Friday, June 27, 2008

Oh My Goodness! Can it really be "Friday" already? And nearing the end of June??? I honestly don't know where the time goes anymore. This week seems to have somehow slipped right on by... Of course, I've spent my share of it "sleeping!" since Don was released from the hospital on Tuesday. I don't ever remember feeling so tired and sleeping so much in my entire life as I have this week. I'm talking 14-18 hours a day! I believe a lot of it has to do with my body, telling me to slow down and rest and I suppose some of it is from the stress and all the coming, going, and doing that I've done over the course of the past several months. It's strange how life reminds you that you're not 20 years old anymore, LOL! {Not that I'm "that" old - just "older" than I used to be...} and this week, I'm really feeling it.

When I haven't been sleeping, which hasn't been a whole lot of "awake" hours, I've been writing in my journal, going through some older issues of magazines, thinking about art, and doing some much needed "soul searching".

Don's been good to me through all of this; he has been resting as much as I have, although his resting hasn't been spent sleeping like me, but he's been resting more. We ventured out to Hobby Lobby one evening this week and purchased a few things. I found an item that I've been desiring for quite some time on clearance, purchased two pink and white stackable boxes for Alexxis's room to hold whatever Mommy desires, and I picked up a few scrapbook items I'd like to use in altered book I'm intending to create.

Last night, we both NEEDED to just out and about, so we decided to take a short drive, do a bit of shopping, and had an inexpensive dinner out. It was good to just get away, wander leisurely, and just enjoy life!

Today, I intent to continue to rest as I'm still feeling the effects of whatever this is, and after the recent scare of Don's chest pains, I've decided not to push myself and listen to what my body is telling me. So, I've spent my morning "blog-hopping", seeing a lot of wonderful eye candy, sharing in other's lives and artwork being displayed. I'm feeling inspired and am longing to get into my own studio, so perhaps, I'll work on some part and pieces for the Row House swap this afternoon as well.

Well, that's about it... our lives "in the nutshell". I just wanted to post something so everyone who visits would know what's going on with us. I hope to have a more lively and upbeat post soon but right now, I'm just not "feelin' it", kwim? We'll chat soon....


ohiofarmgirl said...

Hope everyone is ok...and yes please do rest. That is what your body is asking for...take it easy.
When you were in Hobby Lobby did you notice that the Christmas stuff was showing it's face???? I love Christmas but it is pretty early when it is before the 4th of July LOL...Sleep well. Dianntha

Cathy said...

Thanks for the comment, Dianntha. And Yes! I saw a couple full rows of Christmas items being set for the season. I'm with you when it seems earlier and earlier each and every year. I clearly remember gasping when we first began seeing Christmas decor being set before Halloween! Now this? LOL!

However, all is not bad, it made me realize with the rising cost of gasoline, utilities, and groceries that we should begin our Christmas shopping a bit earlier this year, so we've purchased one gift to date, just to put back.

Don and I both have been resting and relaxing more. It's been nice to slow down and actually enjoy "the lazy days" of summer - why is it the older you get, the less lazier they seem to become? I'll visit soon and girl, we need to meet up sometime!

Elaine said...

As always I love reading your blog.. my row houses are winging their way to you. I hope they make it safe and sound.. not sure how wise I was to use the memory glass in them.. but they are packaged well!! You are inspiring me to get organizing and cleaning.. sometimes it is hard to do with four dogs, two cats and three kids still at home.. even though the older two are gone most of the day. I am starting my own journal, of things I want to accomplish, turn it around and over and there will be things I have accomplished!!