I am all over the place–not just my clothes pulled from a suitcase, littering my closet floors, or the weave of words in this post, or even my travel schedule, or hair. I’m a blur of thoughts and to-do lists, and even as I type this, I know it won’t come out right. There will be too much to say, that it will be more precise, cleaner, if it’s all split into neat little sections, drip-fed throughout the week in a series of digestible little posts. So that’s exactly what I’ll do. I’ll be palatable, and throughout the week there will be posts about interior design solutions (when I find them), friendship, travel, work schedule, the guilt of being a mother, insomnia, activities for two-year-olds, Moose paperback design, TV projects, and martinis… all packed in. But for now, it’s a list. There’s only one way to properly procrastinate, and I find it begins with a list designed to keep you from procrastinating. A "That’s One To Grow On" list because when I feel craptastic I look for order and then make shipping orders. Which is what I’ve done here. I’ve done this before.
Because wouldn’t you rather the magic markers be magically where they belong instead of between your sofa cushions? Organization, toys, and other necessities of a magical home life with toddlers. Now if only I knew where to put it all. How exactly does one go about dividing the space of a playroom into "spaces" for different activities? I know there’s a science behind it. That a playground, for example, needs to be mindful of different heights, of including a water feature. There is a rhyme to all the design reasons and it has nothing to do with Little Boy Blue or a cow jumping over a moon. Where does one go about painting on an easel amid wall-to-wall cream-colored carpeting? Come kids, let’s go hang out in the garage.
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