Yeah, so basically I went into a mini hibernation the last few days, and didn't do a whole lot of anything. I have been cleaning a bit and doing some outside chores and other things that didn't require a lot of mental energy. The Mad-Art Teacher needed a reset couple of days! I go through times like this when life just seems too much to handle, and after retreating into my own little world, I come out ready for action again.
I did have some very nice little birthday month treats for myself, not the least of which was seeing my little grandboy! And my Mad-Second Son and his Sarah. In case you haven't heard, they are in the process of moving up here, since he secured a good job in the area and well.... kids, I'm gonna have a grandbaby (and another son and one of my Sarahs!!!) near me! Exciting stuff!
Another thing I began doing over the weekend was to pull out the piano bench and start playing again. I was very happy when the pieces I used to play the most come right back after just 2 days of practice- mostly, that is. When I got to a piece with 3 sharps I was totally blank on what that third sharp was- but my fingers remembered. I have more practicing to do! My hands and arms are really tired today from the baby holding and the piano playing. I will begin my Italian lessons again in a week or so. That stupid elbow breaking business certainly did make my life spin out in directions I didn't expect.
I also realize I have those 2 Denver posts to do yet, and I plan to, but it might be a while. Today I go pick up my dear friend Cheri from the Amtrak station in Columbus! She is going to spend the rest of the week with me, and I am so very excited! You just KNOW that Bayfielding and kayaking and other enjoyable things will be happening. And not only that, I get to see miss Ella tonight, since we are staying with Jon and Sarah for the night.
I have a little bit more finishing up here in the house and then I need to pack an overnight bag and it occurs to me I have no idea what I am going to have for meals when Cheri is here! Lol, well I am pretty good at punting. That is after all, what summer is all about. Rolling with the way the day goes.
I needed this reset. I feel good again, not letting life's little disappointments get me down for long. And that is a joy!