My husband and I have settled into a new rhythm to our weekdays. He's busy working remotely from home in my craft room upstairs (also known as the cat room...or guest room). He'll be in various virtual meetings and Holly will walk across his laptop to take center stage. If only she new that people were watching. After lunch we take a walk with Frodo as long as it's not raining or like yesterday not super windy.
This morning I heard a woodpecker while drinking in the beginning of the day as I stood outside. I try my very best to write a few things down that I'd like to do during each day and they're simple goals. Mainly my watercoloring has been scant. I don't 'feel' like it and when the afternoon arrives I know I won't do it at all.
Yesterday I set up the paints and supplies right after breakfast so that when I walked by I would be reminded to do something, anything. This worked! I enjoyed playing around with color mixing and found joy. I'll be doing the same today as well.
As you can see in my first photo, I am on the first sleeve of my orange sweater. I work on this project at the end of the day while watching TV. I'm zipping along nicely. My other photo is the citron shawl that is growing ever so slowly. I cannot multitask while knitting because of the silk content and the lace weight yarn. So I listen to podcasts instead.
I'm finding joy in spring's arrival and the flowers that are blooming in my yard and on my walk. There's joy in phone calls with my kids and my family. Who knew that making homemade banana nut bread would be a delight heralding memories of my mother making the same bread many years ago. There's joy in a well curated menu plan that I glance at and know what's for dinner and I find joy in the days that are left overs (no cooking!).
Birds are singing, leaves are sprouting and sometimes the days are warm enough for a light jacket. All joy.
Where are you finding joy?