The weather's been like this. This is the view from my third-story living room. Left: an apartment building, a green field, and the fjord (which you can't see in this photo because it's too foggy, but on clear days it is a beautiful blue, with white boats, and then a sunset). Right: more apartment buildings and the Roskilde Cathedral in the distance (actually closer than it looks, I can even see the colors on the roof from here). This view makes the three-and-a-half flight climb (whilst carrying groceries and the suddenly-and-conveniently limp redhead) seem worthwhile. Even on rainy days, and especially when windy. I get to watch the birds try and fly against the wind. It's like my own personal comedy.
The redhead's been sick. He's missed school the last few days and has been chilling at home - painting, building lego things, and watching cartoons. Yesterday morning we went to the doctor's for a check-up and the library to restock on books and movies, where he got his first library card so he could borrow this Pirate book (what else). It was kind of a 'wow' moment for me, actually: I have a kid who has a library card. And who is also turning five next week. FIVE! In ten years, when I'm 36, he will be in high school. You'd think, at some point, it would kick in that I'm an adult, but no. Atwood coined it best: Everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
I've been unproductive-ish. I've been sporadically working on new sketches for Etsy, but it's difficult because, well, you know. What I like to pretend is my 'studio' is, in fact, a dining room table covered in little plastic dinosaurs and a pyrex casserole dish full of water where the redhead floats tiny lego boats. Whenever I can snatch a minute sans redhead, toys, data work, and household stuff, I get all my rapidly diminishing art supplies (must restock soon) out of the bedroom closet and take over the table-top. It's not exactly an efficient system, but it'll have to do until I have a bonafide studio with a lock on the door.
... How's your 'lately'?