Monday, January 18, 2016

A bit about my weekend...

Good morning, blog friends!
Didja' miss me last week? ;o) I managed to put up a weekend recap last Monday, but the rest of the week blogging took a backseat to other pressing matters. At one point I wrote a big ol' long blog post about how I don't have time for blogging right now, and ended up deleting it because in the long run it seemed kind of lame. A blog post about not having time to blog? Nah.

Anyway, regular readers already know I have a full plate these days, plus I realized one of the things that's making blogging somewhat challenging for me lately is the lack of photos. I have always loved having a few cool photos to share here, but lately I haven't been taking as many photos.


Saturday morning I was out the door early to head to the yoga studio where I teach a 9:00 a.m. kid's yoga class and at 10:15 restorative yoga class. Gosh, you guys, I have a lot to learn about teaching kid's yoga. Some things went right, some things not so right. And of course, as human nature will have it, I spent the rest of my day {weekend} ruminating over the things that went wrong and judging my teaching abilities in a not-so-kind way to myself.

After yoga classes I had an opportunity to have lunch with my friend, Barbara. It was so nice to sit with her for a while and talk about some things that have been on our minds. I had time after lunch to hit the grocery store, brought groceries home and put them away, noticed how yummy the light looks in our house around 2:00 in the afternoon, grabbed my keys and headed back out the door for a 2:15 hair appointment.

I did catch this beautiful sunset on Saturday evening...

I know it's only mid-January, but I can feel spring coming. I am itching to dig in some dirt! And when I look at the current (original) state of our new backyard it's easy to be discouraged about how much still needs to be done back there before it feels like a fun place to play in the dirt.

Ladders (#painterswifeproblems), antlers, turtle statue, weird fence blocks and an unfinished section (Why, previous owners? WHY?!), rotting railroad ties, weeds/no grass... I know it's overwhelming to Doug too. Practicing patience feels really challenging right now, but I digress. Back to that sunset...

Carrie and I had tentative plans to meet for lunch and pedicures yesterday, but when we were honest with each other, neither one of us felt like leaving our houses. Lol. She'd had a busy week too, and so we postponed our time together for another day. I managed to make a big crockpot of chili yesterday afternoon, so Carrie swung by our house for take-out. A brief visit, but I still got to see her sweet face and give her a hug.





And now the beginning of a new week and a full calendar to make my way through. I have something planned every night after work this week, and I'm hosting my next yoga/mandala workshop on Saturday afternoon. Need to finish assembling my kits and prepare for new mandala students (yay!).

I know my tone sounds a bit out of sorts (frazzled?) this morning, but I'm fine really. I'm happy and grateful for so many wonderful things to be busy with. I do miss the luxury of relaxed blogging! And honestly, I'd rather only blog when it feels right and light and happy. Why else would you come here to read my words. Right?

So when you don't see a blog post from me for a while, know that I'm probably walking through my kitchen, on my way from one activity to another, admiring how the light looks in there and longing for my camera... When I remind myself that this busy phase will pass and eventually morph into something else, my heart feels happy and hopeful.

In the meantime, I'll keep on keeping on. I remind myself that PaperTurtle as a fun hobby, not a commitment, and you never know when I'll pop up in your feed.

Until then, sweet friends, take good care.
Longing to dig in the dirt...
~ Deb

10 comments:

debs14 said...

Sounds like you are too busy living life to have time to blog about it - and that is great!
I too don't seem to take so many photos nowadays except for my one a day for the Collect app. Love those sunset photos - what colours!
Have a good week x

Patio Postcards said...

I think that life transitions are fraught with anxious moments & that life throws these at us to test our resolve ... a day at home is always a perfect remedy, just don't look out the window to the back garden. Patience is hard, no great words of wisdom from me on that, I am still trying to master the one thing in a moment, one day at a time philosophy, the only thing I got on this is ...patience is a virtue seldom found in women, never found in man.

Hugs even fleeting are good!

Sian said...

You keep doing all those interesting things you do and we'll be here to read about it whenever you like. Time watching that beautiful sun sounds to me like time well spent :)

Karen said...

I can relate to feel that you are way too busy to blog - been there, done that and got the t-shirt x

Karen said...

We'll all be happy to see you whenever you pop up! I'm always amazed at how different our weather is---you're thinking about spring, and we're being buried under with lake effect snow tonight. No complaints from me, though. This is the first of the winter, and some years we've already had 2 1/2 months of it!

Audrey said...

Since I don't get to blog too often, I actually remembered thinking at some point last week, "Where is Deb?" because I didn't see too many IG posts. But I know how busy you are (all good things!) and just look forward to seeing you when you do pop up! It's like a really nice surprise!!! XOXOXO, Audrey

Maria Ontiveros said...

I know I could never teach kids in any sustained way! Their energy and mine just don't mesh.
LOL!
Rinda

Alison said...

Can't wait to see some Arizona sunsets in a couple of weeks time! xx

alexa said...

Thank-you for taking the time to photograph that beautiful evening light and share it with us. Very restorative to those of in constant grey :). Sending warmest good wishes to you ... I, for one, am happy to see you just whenever you can get here.

Lorraine said...

Despite your business it is great that you are updating. I can not say the same for myself but I have missed it. I need the creative outlet. Loved the Mandala.

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