Life has been crazy here lately to say the least. I was very grateful on Thursday for a day off from taxi duty, even though I did have to work. My girls are wonderful, but the additional driving, not so much. I knew it would be busy when I signed up, so I will just try to make the most of it. Having not been a “sports Mom” before, I wasn’t prepared for the insanity, er, dedication the coaches have for these sports.
I took advantage of my “free night” Thursday to dust off my watercolors and to do a little more practice. I found a YouTube tutorial and gathered some leaves from outside for additional inspiration. I was fairly happy with the results, but adding some quotes later really finished them off very nicely!
Taking some time for myself to be creative is essential for me. I admire very much those folks who can be on the run all the time and daresay even enjoy it. 😉 I am not cut from that cloth, however, and am already eagerly anticipating the holiday breaks, although something tells me those crazy coaches might not think these kiddos need holidays from practice. 😅
Since my weekends are still mostly free, I slept in until almost 9 and then got up and made monster cookies. 🍪. Because I like them too much, I only allow myself to make them once or twice a year. There is something almost therapeutic, though, mixing the ingredients, scooping the dough onto the cookie sheet, baking them and moving them from the sheet to the cooling rack. Even though I know they won’t be here very long, there is a great feeling of satisfaction seeing the finished products.
So what I learned from this week is that I need to find moments of downtime to rest and recharge so I am ready for the business of daily life. 😅
Do you need downtime too or are you one who loves a packed schedule? I’d love to hear. ❤ Thanks for reading and may your life be just the right mix of activity and downtime for you! 😊🧡😊