Ami_B (who is glorious is pretty much all ways) says that paint chips are like porn: They are fuel for ones own daydreams. :-)
In my appartment, which is cool in summer and cozy-warm in winter, and includes all the utilities (or, failing, all the utilities except the hydro) there is:
A big, portable-appliance-friendly kitchen,
A bathroom (with a tub, and some room to manouver),
space for a bedroom, a dining room and a livingroom,
password-protected, wireless internet (and a corner where I can tuck my folded-up desk to act as a phone-stand, lan-cupboard, and computer-stand)
The bedroom has an accent wall in deep, rich eggplant purple.
The dining room has an accent wall in "Valhala" (a deep, rich, slightly pinkish, ruby colour)
The living room has an accent wall in "Lake Simcoe" (a super-deep, cool and instense dark teal)
The kitchen has an accent wall (or more than one) in a deep, calming, joyful royal blue.( furniture per room )
The appartment is walking distance from a variety of very good, inexpensive and/or organic-fairtrade, local, non-chain restaurants, as well as various community (multiple communities, in fact) events and services, the Transit Way, the local public alotments garden, and at least a couple of my friends. It may or may not involve a balcony, but does have some private space where I can enjoy the outdoors and/or grow food and flowers for my own, personal use. (I also grow food and flowers - big food, like winter squash, and indiginous flowers like echanacea and trilliums - in a plot in the near-by allotment garden).
I have regular gatherings - my WW gatherings, but not only them - say, about once a month or so. Some of them are pot-luck, some of them are Pagan Feast-specific, some of them are big excuses to cook stuff and feed people I like. All of them involve putting to use my good dishes, serving marvelous, delicious, allergy-safe, seasonal, local food and (with any luck) drink. All of them involve me being really, really happy.
I read my poetry and my erotica alloud at various events (open mic nights and fund-raisers), and people actually come to see ME perform.
I also sing in my alumnae choir.
I ALSO sing in a pick-up-edging-towards-pro jazz/soul/blues/standards fusion girl-band. And people come to our gigs (most likely the same ones that I'm reading at...) to hear US perform.
I am a published poet and/or erotica author (even if it's in Bywords, and the books are still in the works ;-)
I have steady work that pays enough that I can afford to splurge on *organic* groceries on a regular basis (or, at the very least, on the eggs, milk, cheese, yoghurt, chicken, turkey, and other critters or critter-derived substances that I eat) while still being able to go out for coffee/dinner/brunch a few times a month (or, better, a week!) and indulge in the occasional new book, cd, pair of shoes, bathbomb, eyeshadow, etc. (that I don't have to give back after a couple of weeks) and being able to maintain a small-but-steadily-growing savings account.
I have a therapist who charges me $50/hr or LESS with-whom I am working on my many, many issues (slowly, perhaps, but with noticeable progress all the while).
I attend the co-ed bi discussion group most months, and maybe some of the other PTS groups as well (undecided on that one).
I sometimes attend poly and/or kink open get-to-know-you events.
I attend regular Pagan events (open circles, private rituals, or non-ritual events like the burnches) fairly often.
I have a female friend (or two)
-whom I experiment, kinkily in a fun, casual and mutually-satisfying no-strings-attached kind of way.
I find time and money and energy at least a few times a month to go out dancing, or to shows that take place at night.
I take bellydance and pottery classes (possibly at McNabb?) every so often, when I'm feeling rich.
I may be involved in an on-going poetry zine with some of my friends and/or I may have a website of my very, very own where I post erotica (poetry, prose, and - if I get REALLY daring - pictures) just 'cause I can. :-)
I have burgundy hair (once more - yay!)
I can and do make my own clothes, shoes/boots, jewellery, and possibly dishes (and have fun using mixed media to do it - for example I might make a huge, queenly necklace/collar out of soft cloth (like flannel or something) but heavily stitched - using bright embroidery thread - with huge, flat beads/disks/tiles that I made out of rolling-pinned clay and glazed in deep blues, purples and silvers). I also make (and possibly sell) clothes, jewellery and dishes for other people. :-)
I am creative, compassionate, beautiful and strong.
I am creative, compassionate, beautiful and strong.I AM creative, compassionate, beautiful and strong.
(Click your heels together three times... ;-)