I have now started to read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron….on receiving it I had realised that I have previously owned this book, but at the time it ended up on my book shelf collecting dust….oh what a waste, but I was younger then, no wisdom whatsoever….
I have slightly adapted the writing of the morning pages to disciplining myself to ramble here each morning, maybe one page in a paper journal, you know, the stuff you don’t want anyone else to read….
So, I am now 51, if you are in your twenties, thirties or forties….don’t panic about the fifties….it’s actually OK….I kind of like it….the peer pressure is non existent, that might just mean I have become more selfish….Christopher has decided we are just socially inadequate…the more time we spend at home and doing our own thing, the harder it becomes to socialise….is it a skill you should try and keep or should you just let it go and do your own thing, after all it’s your life and it is pretty short….maybe a mixture of the two…..
Anyway, no big party for me….a Sunday lunch with family….that includes you Dawn….honorary member of our family, we have to do this more than once a year! I got massive balloons, my sister made her incredible Maltesers cake….I got a Healthy Eating magazine subscription, paints, Healthy Eating cookbook, a watering can planter with chutneys, a mandala colouring book, some pencils and some candles….some scratch cards, I won £3.00, and Christopher took us all out for Sunday lunch. A lovely day.
I decided it was time to stop talking about doing regular yoga and actually start doing it….so, for two days in the morning I have been doing just the Sun Salutations…it might not look like much but it’s a brilliant tummy workout, and my tummy does need some work….I can feel it….it’s working!
Now for the masses of work to do, almost all Christmas presents ordered and starting to arrive, I plan to create my own wrapping paper with brown paper and rubber stamps. I don’t do cards….I am Grinch like in that respect. Only three presents left to order. Last year we didn’t even do a Christmas tree, I don’t know why, I love seeing everyone elses and I love Christmas, but for me it is more about spending time with family. I have decided to dust off the tree and get it out this week…we must make an effort….
I will be selling some painted stones on Etsy along with any left over jewellery….I seem to have lost my tab up the top so here is a link for you…. Pink Cowebs on Etsy.