I feel so peacefully domestic. Almost uncomfortably so. Surrounded by the stuff of a day well spent without traveling more than three blocks from home.
There are those days that I wake up and am a domestic goddess, or rather a domestic squirrel - darting here and there doing all those little household tasks we all put off for weeks. This is all supremely out of character. Emptied recycling, also emptied incredibly small bathroom wastebasket that is always more of a goal than an actual destination for various debris.
The most reliable symptom of this mood is the rearranging of the living space. When I still lived at home, I would rearrange my room into bizarre layouts maybe three, four times a year. Always bizarre, because there is only so much you can do with a tenxten room with one window.
And let's face it; when you are in the midst of the somehow simultaneously monotonous and terrifying days of high school, moving your twin to the exact center of the room can give you a new lease on life.
I always tend to exaggerate the horrifying experience that was high school to a stereotypical degree. I actually had quite a good time, despite the inevitable heartbreak and embarrassment. I think I just don't want to admit that I still like moving furniture around for no good reason. It has nothing to do with feng shui - although my boy Guo Pu might disagree - It makes me feel like I have something new to look forward to - a new spot.
And what is a new spot really but a new perspective on life? No - literally - you see things from new angles. Seriously! You are seeing sides of things you've never seen before!
No, but for real - just keeps things fresh. And it makes you question your daily routine. If you have to plunk your butt down in a new corner of the room to watch those five episodes of Glee in a row, you might think twice and pick up a book.
My new spot is much more conducive to reading. Without no effort, I read for close to three hours instead of using the internet - something I've found difficult to do once I discovered how to use Megavideo.
This move I cultivated the perfect spot for me and my butt. With two roommates, there seems to be a natural claiming of spots. I put my computer on the seat. Primal, maybe, but come on - who's going to sit on a computer?
That kind of thinking has lost me about four to five expensive pieces of electronics in the past two years.
So, for now I'm camping out. Window sill to my left, fireplace to my right. Book on chest.
Jesus, I even bought flowers!
It's me, God. Marga-- FUCK. Who am I?!
Next stop: candles and a throw rug (vintage?)
Ch- ch- ch- ch- ch- ch- check it out: Dublin Flea Market