Don’t Mind Me


So much for having a planned out year and keeping up with things, if only online.

I would like to tell you that the county here went into quarantine (and is still under quarantine until later this month, from what I last read–and please–the state and the county have different strictures–I am not arguing with anyone about that — nor about anything else) that I got down and did a great deal of work–that my house is spotless–that I have filled page after page with artwork — that I have finished multiple canvases — that I wrote that novel –that I bound a dozen or so journals for sale–that we bake cookies and bread every day–that I have read dozens of books…

The truth is…my brain mostly stopped working–as it does when I start to get stressed out and/or not feel well–and I pretty much sat in my chair, zoned out into the Dead Zone of the NeverNever for all I know.  Yes, I have knit.  Yes, I have crocheted.  Yes, I have sewn. Yes, I have painted and sketched. I have even baked–cookies and bread.  And yes, my house is actually cleaner and has less stuff in it.  So, not a total loss.  But still…in my grand scheme of I had my work (like, say, blogging here, etc etc) planned out for the year…yeah….nope…none of that has gone to plan as yet.

I hate to get here and say, well, sorry, I meant to do x,y,z…and maybe I will get around to it.

Nope.  I will get there when I get there.  I am moving a lot behind the scenes here at home.  I think I need to spend yet more time here, clearing and purging a great deal, making space for certain ideas and projects that continue to move forward and germinate.

Seeing as I am almost never on my computer lately (I check my email every other day or so, most of the times, sometimes I go three or more days without checking right now…so please don’t feel offended if I do not respond quickly – or at all…just email me again please), I cannot and will not promise you that, oh, this is the point from which I begin to show up here with fervor and frequency.  I’m here now.  I’m checking in.  I’ll be back when I have more to say.

Right now, all I have to say is be safe.  Be kind.  Be compassionate.  Wash your hands, a lot.  Your mask is supposed to cover your nose, not rest just under it.  Stay at least six feet away from others.  Wash your hands again.  And BE NICE to others.

Thank you.