click on that link above. I’ve never published it, but…it’s the gardens.
“You should take some days off,” my boss said. So here I am on the last week of the year, in that in-between, get-no-work-done week, wondering what I should do with my time.
Should I create? OR should I destroy? This is always my dilemma, on those odd days when I have time off (and it is seldom that I do). Today I am vacillating between going to the studio and making pots, or stay in my kitchen and unmaking the cabinets (i.e., demolition).
I seem to remember most of my construction projects in my old Minneapolis house started this way. Specifically, I can see my pajama-clad self sitting and sipping coffee at my kitchen table, saying out loud “I hate this floor.” Boom! That’s all it took, and for the next three weeks I was on my knees pulling wire staples where the subfloor was held down to the “real” floor of raggedy bird’s-eye maple.
Will this kitchen demo take as long? Uh, probably. Perhaps even longer.
Or I can organize my seeds and plan my 2011 garden. That won’t take as long, and it might actually be a good use of my time.
p.s.: It’s 4:30 and I have opted for kitchen demolition. Yay! Chaos, inside!!
The laughing Buddha smiles at the mess so far (8:00, the night of the morning when I wrote up this post…dusty, dirty, and yeah, I’m happy too). “You should get rid of this fluorescent light here over the sink, too,” he says. “But first, find a safe place to put me!”