Something in the water…

Okay, so I am a TOTAL cuckoobird at present.  I don’t know what’s going on with me, but I have massive amounts of energy, and about eight trillion projects lined up.  Some of the projects are tiny and some are mammoth, but they all feel wildly important.  And most of them are at least a bit domestic.

Could it be that I am “nesting?”  Impossible!

Essentially, what has happened is that we have decided to put down roots in this area, at least for now. Finally!  And so I am funneling all of my  energy (and if you know me, you know just how much of my time I spend on  into my little corner of the world.  It feels really wonderful to aply this energy more productively, to focus it on actual projects instead of hypotheticals.

Here are my projects, in order of hugeness (and not including a novel, a chapter book, and a poetry collection I need to write)

1. I want to put up a swing and set up a sandbox in the yard.

2. I want to get estimates for a nice patio of some kind.

3. I want to get involved with the new school around the corner. Volunteer, PTA, etc.

4. I want to create a playgroup in my n’hood with other parents.

5. I want a KABOOM PLAYGROUND in the little park down the street.

6.  I want to petition for speed bumps and sidewalk repairs on my street.

7.  I want to explore the International Charter School further.

8. I want to harass the cops daily until they do something about the sketchy (crack?) house on Cogar.

9. I want to invent my OWN school, a (Hebrew/Arabic language)middle school in Dekalb County, in time for my kids to go there.

10. I want to dream about larger house projects, things we can’t afford, but might do someday (garage, tile in kitchen, new floors upstairs, lots of closets)

It’s a funny feeling, this one. Suddenly I’m looking around at all the things that have driven me nuts for five years, and instead of seeing problems, I’m seeing solutions. WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON????

5 Responses to “Something in the water…”

  1. Collin Says:

    Glad you’re sticking around. We need to have lunch soon.

  2. Kathy Says:

    I’m glad you are sticking around too – we’ll have to have you next year for another author visit!!

    you sure you’re not pregnant – LOL – nesting is usually a sign :)

  3. chris Says:

    Perhaps a sense of optimism is adrift in the air, now that we have a new prez in the While House?
    I know I feel something is different…

  4. Rebecca Loudon Says:

    A friend of mine did that exact thing, started her own school. Here is a link to the school. It might inspire you!


  5. Half-Past Kissin' Time Says:

    What a great feeling! I remember the first time I actually hung art on the walls of our home, having moved quite a bit in the previous few years. Setting down roots changes one’s perspective. Having read a few posts this morning from a former foster child, it makes me a little sad to think about those kids out there who never get the chance. Sorry for the tangent, but you inspired it! :)

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