Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feels Like an Update

Just to let you know, I'm still here! I haven't posted for an insanely long time, mostly because this grad student financial situation doesn't really lend itself well to traveling much. But since this January weather is not exactly winter weather, my Scamp cravings are starting to poke their heads through, along with the daffodils and crocuses. Please don't. It's only January. The semester doesn't end till May.

But it's been a good morning in terms of Scamp life. I filed my taxes this morning and my return will allow me to replace the tires on my ten year old Scamp. Happy Birthday, Little Scamp!

My Scamp has been stored this winter at a-friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend and when I went to winterize it, I found it full of spiderwebs, the Halloween-density kind, and so I hope the stuff I put in there keeps them out--though I'm definitely not sleeping in there until I've thoroughly fumigated and bleached and vacuumed and cursed a lot.

But the other plan for the spring is to hijack my mother's sewing machine and redecorate the interior. The layout itself is pretty perfect, so I don't know that Dad and I will do much tinkering with it this summer--but I have material for curtains (garage sale), a coverlet (Goodwill), and it's going to look great. The colors are brown and muted light blue-ish, so it'll be classy without being overly thematic. Of course, the coverlet may or may not stand up to the claws of Galway and Maeve, when they chase each other on the bed. But we'll see. Nothing lasts forever.

But my other brilliant idea is to do this with my cupboard doors, for extra storage (they're those over-the-door shoe holders and I cut them to fit the doors):




I plan to spend a chunk of the summer writing my portfolios for my comp exams Up North, so I hope there'll be some trips. K2M got me a gift card to the Minnesota State Parks for Christmas. Can't wait!

But I will have to.