Here is this week's check in...
I did a really bad job on my morning pages this week. However, I figured out why, so I guess it was a good thing in disguise. I was scared to death about getting ready for Christmas. I didn't know when I would have time to do it. So I think I was throwing a little tantrum there. My husband told me I didn't have to do anything for Christmas that would make me be stressed-out. What a wonderful gift. So I got up and did my morning pages this morning, and it felt great!
My Artist's Date was to The Nutcracker yesterday. It was so much fun. Really, it was my best date yet. I am going to work harder on these. I laughed, I cried, I made people clap for the good lifts. (And for some of the not so hard ones, but still a great job.) It made me remember the 8 years I was in a student production of The Nutcracker. I didn't take anyone else with me. I just had a great time by myself. I understand the importance of the Artist's Date, now, and will more carefully plan one for this week.
Synchronicity? Well, yes. I ran into an old professor in the grocery this morning. It was the first time I have talked to anyone from graduate school since I quit work. He was so supportive of my choice to stay at home. It felt good to have someone who really invested in my education to affirm my choice like that.
I spent time at my parents' new home in Florida this week. I mentioned this book and what I was doing to my mom. She was very supportive. She loves to sew, and makes gorgeous clothes for my kids. She is also the one who helps me cheat with my son's school uniforms. She has a machine with embroidery capability, and she embroiders dinosaurs on his uniform shirts for him. Anyway, it was good to be around her. We had a lot of fun together, jumping in the waves with the kids with all our clothes on, driving around in the golf cart looking at wildlife, and sharing a seafood quesadilla.
By the way, I was a complete failure last week at not reading. What can I say? My favorite author came out with the last book in her series. I had to read it so I could pass it on to my mom. Anyway, I am going to try again this week. I think it should be the start of less wasting of the time.