Friday, August 20, 2010

Tripping Me Out Right Now

Have you ever heard of this book? Have you ever read it?
A very peaceful hippy that I met while traveling suggested it to me and I started reading it last week. It's supposed to help you find balance and peace in your life, but right now it's mostly got my head spinning.

It's about letting go of all the useless junk that is always bouncing around in your head and enjoying and appreciating what is going on right this moment. It's harder than you'd think, and I think I like it. It's not an easy read, but I have a feeling I'm going to be glad I did once I'm done. I would love to hear if anyone has read it and what they think about it.

Diversity in Living

This week has been one of those upside down weeks, but in the best way possible. Started semi normal. A little too much web surfing not quite enough work, but I do my best.
Right in the middle of the week of pushing to get it all done my dad asks if I want to go up to our cabin for a few days. Turns out I have a flexible schedule so I'm in. We drove the three hours up there and I go instantly from emailing and web surfing to being completley cut off and loving it.
We worked hard for two days. We worked on the tractor, I cleaned the tack shop, and then we spent about 8 hours cutting brush out of this field so that more grass would grow there for the horses. Him or I would drive the John Deer while the other lifted or lowered the mower (that is huge by the way) and being dragged behind the tractor.
How greatful am I that my day can start in the mountains driving a tractor and watching hail storms from the front porch - to dancing the night away at a free Big Boi concert (yes, you heard me right, Big Boi) with a follow up at Urban.
The answer is very.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am the epitome of unmotivated right now. I have a million things to do - many of which I could be doing on this here computer - but I can not bring myself to be productive. It's 10 a.m. I've been up for an hour and a half and I have yet to do one thing that is not useless. Kelly, Cardon, and I were talking about this at dinner last night; The pitfalls of being self employed. I am a shining example of this right this second. So instead of breaking through and being a design rock star I thought I would blog!
I'm on the last leg of a 18 day east coast journey. Starting in DC I worked with Lizzie on her amazing new little home - then a jaunt to West Viginie with a herd of radical DCers - then I made my way north to Maine where I met up with my clients/friends to look at a new project of there's - and last of all a few days in the city to catch up with some hommies and supposedly get some work done. Ha! The only photos I have are from Maine because I took them with my phone. Camera is dead and being a genius I left the charger at home. Just too much to keep track of I suppose.

Katie and Leo being the cutest

This water is so pure - when you swim in it you feel like you should be drinking it down at the same time.

Sneak peak into the new project. It's a 7 building camp built in the early 1900's. There are 3 livable cabins. A boat house, a bath house, a school house, and a house keepers cottage. Should make for an adventurous time to design. Unfortunately they have someone restoring it right now, so there is no need for my help with materials (which kills me just a little bit), but I'll be all over it when it's time for furniture, rugs, lighting, and those final touches.