(...and then blathering on.)
Oh MY. What sleep does for a person! I feel so much better than I was feeling there for a while. I've been a good girl, going to bed early, eating lots of greens, not having a night cap two night caps....
I love having energy and the desire to do what I love. When I don't want to get out into the garden, work on a sketch, make homemade granola (see second photo!!), crack a bad joke, smile at a stranger or tidy (and maybe re-organize) the girls rooms...then there is something definitely wrong with me.
Today is a trip to the nursery. Yes, I know it seems I'm always going but I really only get a few things each time. Maybe a bag of chicken manure here, a few veggie 6-packs there. Have to conserve those dollars you know. (And YES we do have chickens, but I am still not composting their poopy bedding . It's a downfall of mine. I'll get there eventually.)
Today is finishing up the courthouse sketch I started yesterday. Which brings me to this: I am really trying to get the word out there that I do custom sketches. So please, if you would, keep it in mind (and maybe even if you are so inspired...pass the word.) Handmade, personalized art for as low as $40? Am I flipping crazy? No. Just happily doing what I do. The pieces are hard to photograph...they are even more wonderful in person. But you're going to have to take my word for it. Here's a link to tell you more about it.
Also in the news: I decided to get a little more into my most hated holiday. Yes, Halloween. I mean, how can one hate a holiday that kids love? I went for it and bought a scary skeleton for the window. I actually kind of like him so much I'm thinking he might make a nice Christmas decor with a little holly tucked into his scarf.
Also....can I tell you how much I loved THIS book? Loved. (Thanks Amanda for the rec.) I'm so excited to be reading again and am now looking for my next book. Was thinking of this, but I want to wait for the paperback. Was thinking of (and actually bought at a thrift store) this but after reading the reviews online it looked way too depressing (anyone?) I'm peeking around here for ideas, too. Phew! That was a lot of links and I do apologize.
Well, people, have a great weekend.