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.