Did you miss me?
I’ve thought about writing many times over the past days, but was busy with the festivities and then recovering from them.
But, I’m back (sorta).
We had a great Thanksgiving celebration. We sat nineteen celebrants at one long feast table that my son helped me create out of tables, desks and a door. The food was plentiful and almost all good. Nothing is ever perfect, but it was close.
It was a fun mixture of family, old friends and new ones. We played games, watched football, may have decluttered the inventory in the booze cabinet and…
for entertainment we had a guy breath fire and twirl a fire staff. Betcha can’t top that!
I was fairly successful at keeping my perfectionism at bay and controlling my stress level. Lots of cleaning didn’t get done and the house is a fair disaster now. I do think the decluttering helped a lot.
I think I’m going to continue on with the game of decluttering five items. There is definitely stuff that I have in readiness for a big meal or lots of guest that I never used last week: dishes, linens, towels and the like. Those can probably go. And now that we are fully into cold weather, I’m finding some clothes that I don’t wear. I pull them out, try them on, and take them back off again.
My health is moving to the forefront of my attention now. Over the last six months or so I’ve been paying less attention to what I eat and one day of not walking become two and then a week and then a month. During the holidays I ate whatever I wanted and can really tell the difference in the way I feel. The fitbit is back on. The veggies are back in the fridge. The carbs are going into someone else’s mouth. I miss feeling good. This tired, sluggish feeling sucks.
Celebrations are good. Normal (boring) routine is also good. I’m actually ready to cook a small meal, do some school, make some art, and read a book. And definitely take a nap.
But first, I need to go finish the Thanksgiving dishes – don’t judge. Most of them are done! There’s just the odd glass here and maybe a few pans that needed to soak. Maybe not for five days, but hey, I’m trying. Remember, we are all works in progress. Imperfect, but making an effort.
- 3 sweaters that are itchy (and ugly)
- 2 dessert plates
- some socks with no matches
- a wooden gate that is missing pieces and therefore doesn’t actually work as a gate at all.
- a box of thumb tacks
Visual artist playing with collage, assemblage and whatever else I imagine. Homemaker and homeschooling Mom of four children aged 10 to 24. Ready to fully embrace life and leave regret and fear behind. Each new day is an opportunity to love, create and live with intention...