An All About Me Retreat…

I’m going to take some much deserved time for myself the next few days! Yahoo! My family is headed out-of-town and I have some work to do which is why I can’t join them, slightly sad, but turning those lemons into…perhaps a Margarita for myself. It is our declared “Birthday Weekend” after all! (My hubby’s birthday and mine are three days/three years apart, starting Friday.)

Aside from sleeping late, watching a movie of my choice at whatever time I choose, getting some favorite snacks or meals to indulge in, and tossing in some uninterrupted crafty time, I intend to make the best of it and enjoy all I can muster in a weekend. Probably a bit too much as I tend to let time get away from me and over extend myself…anyone else have that “I CAN DO IT ALL…now” problem????

So here is my plan of attack…we’ll see how I do:

May or may not have to kick off my day early and drive to the bus station, so I’ll just plan on–  HA! HA!! Just got word my kin will be sneaking out early am…

  • Wake up whenever and since my coffee maker is busted at the moment…I’ll be headed straight here for a beverage en route to…
  • Here or another thrifty delight to peruse and see what I can admire, hunt, discover or revamp!
  • Pending how the above goes or whatever other time suck I encounter (I’ve already hit the bookstore this week and got sucked into that vortex so I can skip that) I will head to nature!
  • Nature: gotta head back to my end of the earth and get my woofer dog! I will run or walk, take pictures, draw or paint in the out-of-doors = loveliness, bliss, ahhh…
  • If weather gets persnickety, I’ll take it indoors or get to sewing, spinning or some yummies or hav that to myself in the evening!

There’s a fiber festival that’s about 3 hours away on Saturday, they have a few classes that would be fun but sitting and driving for 6 hours, yet dreamy at times is not what I’d love to be doing with so much free time all to myself, if you get my drift! So that’s a back burner…there’s a Kirtan tonight in town as well, or perhaps a last-minute hair cut, massage or, or, I love endless possibilities…

I guess I’ll keep it open and see what happens! What are your favorite things to do when you’re enjoying time to yourself?

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Myriad of Musings…

Took a little time to hang with a good girlfriend for a much-needed caffeine and brainstorming session. Boy that felt good, and they should definitely happen more often! Where does time go anyways?

Saw this find on the side of the road and thought it was a keeper! Cleaned it up and with some new nails and coat of wax it sparkles in the little corner it’s in.

It’s housing spinning, knitting, sewing and other art supplies now!

Sniff, Sniff…

Smell that? Uh huh, that’s right some new art supplies. They came perfectly upright and perfectly sharpened. Colored pencils in a huge assortment to tantalize and stimulate the senses…

Oh, but they are not mine. They were a gift, to my little girl from her dear friend, and I am a little jealous, that she gets some lovely NEW and SHARPENED colored pencils to play with, but wow, how they get played with and used. And they’ve already been given a place in the future studio space.

We’ve carried this ginormous box of pencils with us in the car, to other houses, and a coffee shop or two. They’ve remained sharpened and displayed in the clear box they came in, as my daughter also appreciates the new appeal of art supplies and the captivating essence they have in the creative process. The artwork that has been made since she’s received them has adorned many cards given away, thank you notes and special drawings to friends as well as other refrigerators. I anticipate the dwindling of these perfect pencils and knowing that for every inch that disappears from them, more and more wonderful images will be created and shared. Hooray for sweet new art supplies!