This weekend was both lazy and full, without feeling rushed or too busy. I think we’re both still feeling exhausted from this summer of full- we’ve both been racing through the summer, through projects, meetings and work. My cough is still hanging around, and Intern is feeling the effects of a very busy work schedule. We found ourselves doing a few things we hadn’t planned this weekend, which turned out to be just what we both needed. We treated ourselves to extra rest, but also a few neglected chores around the house AND we found a way out of the house and into the sun for a good long walk in the morning, and a walk over to our friend’s house in the Mission in the evening.
We performed the boring but satisfying task of a refrigerator deep clean and sweeping of the floors, always with at least one cat undermining our efforts or under our feet. We caught up with a Seattle friend on Skype and managed to get all of our groceries and laundry done in one afternoon. After a weekend away, and feeling sick for three weeks of September, I’m feeling caught up with the tasks and rest I’ve missed. My motivation for work took a big nosedive towards the end of September, but I’ve found a good stride again, and am looking forward to a few new (exciting) projects in the coming fall months.
I’ve made a few big decisions about Skill Exchange, namely that I’m taking a break from coordinating any new public events until January. This was a hard decision, because opportunity came knocking three times(!!) in unexpected places, testing my resolve to take a break. I know January isn’t far off, but I need to regroup, and I need to focus my attention on a few business issues before Skill Exchange can move forward and grow. Things will be simmering and quietly cooking in the next few months, and I’ll be ready again in January to share some new plans and projects. In the meantime, I have a some other design projects in the works and I am eager to get cooking these projects as well.
The cats and cat photos in this post are of course, completely unrelated to the topic at hand. I just wanted to remind everyone, we’ve still got more cats than people over here.