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Artist-in-Residence at Chez Firth

Monday (11/3/08) 8:14pm - ... wherein Peter recaps October '08.

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.[1]

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.

[1] I also rearranged how I schedule writing into my day.  I won't bore you with the details; suffice it to say it made it much easier for me to get momentum going on projects.

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