I've been spending time on myself lately. Like most moms, I find it easy to look after my family but difficult to look after myself. Most women think they can't spare the time, or the expense and it seems some women have an almost pathological unwillingness to ask for help. Guilty as charged. But I am slowly learning that the investment in myself is the best investment I can make for my family. More yoga, regular massages to help manage chronic neck and shoulder pain AND...visits to a homeopathic allergist, both for my son and myself. (I will keep you posted on the results!)
I feel a bit guilty in the morning when I need to decide if I should go to yoga before or after my massage. It sounds ridiculously decadent but I can tell you that I have been happier and more patient and more fun to be around...seriously...my kids have said to me more than once lately: "you are funny," and they mean funny=haha, not funny=weird!
Lately I've been doing a lot of doodling...and for me doodles always end up of the floral variety...especially flowers inspired by Hungarian folk art. Here are doodles from my sketchbook while I was glued to the television watching election news and results. Since this blog is my personal space, I can tell you that I am happy with the election results, not just on a federal level bit also closer to home. Californians voted to help fund public education on a variety of levels and I am thrilled.
This weekend we are heading to Laguna Beach to visit with family and celebrate my niece's birthday. I originally wanted to paint her a mermaid. I started something which never went past this stage. I kind of hate it (which is actually a feeling I have for much of my artwork at one stage or another!) I can't decide if I can keep at it or if she needs to be abandoned. My niece is getting a mermaid dolly instead...because I can't pull this together in time for departure...
And finally...some pics of hikes we have taken lately.
Happy PPF and Happy Friday and Happy long weekend and Happy Veteran's Day.