When I was a little kid, I used to sometimes lay on my back on the floor and try to imagine what life would be like if we lived upside-down on the ceiling. What can I say - I was an only child.
This morning I lay on the refinished wood kitchen floor, which is scrumptiously warm and toasty from the radiant heating coils underneath, and played with Iris and looked up and thought about what a good, full week it's been. It was a busy work week and a busy life week, even if you count (and I do) the fact that I've been spending way too much time just watching the snow. Maybe it's because I grew up mostly in the south (another weird thing about me, perhaps?) so while everyone around me is grousing about traffic and snow tires and so on, I still find snow really magical.
I didn't spend much time at all on the computer, aside from work, last week. It wasn't intentional; it just didn't happen. Other things happened instead. Like serendipitously running into my husband as I left my office downtown, riding along with him to the neighborhood where he had a meeting, and finding the perfect pair of dressy yet supremely comfortable black shoes while he talked to his client. Wearing said shoes out on a date with him. Dinner with friends. Singing silly songs with Iris. Taking her to the cafe for a cookie. Playing on the floor. Reading the new CRAFT:zine, which I really like. As I said, it was a good week, full of non-digital pleasures. I should try that more often.
I have been in a bit of a crafting coma except for a couple of mini-projects I worked on in the Cook Forest. This is partly due to the aforementioned snow-spotting, and partly to my class and my new job starting, but probably mostly because my nomadic studio is migrating yet again, this time back to where it began. So I'm not really set up, and it takes time to get set up, and I haven't really spent that time. Also Helen is having some issues that make me have to take a deep breath before embarking on any sewing, but sew I must, because I have one more Christmas (!!) present to finish up before seeing my sisters-in-law next weekend.
Deep breath. Fingers crossed. Off to sew I go!