My mind has been drawing a bloggy blank lately. Spring is fully here and as a result the Earth and Everything in it is beautiful, but I still can't seem to find inspiration. Or maybe I'm having an overload of wonderfulness and can't find the words to express it. No, I think it has everything to do with how busy I've become lately.
Okay, thinking about why I haven't been able to think isn't helping. I already know what I need to do…
- Pick flowers.
I need to start again. "Pick flowers" is the first thing I thought of, but I can't pick flowers today. Today we're in some sort of monsoon, I'm sure of it. Okay, that would be incredible, since we don't get monsoons on the Gulf Coast. But we're definitely in a big thunderstorm and rain event that's supposed to last 3 full days and will probably flood the river over our backyard.
So, since I can't pick flowers today, I'll make an off-the-top-of-my-scatterbrained-head list of indoorsy things I could do that would fill me up again:
- Figure out that spinning wheel and pile of alpaca fiber I have
- Fold and unfold fabric (fellow fiber lovers will understand how absorbing that can be)
- Bake bread
- Sprout some sprouts (or, start them)
- Make yogurt with that old yogurt-making machine that just sits there in the cupboard
- Make pasta with that old pasta-making machine that just sits there in the cupboard
- Have a Game Marathon with the kids and call it "school"
- Listen to the Writer's Radio Show at 10am and 2pm (CST), probably via my cell phone and headphones.
- Embroider something like this (thanks for the link, Drewe Llyn!)
- Sew a little bag
- Take a nap
- Cook a fab dinner for that working man of mine (Did you catch that? He got a job!)
Notice I didn't add "clean" or "organize" or "surf online" or "watch tv." Those things are good to do, good to do, fun to do, and something to do, but I know from experience that they don't won't inspire me in the way I need to be inspired right now. What I need now is simplicity: a day of not going anywhere (I've become our children's chauffeur somehow!), and a day creating something.
What do you do when you know you've become too busy?