I have been so busy this week and yet practicing the art of relaxing. Throughout my day I spontaneously lie down on the bed - or more usually the floor - for a few moments here and there. It's truly amazing how much a relaxed 5 minutes can do for a person! I might stretch, or ice my back if I'm having any pain, or just cuddle with the dog who will always find me and lie down right next to me with a paw on my chest. And it's then I think to myself, what's a few pairs (5) of chewed up shoes when you have a dog who will lie next to you with a paw on your chest! I hope you will join me for this "5 minutes down" theory. It's certainly worth a try because I know we are all such busy little people.
Also it's good when trying to concentrate on "self-care" to make time for a cheap lunch. This would be a lunch for 2 under $20. Brad and I do this once a week, usually. This week it was a place called Noodle City. I can't tell you how good it was, it was that good. And topped off with a Vietnamese coffee! YUM! (Which brought the bill over $20, but BOY was it worth it.)
I really do need those moments of bonding over a cheap lunch and lying on the floor with the dog because along with putting up my new website this week (and taking care of normal household and mama duties) I had some big sewn sketch orders to complete. Truth be known, the other day I did lock myself in the bathroom and cry a bit while punching the air. Yeah. Just a little bit. I was getting worn down.
Then that night I saw an interview with Tina Fey and she was saying how her little girl had an outburst in the library and how when she carried her to the car the daughter announced in a tyrannical little voice: I want to kick and hit all peoples. (Yes, peoples.) And I thought to myself: Oh. I am so glad I am not the only one who feels that way sometimes! But then I remembered that the child is 3, and I am 41. Or am I 42? Oh well. We all have an inner child.
Today is better. Today is an iced cold-brew coffee on the desk and a messy studio that I'm not going to clean.
And hey: I want to to give a quick thanks to those of you who contributed with the first donations! In about a month I should have a few new tracks -songs- to share with all blog readers you so you can hear what's we're cookin' up!
To your relief, I won't be bothering you about about the fundraising process again until that time. But I will say...if you are thinking of contributing funds to my album...know this: contributing just $10 will get you a pre-ordered digital download of the album. So.... I am not just asking for your money to help me make this album, I giving something in return for it: the new music as soon as it is finished! And if you need proof that I can pull off my side of this, please do listen to songs from my previous albums on my website (which is also where you can contribute) Right HERE.
Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see on you on the flip.