot (the idea of being able to bike or walk in). With what i make selling handmade dresses and sweaters I think the season will be just fine. And truly, having a small daytime job is good for the spirit, I've found I have far more energy and am generally happier and more productive with my more-limited free time.
My first long shift was yesterday, a twelve hour day, and though I am off today ryan left at 4AM for his job in manhattan, I guess these are the lives of adults. It's our first snowfall here today so I am drinking hot chocolate, working on a sweater, and roasting seckel pears and starfruit in the oven. Tonight I will roast small gold potatoes and, maybe, make some kind of broth. I really do adore winter, and I am glad I have a real one here on the east coast. Ryan and I found so many secret places this summer, I cant wait to see them endowed with snow. I think my new favorite time of the day is when ryan and I are both off work, showered and warm, and squeeze onto our small couch together to watch married with children. And he is so good! He picks me up from my shift with my favorite coffee, he goes to the post office to mail my sales out if I dont have time, ug, little dreamy things. It's the little things that really stay with you, I'm finding.
On my list is get a tree (a real tree, there is a small family owned treefarm right down the road!) and decorate it with all the tinsil my heart can stand. Crochet laceweight bookmarkers. Work on more sweaters and scarves. Use silver and white satin more (something about winter makes me love satin dresses, must be fond memories of holiday themed theater in my childhood). Watch wes anderson movies and listen to among my swan on vinyl (my first paycheck is buying a recordplayer and mazzy star pressings).
I don't think anyone looks at my blogspot, it's never going to be the kind of networking for me that livejournal was, or even instagram is now, but i like to keep it as a collection of my work and life as it moves along. Reason for that though is the seemingly pointless plug of my shop here : I have been taking silversmithing classes at night & recently released a few of my pieces into my shop (www.conjuration.bigcartel.com) - the problem being that it is an expensive hobby, and if I spent that money I just want to wear what I make, so, mostly I am doing that - mostly I am working with labradorite, rainbow and blue moonstones, and lapis because of my particular fondness for them and their properties. (labradorite had me at the tale of eskimos believing the northern lights had become trapped in it). I am also steadily taking commissions, have been pleased to make no less than one dress a week custom, and that they are all being bought as wedding gowns. Probably in the event I really start coming into money for luxery materials I would do bridalwear exclusively in a gypsy/bohemian and nouveau strain.
I couldn't be happier right now, sans some kind of gourmet cupcake in my mouth. A really cute movie I watched recently was The Giant Mechanical Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5D8JMsPk3o), there is a scene where jenna fischer says she is 30 and doesnt know what she wants to do with life and she didnt see why it was a problem, and it really spoke to me as only a romantic comedy with jenna fischer can. God, I really related to this character, and her romantic turn, with ryan.
Other things that might inspire you: The milky way as seen from the VLT or the earth from the ISS.