Wait … no … there I am!
Over the last few years I feel like I have lost bits of
myself going through “this mess”. Pieces left with pain and frustration. Some left with boredom, others with the anger
over all of it. But today, this morning in this minute I feel fairly whole
again. Perhaps it was that third cup of coffee or happily working on home decorating
projects, but more likely it was that warm fresh warm air hitting my face on my
January morning walk and best of all because there isn’t much pain currently.
The sun is shining SO brightly today, and in fact, they are
forecasting record warmth. This type of weather can in no way leave a person
sitting on the couch feeling sorry for themselves and has thankfully pushed me
out the door. It’s so nice in fact it feels
like we have skipped winter all together.
The snow we did receive early on is only a distant memory. Unexpectedly
robins have come back into the yard (although I fear the darlings may soon
regret that early migratory decision!) and the geese and random ducks that live
on the lake have grown active and chatty. Getting out with nature a buzz, it’s
hard not to feel so good.
Even though the studio still feels a bit foreign, I’ve resolved
to head down daily, even if just to read or sketch. I had started on a few Valentine’s creations,
but frustration has left them unfinished.
A few new “whimsy” spring pieces are nearing completion and happily they
will be offered up on PFATT February 10th! I've even thrown myself
into a few little decorating projects.
It keeps my mind busy on the days where the nerves in my arm and neck discourage
me. Dear husband’s offices (home and work) needed attention and with his move
to new company digs, the office looked empty.
The endless baking and candy making at Christmas wouldn’t let me finish
his new large abstract painting by Christmas as anticipated, but it has been thankfully
coming along as of late and the Ikea goodness and ordered artwork have transformed
his space. The home office is at long last getting a new coat of paint and
updated décor and the desk that he and my father made is getting a new antique
barn wood top!
Its days like this where I am reminded and happy to share
life with you. I apologize for falling
of the map for so long. There is light
at the end of this tunnel and though a long journey, I hope to get there