Saturday, January 17, 2015

A late welcome to 2015

I looked at this blog with the guilty realization that I did NaNoWriMo and then was exhausted by writing and stopped dead in the water.  I have been teaching full time, and being a Grandma to 8 month old Daisy, and giving a lot of rides to her parents who have two jobs and their own apartment but no car yet.  Don't mistake me, getting to see my son's family every day is not a chore or a curs.  It is a delight and a blessing, but it does take time I might have been writing - OR NOT.

Sometimes I think the creative mind needs to switch off at time and spend those down periods gathering info and letting ideas simmer on the back burner for awhile.

recently that creative side has become bored by inactivity and is stretching and begging to get moving again.  I just read a study that said kids need to spend time bored before they really ever turn on the creative thinking.  I believe that and I think it is true for all of us.  It is why the school's use of scripted lessons which fill every minute concerns me.  

Do you ever want to do something that terrifies you? Well, I love to have strangers read my books and post reviews, but it is scary to have friends do the same. So for February my book club (which just read Orphan Train and The Invention of Wings) is going to not only read my book, but come to my house to eat dinner and discuss it. Those who know me know I don't do the hostess thing. Unless you feel like family you don't come in the door usually. It's a old house decorated in Early American Yard sale and painted in Crayonbox colors to hide the termite damage. But I already invited them and who would have guessed they'd agree? YIKES!…/…/ref=sr_1_3…

 As always in winter here, it has been gloomy and rainy interspersed with brilliant sunrises and blue sky and green grass.  I haul the firewood every now and then but it is often not even cold enough to need to heat the house.

If you have been feeling low energy and possibly guilty about it, remember to be kind to yourself.  It is OK to let yourself sit plugged in to the chatter and appear like nothing is getting done for awhile.

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