One of the things I'm trying to do right now is dial it right down. It's clear that every aspect of my life has been overtaxed for quite a long time and so I need to let myself rest and renew. Yesterday, even though it was quite chilly, I curled up on the deck for some popcorn, a good book, and even 10 winks or so. It was just what I needed.Shannon
Really odd, I already added this but it POOFED. Anyhow. Yesterday I tried using YouTube's video editor. It was not very intuitive and adding some pics to a video too way too long. I feel very committed to my decision to not spend hours at the computer, so this will not be something I'll keep doing. I'm sure over time I could work it faster, but for now I would rather make marker-filled index cards to share, they are much more fun to create even if it's a less polished effect.
I am trying to pace myself when it comes to getting the house ready. I really have to. One thing that is very helpful about painting is during the time I used to call Mom, I am usually doing something to fix the house at the time, usually a little painting. It reminds me of you painting the paper plates Jamie. For me it helps me feel productive and lightens the pain of a ritual that no longer exists. At this rate though, we are probably going to have to eventually call in professionals but for now, I will continue my afternoon painting therapy.