This past week I've been fighting a sinus infection and gave up yesterday. I saw the doctor for some modern medicine and hopefully I'll be back to normal soon. He said that this year has been a terrible year for airborne illnesses. Good to know! I was taking it personally.
One day (ONE) I witnessed the sun peeking out to say hello and to prove itself of its existence. I walked around the yard with Frodo and snapped some much needed photos. The sun was out for a couple of hours and then the cloudiness returned.
I lingered in the sunshine soaking up the rays like the garter snakes in my backyard. I can see the attraction to sunbathing in winter.
As you know I've been documenting in my daily planner my creative pursuits and have been reflecting on how I spend my time. One of the biggest changes is how purposeful I am with my time.
My mornings are for the gym, errand running and doing daily chores. I try my best to keep the afternoons opened when I can for my artwork or knitting.
I've noticed when I'm not feeling well I read books or watch art tutorials on you-tube. Then there is the occasional do-nothing-but-day-dream away. Is it wasted time? I don't think so. Sometimes you cannot schedule everything and not every single minute has to be purposeful living.
What I like about my daily creativity planner is the creativity pockets of time that are there for me if I want them. I can choose to sit and paint or I can choose to sit and knit.
There are days when I do nothing creatively. Usually it's my babysitting day on Tuesday. When I come home my brain is toast. I gave up cooking on Tuesday as well. It seems that just not expecting anything is the best medicine for a work day for me.
Watching a preschooler is tiring! (I don't know how I had the endless energy when I was a mom of littles)
In other news, I'm completely sold on fountain pens and the power of the written word. How nice to sit down and write buckets of ideas. Even though I am languishing in finishing two sweaters I am planning the next knit excitedly on paper.
I started reading a new book, Warlight. I picked this book up while in Canada and so far the story is engaging. On my Kindle I'm still reading A Better Man. I tend to read this on the treadmill so I'm not rushing through the story. I believe many of you were disappointed in this Gamache book and I guess I can see why and I'm only half way through it.
Happy Valentine's day! This year Holly (with my help) gave my husband a valentine, since he is her all time favorite even though I scooped her up off of the side of the road and saved her life. It was a huge hit. Who knew that there are valentines from cats and dogs.
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