Free time! To do…what…?

This is the first day of Summer break in which I don’t have to go to work, and am not forced to do art.  I’m thinking that I’ll spend the spare time reading.  And doing art.

I’ll need to get back into my Art journals, and while I’m at it, I can try and read through the rest of the textbooks I got on my first semester in the MLIS program.

So far, today, I’ve largely been asleep — I might be called in early next week to pitch in, if anyone is sick.  I meant to volunteer to be a third hand, but unfortunately that is not a possibility.  I did eat ice cream yesterday, though, which lowers my immunity, and I am still recovering from illness…and as usual, work is still full of sick people…so I figured I would rest if I could.

There are two things I know I need to work on, though:

  1. Entering the masses of receipts from the last several months into a form where I can see how much I’ve been spending; then clearing these receipts off of my desk.
  2. Cleaning the Art area, downstairs.  Not so much the art-making area, but the storage area.  I’m fairly certain that the reason the springtails are even around there is that my Painting supplies were airing out down there, and damp.

Also, a bit of errata:  it’s pillbugs who can’t breathe without moisture — they are the crustaceans, and have gills.  Springtails just constantly lose water through the surfaces of their bodies, and so need to be around dampness to avoid desiccation.

Not that large of a difference, but.

It’s probably going to be something of a challenge to try and get all the past artwork packed away, the new papers ready to be used, and to just clean up all the disorganized stuff, down there.  I would not have thought, at 16, that eventually I would have artwork piling up.

Ah — and the beadwork stuff (like beading mats with loose beads on them), I need to put away.  If I can get the flat things packed up, I should have more room to put away the finished drawings.  There really isn’t a good place for the paintings, though, except on the walls.

For now, though…hmm.

Cleaning the storage area would require me to bathe, later (which I need to anyway, though)…and I might find things down there like millipedes.  >_<  And spiders.  But, it would get me back into contact with the art materials I have.

Why don’t I work on that — put on some clothes that can get dirty, tie up my hair; then plan on taking a shower and washing my hair, later.  I’ve slept enough today so that I doubt I’m going to want to lay down with dust and bugs on me…

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Haru ("Codey") is a third-year Master's student in Library and Information Science, hoping to find a way to fuse their desire to make the world a better place and to finance their art.

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