Tuesday, April 26, 2011

time goes by

I turned 59 on Monday. Just another year, no big deal. I was, however, pleasantly surprised by the cards, gifts, emails, Facebook comments, phone calls, and tweets I received. Life is good!

I successfully survived my 30 Day Vegan Challenge and have continued with vegan program on my own for the last three weeks. I've enjoyed the change - new recipes and a focus on mindful eating. I'm not sure when I'll re-introduce eggs and dairy back into the my cooking but it'll happen.

I've hardly been in the studio. I think the change of habit in the kitchen and the time it took to prepare the dishes used up what little creativity I had during these last couple of months. It took me some time to realize that I was also worrying more than usual and that left me drained. For several weeks, I thought my energy and enthusiasm was just low but it finally occurred to me that with both my husband and my daughter dealing with recovering from their injuries I was consumed with thinking about them - both consciously and subconsciously. My daughter  has one more week of physical therapy and Dave's continues through the month of May.

and 3 beautiful things...

  1. Birthday wishes from friends and loved ones!
  2. Wicked.
  3. 52 weeks until I turn 60.


Sande said...

Happy belated birthday!

Beverly said...

Yes, sending the same belated wishes as Sande. And I hope your husband and daughter's recoveries continue without problems. It's hard to hear the muse when you're stressed out with worrying, even subconsciously.

Rian said...

Happy {very} belated birthday!!

Hope your loved ones get well soon. I know how stressful that is.