I plan to work fairly steadily on various stuff today until around 5, and then I'm meeting people for Thai food and a movie. Kevin gets home late tonight, probably after I get back from the movie.
In addition to the writing, I hope to:
- refinish the tops of my nightstands -- I did them hastily, and they're fine, but they bother me. Streakiness and a bit of trapped dust. There's no good reason not to do them properly -- just laziness.
- drill holes and hang drapes over the bedroom window (this is the clear plexiglass window above the bedroom door, letting in light from the living room -- it's the only natural light in the bedroom, and it's fine for me, but Kev has trouble sleeping)
- cut down and hem said drapes, since they're much too long for the window right now. I'd make Karen feel guilty about having my sewing machine, but that would just be mean, since I'm perfectly content just basting these hemmed for now, since they hang way far over anyone's head. :-) It'll take five minutes in front of the tv -- it'd take longer to set the sewing machine up.
- buy some groceries and fresh flowers
- work on WisCon stuff; there's still lots to do, even though I've now made a fair bit of art. For example, I'm supposed to decorate a shower curtain, as a backing for my booth. I don't have a spare shower curtain. I wonder if Walgreens carries them. I also need to buy a passel of spices from the Indian grocery store and dry-roast them, but I think that may have to wait until I have a car again, which will be next week. Which makes it next Wednesday's main task, which means I should get as much done as I can before then, which means today and tomorrow, because Friday I go to CT for my sister's graduation party
- learn how to solder. I have all the equipment -- soldering iron, solder, flux -- what I want to do is join two pieces of glass with solder. That's do-able, yes? Everyone tells me that soldering is easy, but somehow it's making me nervous. In part, because I'm not sure what surface I should be working on -- wood can catch fire, plastic laminate can melt -- I feel like I want a metal table, which I don't have. I'm probably just being paranoid, but I wish I had clearer instructions on this whole process...