Monday, November 21, 2016

SLOW






Life has been slow around here and I LOVE SLOW. Sometimes I have to stop myself and think, "should I be doing something "important"?" Only to remember that slowing down is accomplishing
important things! It's a time to think, do I really need to buy this or that, most likely no.
Would my time be spent well at home straightening up a corner in my house, probably so!, or spending time on that quilt that is in my thoughts every night 
when I lay my head down, absolutely!  What better day of the week for SLOW than Sunday?
I Spent hours downstairs in the sewing room on Sunday working on my primitive quilt. I bought the fabric in Spring Green Wisc. and am smitten with each and every piece of fabric. I like the dark tones, reminds me that we are in the darker side of the seasons. A time when the sun stays low in the sky, darkness comes around 4:30 in the afternoon and I want to tuck in all day doing hand work, reading and perhaps a little cooking. I start getting ahead of myself with this quilt wishing it would  or I would go faster getting it done, then only to remind myself to SLOW down! So much of SLOWING down for me is to learn to enjoy the process, be aware of all the thoughts running through my head {some good,  some funny, some not so much} accepting all and react to only the carefully chosen thoughts. A lovely day for sure, SLOW Sunday I will return.
But, today is Monday and time to get a few things done...like that corner by my chair that is crammed with all sorts of things {treasures}, some knitting, some sewing and lots of reading. A good tiding of this corner though time consuming will result in a lovely corner to do my favorite things. Tidy corners I am finding actually help me stay focus on one to two projects at a time. It is mind calming;-
and since I have the time now to tidy and to tidy often, well it seems to be the right thing to do and I consider it more self care than a chore. Perception is everything;-}
Today, some cooking will be done::
Chicken tortellini soup
Ziti- using up the Italian sausage and meatballs with homemade sauce.
I am also thinking about Christmas cookies, must be the Christmas music on Pandora.
The season is soon to be upon us and I have children that live out of state. Actually more of my kids out of state than in Colorado. They grow so fast.....ugh!
But I do have little B here close to me.
Anyway, with the Christmas season around the corner I need to be aware of the time it takes to send packages across the country. These things must be done soon and the sooner- the better.
I say this every year and every year I am running and paying extra to get a package to a loved one by Christmas day, BUT, not this year!

2 comments:

Kyle said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful and so happy that you get to spend so much slow time together.

Laura Boutin said...

Love your quilt and your baby picture!

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