As I was going through my email this morning, I saw a comment from a reader who said she missed my posting more frequently. I am posting less frequently - much less it seems- and of course my readership has wained as a result. Because of that, a few times this week I told myself it was just time to let the blog go for an indeterminate amount of time. Had it not been for that reader's comment I would not have posted this morning. It was just the little nudge I needed to continue on with the blog for today and maybe for the next time too. I hesitate to come up with any decision on what I will do with this blog because all I know is, here I am today writing in it again.
I realize I don't have much time to visit other blogs these days, and that is one major reason I am not drawn to post very much. In my experience, a blog is kind of a "give and take" thing - at least it has been for me, and the truth of the matter is I just do not have the time I used to have to scour the beautiful blog world and gain knowledge and inspiration from all of my favorite blogs right at the moment. Creating my album, writing songs, time in the studio, practicing for shows, raising money for the album, all of that in my life right now is a HUGE creative draw and I have come to accept that after taking care of my kids and our home there is frankly very little, if any, time left over.
The free time I do have goes to a new commitment to exercise. It's something I have not taken part in on a regular basis since I became pregnant with my first daughter, now an 8-year-old! Both Brad and I have been taking advantage of this beautiful town we live in, right next to the ocean and eucalyptus forests, and walking with the dogs who also so badly need to get out and run and explore. This commitment to exercise has been such an amazing change in both our lives. Not that we do that much really- just a few miles of "fast walking" maybe 4 times a week - but after a month of this commitment we both started to feel big differences in our bodies and lives. Truly amazing what the body will give back when you treat it right.
As always, I try to keep some sort of connection to the garden. We put in a little " edible greens" bed that I am hoping will get some cooler weather now. (Due to the severe drought we are now only permitted to water twice a week and at night time.)
I have pulled out my older daughter's quilt strips that I am committed to finishing before Christmas (I was supposed to finish it last Christmas.) It feels so nice to sew for family instead of work.
And that is all I have for today. After volunteering in both my kids classes this morning, I have a full day in the studio! All the people who have donated money so far have made my studio time possible today and I thank you AGAIN for your donations if you are reading here today.
See you soon. xoxox