I have been realizing that I need to slow down a bit. This feeling comes in cycles, and I've discovered that I can honor it and be at peace, or I can fight it and feel like I'm fighting all the time. Let's just say that sometimes I don't make the right decision. Thankfully this time I can see the pothole before I get to it and hopefully I can swerve before I deflate something.
Today is "farm day," which is one of my ways to slow down. I will go pick up a load of mulch and then spend an afternoon pulling weeds. Although it sounds like a terrible chore, I find it meditative. Laundry is also on the list, and cooking up a nice dinner.
Recently I made a scarf for a favorite customer, and I decided that in honor of my slowing down I would add some handwork to the project. This scarf features one of my favorite prints by Heather Ross. It's called, "Swimming Sisters." I made a Pinnafore for Bronwyn's school picture out of it, remember? I hand sewed the topstitching, and then added little embroidered "x's" along the border. These reminded me of the X chromosome, and so I felt all the womanly godess-ness flowing from me. It was theraputic and wonderful.
See? When I listen to my own needs, I feel better!