Oh my goodness! I've neglected this blog. Mostly because I use it mostly for art postings and I haven't had significant amounts of time to make art. Most of my blogging has been done on my livejournal blog. http://www.livejournal.com/ I have made an attempt to post there on a semi-daily basis about my daily thoughts and happenings. Most are public posts, but I do keep some private or friends only.
I'm back to working a fulltime caseload again. While I'm happy to be busy again and anticipating eventual larger paychecks to pay off some more bills, I'm going to miss the spare time!
I'm participating in Sheri Gaynor's Creative Awareness 30 Day Bliss Challenge and so will try to keep this blog more updated as part of that. :-)
Blogging gives me joy. I love to write and blogging brings me a sense of bliss. I manage to find time to blog each day even when I can't get out my art supplies.
Heading into the holiday season brings all kinds of busy-ness that eats up time, but I am working on some major lifestyle changes and taking time for myself to rejuvenate is one of them that I'm making.
My house is finally in pretty good shape once again. I was a cleaning whirlwind for the week preceding Thanksgiving in prep for a special guest. Our daughter brought her boyfriend home for the Thanksgiving holiday. This was HUGE, he may be "the one". We had a lovely weekend and absolutely love this sensitive, thoughtful, bright, affectionate young man! To see his face light up like Christmas when she walks in the room brought me such joy! Julie Wren is a very special woman and he is worthy of her!
I am taking a lifestyle class at the local hospital, meeting weekly and it's been fantastic. It runs for 4 months. I've lost nearly 30lbs since the first of October and have started exercising on a regular basis. I feel so much better! The group is great! I'm enjoying the members and the lifestyle coaches are fabulous! With the rejuventation of physical energy and the banishment of depression I find that my muse is busy whispering to me once again.
We're keeping the holidays simple this year. Julie will come home for Christmas but we will be getting together after Christmas at our son's house in Fargo and will draw names for Christmas so there is a minimum of Christmas shopping to do this year. Tom and I will exchange small gifts and will exchange with Julie when she comes home for Christmas as well. I'm giving small homemade gifts that I will make or purchase from other artist/crafters to the others I need to give gifts to this year. Giving handmade gifts, mine or others gives me bliss!
I will find 20 minutes of bliss each day, sipping a cup of holiday tea, and sitting in candlelight and tree light to let my dreams surface.