We have been enjoying rain for the past several weeks, and it shows. Colors are more intense as the winter grasses emerge, the cold is shaking the leaves into color, and the subdued light intensifies the beauty of the trails nearby. Of course, post-production helps, too. I’ve enjoyed the weather – wind, rain, clouds, sunshine, cold.
The variety of weather has really helped, too, as this past week I’ve been dealing with dental problems and dental pain. I didn’t know my teeth could be so annoying!! However, things are calming down, and thank goodness for dental insurance, and good dentists.
Around here, there are a lot of things afoot, and not enough time to do them all. I have been doing the following:
- 365 Day Photography Project at my photography site
- Knitting a vest for the other half – had to rip some stuff out, but now back on track
- Painting and drawing
- Cleaning out the house
I thought I would be able to do it all, and still work my silly schedule, but it may be that I will need to scale back a bit. I really want to do all these things, but find that an 11-hour day is so long that by the time I get home, I can just function. This means eat dinner, do the dishes, and either fall asleep or watch a bit of TV, and then fall asleep. How dull, eh?
What I am finding useful, though, is to actually schedule my creative time. This means sit down and decide what I want to do on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If I don’t, I get distracted, and other things just won’t happen. And trust me, there are lots of things to distract me (besides aching teeth). If I stay focused on my projects, I become a recluse and don’t get out of the house. Friends and family help to keep me human, not a raving, obsessed something.