Friday, October 28, 2011

...and Exhale

Our application was accepted. We move in on the 15th. Nekhtet!

Today I am working from home while listening to YouTube videos of the German medieval/folk music band Faun. Beautiful...

Faun on Wikipedia

Last week I received my order of incense from Nippon Kodo. It's past time for offerings of thanks. I will be reviewing the different scents here soon.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waiting and Boxes

My husband and I have turned in our application to rent a cute little apartment not far from here. It's the first floor of a duplex (is it still called that when it's top and bottom instead of side by side?) built in 1930. Victorian glass doorknobs, wood floors, different from what I've always known, and so adorable! If you've ever seen the movie Office Space, the apartment the main character, Peter, lives in is exactly what most apartments in the Dallas metroplex are like. Bland, boring boxes built in the 1980s and 90s with no character, cheap wall-to-wall carpeting, all packed together like Lego bricks. Green metal front doors and green metal railings, all exactly alike.

It occurred to me a little while ago that Peter's apartment is exactly like his job. Bland, boring, sitting in featureless boxes, all stacked together like Lego bricks. All exactly alike. And the corporation treats its employees like that too. Cheap, interchangeable, disposable. I'm not even sure where I'm going with this thought, but the association got my attention and made me wonder if it was intentional on the part of the writers/director.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Today I have been cleaning. I washed bedding, scooped the litter box, and made a start on cleaning the room my husband and I have been using as a junk room. Until we move into our own place, I will need that room as my dance/sewing/ritual room, and it was a mess. I've got the trash picked up and almost everything sorted into piles. Fortunately, we don't really have that much stuff, so it didn't take too long.

I was supposed to attend rehearsal today, but I feel like I'm coming down with something. Bleh. Light cleaning (no scrubbing the bathroom!) and resting while surfing the internet, I can handle.

Maybe I'll start writing my bellydance class syllabus.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Beginning

A couple of months ago, 'round about Wep Renpet, my husband and I moved with our two cats from Dallas, Texas to a cute little town outside Boston, Massachusetts. Happy New Year to us!

We've been renting basement space from friends, but the cramped conditions mean we're all under each other's feet and we have to get a place of our own. We are looking at renting a place just a few blocks away with one of my husband's coworkers as a roommate. It's a whole lot more expensive than I am comfortable with, but the extra space would give us some additional income options. I would have a good-sized room to use as a studio, so I could teach a small bellydance class, or make and sell costumes. My husband can tutor art students. We can host a life drawing group.

Now the goth in me wants to host a death drawing group...