Now today I am sad because of a celebrity death. I don't think there have been more celebrity deaths this year than normal, but it kinda seems like it.
And for whatever reason (general Star Wars obsession, recent feminist reawakening, release of new Star Wars Movie, the fact that Star Wars was the first movie I remember seeing in the theater...) the recent death of Carrie Fisher at age 60 hit me harder than other celebrity deaths.
Here is what I am grateful for:
Carrie Fisher was outspoken about her struggles with mental illness (she was my people).
It wasn't bipolar mental illness crap that killed her.
Everyone should now go purchase some princess leia-related merchandise from Karen Hallion.
I want a do-over on this month. Entirely too quick. Right. Just wanted to pop online and say that I am doing well-ish. I have a wicked headache at the moment so that feels like a lie.
And my house is a disaster but it really isn't that horrible.
And I am overly fixated on the fact that my chromebook is missing the #5 key. And that it went missing while children were playing with the thing and I am quite irritated by this. I don't often use that key, but there it is, empty, staring me in the face right in the middle of the top row there.
I have been staying off the computer, off facebook, off email and off blogging. Mostly a time thing, I think.
I have had the art show to get set for. And then Christmas, because that's a thing here. And now I have a while off from work in which I can set unrealistic goals for things that I will accomplish but then spend most of the time laying in bed with a slight headache yelling at the children who have done nothing but eat cookies and play vide games since waking.
And one more KarenHallion Fangirl item: Here is the shirt I ordered myself for Christmas... Girls rock.
I was quite despondent this summer when I realized that I had waited too long to register as a vendor at the Women's Art Festival at the Colin Powell Center for the Arts this December-- actually this coming Saturday the 10th.
Apparently the slots for jewelry vendors are so popular/coveted/overrepresented that those booths fill within the first few days/weeks of registration in May.
I asked to be put on the waiting list.
She told me there was already one other person on the waiting list ahead of me. And that she had never dipped into the waiting list before.
So when I got word last week that she had a spot for me, I was THRILLED!
Now I just have to work out the logistical details. Super stoked. Getting my stuff ready. Currently on hold with state tax service to make sure all my ducks are in a row. Quack quack quack.
Work stuff has been fine.
Children have been yelly every afternoon.
Which is less fine.
I am too busy to write at the moment.
Quaker, teacher, parent,