October got off to a slow, inauspicious start -- all vacuous errands and failed writing projects that went nowhere. I was done recovering from September's illness-and-travel extravaganza, but trying to resume real life was like trying to start a recalcitrant lawnmower.
Things didn't start falling into place until a week or so in. I cut back on improv and dancing, and I spent more time reading & writing & playing guitar. Then there was another week or so where I got distracted with winter-clothes-shopping, but I got that sorted, leaving even more time for peaceful household puttering.
That's made me happy. I post lots of stuff to the blog, and my mind feels like it's doing something useful instead of slowly turning into pudding. The weekends are still pretty useless -- I mostly drive around and run errands -- but most weeknights I keep myself busy with creative stuff.
Apart from that, there isn't much news. I can't seem to dance worth a damn this month, which might bode ill for the upcoming dance exchange. I have a pleasant project to work on at the office (and a much quieter desk). I've schmoozed a bit in the local film scene, and done improv shows here and there.
All in all, October was the best month since February. So: hooray for that.
I guess I get another week or so of peace and quiet before the rollercoaster resumes: a wedding in Ohio, then the dance exchange, then Thanksgiving in Louisville. Hopefully I can keep carving out an hour here, an hour there for my silly creative pursuits.
Mood: happy · Music: none