Friday, April 04, 2003

Friday Five Band Wagon

Well, I’ve been seeing a lot of people do this Friday Five thingy and since my blog muse has abandoned me I can at least fake it with this.

How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life?
Wow! 10 –I had no idea. I don’t think I’ve ever really thought about how many different dwellings I have inhabited.

Which was your favorite and why?
Oddly enough I would have to say the house where I grew up is still my favorite. It was just over 4,000 square feet on almost 2 acres of land. There was a lot of space—private space—and I like private space. We had a sunroom that ran along the back of the house with floor to ceiling windows. It was probably 20 feet long by 6 feet wide and I used to wake up in the middle of the night and go sit out there and think. It was so peaceful looking out over the backyard and up at the stars. It has been over 10 years since I’ve lived anywhere where there was privacy. I miss it. I really do like the place I am in now though but it’s still not my own.

Do you find moving house more exciting or stressful? Why?
I find it exciting but also very stressful. Well, packing and unpacking are no fun and usually something breaks along the way.

What's more important, location or price?
Hmm. That’s a difficult one. I would tend to say location is more important than price but I guess it all depends on what you are looking for.

What features does your dream house have (pool, spa bath, big yard, etc.)?
It is lake or ocean front with several hundred acres of land leading up to the house. There are stables and of course horses. The house is a sprawling ranch, warm and inviting with comfortable furniture. It has a HUGE gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances like Thermador, Jenn-Air and Sub-Zero including an indoor grill.

It also has studio space with three at least two walls of windows where I can get lots of sunlight to paint and design. The master bedroom has a sunken den area and the master bath has a large walk-in shower with at least two showerheads and 5’ by 6’. I would like the house itself to be a combination of stone, wood, and maybe stucco preferably with a shake roof. I want clean lines and open spaces—think Frank Lloyd Wright for inspiration.

It seems I have written quite a lot. Perhaps this is the push I need to get rolling again.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Blah, Blog, Blah!

Ok, so I have been remiss in posting. I could apologize and say I’m sorry, but I’m not. I have not really had anything to say of late. I don’t really want to make this blog just a aily detailed description of my lackluster life, so I have remained silent.

Do I have something to say now? No, not really. Well, not anything of importance anyway. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking—as I am apt to do—and since I have an hour commute in both the morning and the evening I have the time to do so.

I suppose in some way I like the definite just as much as I like the indefinite. (my dichotomy is showing again) I have become quite frustrated with myself for never being able to come to any concrete conclusions. I hate to say it but at this point in my life, I’m rather wishy-washy and apathetic about a lot of things. You have no idea how this upsets me. I have never been a nebulous kind of person. I have always known what I believe and acted accordingly. The one thing I do know is that I don’t know much of anything anymore.

Now, onto details of my lackluster life.

Hubby’s grandfather has been in the hospital and is quite seriously ill. We have been spending a lot of time up there with him as he is in a lot of pain and the hospital he is in is seriously lacking in patient advocacy.

My job is going well. This week has been stressful but it’s the beginning of event season so things are always hectic at this time. I really miss designing and the creativity of it. At the end of the day I now have papers I have shuffled around. I miss having a tangible object that I conceptualized and saw through to fruition. I do not miss the stress that went with it.

Hubby has started a new schedule. He will be working 10:30am to 7:00pm. Hopefully this will give us the normalcy we have been in need of. I don’t know how much longer we could have handled his old schedule. We never got to see each other and as for quality time together... not much at all.