Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday is Cleaning Day, But. . .

I think I feel a case of Spring Fever coming on.  The weather is just too nice outside to stay inside and run a vacuum!  I might just do what really, really needs to be done (such as finish this blog post) and then go find a nice shady tree to sit under.

On to the page . . . This page depicts exactly how I feel today. . . energized and a happy heart.  I took both dogs out for a nice long walk early this morning (although, they both were a little obnoxious today for some reason . .. maybe they have Spring Fever, too?).

I made a mental list of the "must get done today" stuff and then let my thoughts wander to wherever they might go.

I thought about those new houses that are being built in the middle of an established neighborhood. Do we really need to build on every little piece of available land?

I thought about how happy we are that Sheila (our Cattle Dog) doesn't seem to be having seizures anymore since we've stopped giving her Proin and switched to a holistic medication.

I thought about how Morgan (our Shiba Inu mix) has come so far with the training.  She's still a little bit neurotic, but at least she doesn't jump out of her fur every time I try to pet her.

I thought about how nice it was to go to Carlsbad with my husband and just enjoy time together.

I thought about the next journal page.

I thought up a few more ideas for blog posts.

I thought about what I'm going to do for the next Stamp Club meeting.

I thought about how very blessed I am.

What about you?  How are you feeling today?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Sunshiny Day!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bubbles with a Splash of Coral

I try to take the dogs out on a walk at least four times a week.  While I'm on these walks, I do a lot of thinking.   I think about what I can post on the blog and always seems to come up with something really good, but of course, when I sit down to do it, my mind is blank.

Funny how that happens.

So then I thought, why not do warm-ups for writing like I do right before working in my journal? And ya know what? The same thing happens.  I stare at the blank notebook pages and just doodle along the margins.  ***sigh***
Supplies used: Crafter's Workshop stencils: Balzer Designs Pomegranate and Triangle Plaid, Gathered Flowers, Dylusions Letter Jumble, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint, Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint, Gesso,  Tumble Dye Spray Inks, Mr. Huey's White Spray Ink, Stabilo Pencil
But then I thought . . . I'm a pretty structured person.  Not only do I need it, I crave it.  I have a weekly schedule . . .I do certain things on certain days . . .and perhaps I need to include "free writing" time into my schedule.  Just fifteen minutes a day. So that will begin next week. . . 15 minutes a day of free writing . . .about something . . .or nothing . . . or everything. Just to get myself back into the habit of writing.  I'm excited to see where it leads . . .

What about you? Do you have any tips you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them!

Thanks for stopping by today!