It's late and I'm here glancing over at Nora who is sprawled across G. Nora seems to be adjusting to my work schedule, though I now get more haikus from Garret about coming home to an empty house. Life is just good right now.
Then today G had the day off while I worked, which was whoa odd, and he did some things around the house. I came home tonight and lit a candle and relaxed. I felt calm about having no clue what to make for dinner and in a flash decided to through together some little pierogi-like pastries with leftover smashed potatoes and some ground beef. I made 3 flavors: some with scallions, some with sauteed red onions, and some with tandoori and curry powder. Delicious!
I've said for years that I need a tidy and orderly home for my own sanity, but struggled to get it that way. It's not just G. I also tend to let my artsy side take over and stop mid project because of responsibilities and then clutter sneaks in and I just get beyond overwhelmed. But today I just felt so calm. And I washed up the dishes and cleaned up the minimal clutter (mail and such). I can maintain like nobody's business, but I need fast approaching deadlines to get it all done in the first place (which is how I rocked my college papers, thankyouverymuch).
Tomorrow a friend is coming for coffee and G and I are kicking the office's butt. Life isn't perfect but it's better than it's been in a while.