I often work 12 days straight at the PC, so I took a 48-hour moratorium and remembered what life was like before the computer attracted 90% of my attention and 90% of my social life was online.
Circumstances converged to allow me a Me Party (ala my daughter’s favorite scene from the Muppets below) without roommates or child, during which I:
- Made a winter curry soup in good soup weather. Frankly I
enjoy prepping all the little cubes of things more than eating!
The soup has heart thanks to the creativity of my Sister who gifted this hand-painted bowl.
- Attempted a self portrait with my daily crayon time and bought a hand-held recording device to tell myself how much I appreciate her (now that I am a Kindnessville groupie). BTW, you know how they say the camera adds 10 pounds? Well art does plastic surgery for free! : )
- Drew a mandala.
- And an inept drawing of what I would like to do for a few days in some mythical time.
- Outlined a book I intend to self-publish to make available to those facing childhood cancer.
- Outlined a PDF pamphlet about reconnecting to nature for Care for Caregivers/Healing Outdoors.
- Cleaned my fish tank.
- Journaled about how best to rekindle and serve with my heart passion for Healing Outdoors and concluding I need to start attending local caregiver support groups and asking them what they need.
- Almost completed a knitting project I cannot photograph since it is a gift.
- Hiked Ebey’s bluff in the wind and watched a guy dangling from the sky.
- Gave gratitude I am surrounded by such natural abundance.
- Asked myself what my life would be like if I was away from the computer for more than 48 hours.