Didn’t mean to go all Christmassy with the “colorful” theme, but there you go. This picture was taken one rainy afternoon in July. I lost my red umbrella like, two weeks after that. Two weeks after I bought it. Left it behind in Madrid. Well done, me. To be fair, it was a £3 umbrella from Primark, but it was red! I miss it still. Sniff. I haven’t bought an umbrella since. …that’s a little weird, isn’t it? I can’t actually see myself buying an umbrella any time soon, either. This may be one of those things I hold off on buying until I get to England, like the tripod and the serger machine. (Yes, that’s still the plan.)
Last week came and went on the blog — I finally got my new coat, I made a little In Love With Fashion wishlist, and I whined about the general suckiness of the whole week in video form. It’s all so unsubstantial it doesn’t deserve the bullet-point wrap-up treatment.
I’m feeling all right today — it helps that my sister is out and Oxford has decided to hibernate on my lap (though I keep bothering because I need to move around, poor thing). The Big Thing that I need to do is sew, and I’m excited about that because it’s one of those activities that takes up all of my brain and doesn’t let me get overwhelmed about other stuff while I’m doing it. It seems like I’ve been needing to unplug for some time and the half hour I spent making note cards yesterday really brought that to the forefront.
The other thing I want to try is to make brief lists every day, after I get up. Specific stuff that I can get on and cross off as I go. I have a lot to do and a part of me wants to write it out, but the rest of me is terrified to do that, especially publicly, so I’m taking it day by day. And one of those days maybe I’ll include “write up and post an ad looking for a place to stay in London in February/March while I (and my friend Annemari) look for an apartment to rent and jobs to take.” Maybe.
So those are my weekly wishes! What’s on your list this week?