I managed to spend the last few days relaxing a bit and letting up on the relentless pursuit of To-Do list completition. In reality, not everything needs to be in the "done" column by September and it does me no good to stare, overwhelmed and underinspired, at a massive roster of things to accomplish when, realistically, I can only tackle three or four things in the short 24 hours we are given each day. So I am now making teeny tiny lists each morning, picking one or two things off the monster master list. This approach seems to be working better. It doesn't reduce the amount of things I have to do but it does serve to lessen the stress I'd been feeling. On top of everything, several health issues have reared their ugly heads again, necessitating more tests and appointments. Sigh! I swear, if I hear the "S" word (as in surgery), I just might pull up stakes and follow my dream of living in Spain again, doctors be damned. (I lived about ten minutes outside of Madrid for a couple years in the early nineties while in the Air Force.) But that's getting ahead of myself and I promised I wouldn't do that. For now, it is just me, my journals, and the list that, while not getting any shorter fast, isn't getting any longer. And that's something.
Note: Stay tuned next week as lots of new art will be coming your way...relaxing seems to agree with me!