I took advantage of a wonderfully unscheduled day yesterday and carved out a little time for me. Other than running my grandson to school in the morning, my car never left the drive way.
One cup of coffee turned into two and then three.
My quiet time grew from 15 minutes of reflection to nearly an hour with reference books cracked and even a little study in Greek.
I chopped the vegetables for dinner and remembered to put the meat in the marinade nice and early. And I made a batch of homemade salsa which I'll share with you next week.
The side patio, which is the main entrance for family and friends, finally got a good cleaning and the kitchen herb pots got trimmed back, weeded and semi-prepped for a new planting next week.
I even managed to spend a couple of hours in my craft studio doing a little busy work for my upcoming workshop and I cut out a few hearts...actually lots and lots of hearts. After dinner I sat and strung some of them into this pretty Valentine inspired garland.
All my favorite colors hanging side by side to cheer up my post holiday mantel. I love the randomness of the shapes and the willy nilly color scheme, don't you?
It felt so good to be both productive and filled with joy over what my life is becoming.