Totoro and soot sprite decals for the window. Because every home needs pieces of magic and wonder to make both kids and adults smile.
It hasn’t been the most productive week, to be honest. I haven’t written as much as I would like, though I have managed to cross a few things off my to-do list in relation to housework and decluttering. So that’s something.
Australian magpie surveying his domain. Taken using my zoom lens; he was right on the top of a Norfolk Pine.
This week has been frustrating.
I’ve been sick and exhausted and worn out and unable to focus on much at all. This has resulted in not much writing, not much reading. Lots of wanting to do things, but being unable to do them.
When I don’t write, I tend to spiral into depression. One of the things that I’ve been learning in therapy (which should be bleedingly obvious, really) is to take note of the other things that I do get done, especially when my concentration is shot and I can’t work on creative projects.
I’ve maintained the house, cooked meals, played with Liam a lot. We got some new furniture this week – a new wall unit and new DVD shelving, and I’ve worked to fill them. Which included polishing of some very tarnished silver. I’ve exercised every day (doing minimal amounts some days when I was feeling awful). So, I’m still accomplishing stuff, even if it isn’t what I’d really like to be doing.
The good news is that I’m starting to feel better, and I hope that I’m going to be able to get back into some writing work next week. I have writer’s group tonight, too, which always kickstarts me creatively. I don’t have the words to express how much I love my writer’s group.
I am also loving the new camera, and am so happy to have it. I’ve been running around after the kidlet a lot messing about – he’s very used to having the camera shoved in his face by now. I look forward to playing more with photography and expanding my skills.