It's not really true to say that I am "not working" right now, I'm just not bringing in any income. But I am spending a couple hours every day working on my novel (which I've been working on sporadically for years, which now in the editing phase needs so much work because I did work on it so sporadically while writing the first draft) and I have been making some small strides in artmaking too. Plus I take care of home stuff and soon I'll be working garden stuff too (I can start seeds indoors in just a few weeks). My partner's income pays the bills, and we both get do work we enjoy. I usually take weekends "off" of writing, but by Sunday night I'm itching to get back to it. I've never felt that way about any outside job that I've had. I love to cook and garden, don't mind laundry, and can usually get my partner to do the dishes. At night we make dinner together and usually play some game (I am totally wiping the floor with him in rummy this month) and on weekends we go frolic. It's a very good life.
So I have been feeling fairly homestead-y lately and have been thinking I might restart the blog. Also, I've been looking at freelance gigs and thought it would be good to have an active blog again to prove that I am charming and I know things. So here I am. Expect more posts on urban homesteading, living simply and radically, nature observations, maybe some musings about art and writing.
In the mean time, here's a photo of a mutant carrot from my garden last year.