Today, I allowed myself the luxury of lingering in my warm, cozy bed for some time.  Is is just me? I love doing that, because it’s such a luxury these days.  I am feeling awful tattered lately – so much is keeping me busy with the shop, and with life.  I never thought retirement would be so busy!  But it is, and what’s weird is that I find it hard to put my finger on why I feel like I have a lot less time to do the same things I did when I worked full-time.  It should be the other way around.  I know a good part of it is the shop – I have been waging a campaign to build it as much and as quickly as possible, something I wasn’t doing when I was working.  It just seems like it’s taking away all my free time, and being as deeply creative as I am that’s a slow death.  I need time to create beauty.  Making jewelry helps, but it’s not the same as making art or photography, or reflecting and writing a poem. 

And so I feel pressed.  I need to let that creativity out before it drives me nuts. I miss the smell of paints and gesso sticky fingers, the sound of the brush swooshing over canvas or paper.  I hear the call of art dolls yet to be made –  Halloween prims I’ve been itching to get started with paper and clay worked into small people and creatures.  I would love nothing more than to be able to sit down at my table and make art today, but I can’t.  It’s piled high with jewelry components and by the time I cleared it off and put everything away, the day would already be shot.  *sigh* It will just have to wait.  Besides, I do need to do wash (I am still playing catch up) and some general cleaning.  And, I still have to finish my bathroom – the floor still has to be put down and things moved back in.  I’ve been trying to finish it for 3 months now – first, I got sick.  Then the holiday season kicked in and the shop was the busiest it’s ever been – I was literally up until 3am each night packaging orders for the next day’s mail – then I got sick again, then I got busy with promoting the shop.  Well, maybe this week I’ll just do it, as Nike says. 

I’ve decided today is going to be a day for me, though I won’t be making art.  It’s going to be a day of staying in PJs, having a really nice breakfast, reading my newspaper while having my second cup of joe, playing with Baby, and catching up on some tv.  In other words, a rare pleasure of doing little and relishing every moment of it.  I will probably give into guilt and end up doing some cleaning, but that’s it.  Tomorrow is another day. And besides, I DO NOT want to end up looking like this lady…and btw, the caption for this photo was (hee)  “crazy busy lady”

So, I hope you all have a really nice Sunday.  Do something you really like to do – after all, Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest (or so I’ve always thought it should be) – end enjoy every moment of it!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 10:41:55

    Sometimes we just need to block all the “shoulds” out of our mind and go for the “want to” items! Do you have room for a second table, to be reserved for the art projects?


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