Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Self Care

 Taking care of myself has been my M.O. these days, and it feels pretty good.  I've been running again, and although I'm extremely pokey, it just doesn't seem to matter.  One of my self-preservation techniques involves not passing judgement on what I do; I just make sure that my intention is true, and go from there.  What a freeing concept!  So I "run" two times around Capitol Lake, which is a 1.5 mile loop of easy, flat, and not paved terrain.  Mergansers, Buffleheads, Blue Herons, and other waterfowl frequent these waters, and I find that I can get a nice meditation in while I run.  Pictured here is a male Hooded Merganser, who was fishing.  Below is a shot of Capitol lake looking towards downtown Olympia.
I also just made myself a new bag.  This is my Medium Sized messenger bag.  It's smaller than the bigger Diaper bag that I make, but it can still fit a standard file folder and all of my essentials (water bottle, cell phone, lip balm, day planner, book, and an extra pair of socks (you never know when you might need those!)).  I found this awesome fabric and knew I had to have it.  It is distributed by Alexander Henry and it is a home decor weight; feels a bit like a lightweight canvas.  And Mom, if you're reading this, your two bags are all cut out (finally) and ready to be sewn.  I haven't forgotten!

7 comments:

quinncreative said...

LOVE, love, love this bag! I am a bag addict, completely unreformed. As a freelancer, I carry a lot of stuff, and like to do it in comfort and style. And this bag is perfect!

Colleen MacDonald said...

I'm loving it, too! I just ordered more of this fabric because I know I'll need to make more of these to sell!

Victoria said...

Looks like a beautiful place to run, jog, walk, or just stand and breath. And the bag is fabulous!

Pam Corwin, Business of Crafts said...

I just have to say it again - I love your blog. And you.

Colleen MacDonald said...

Love you, Pam!

picciolo said...

I run too Colleen and I agree it is a great time for thinking and letting go, my favourite route is through a country park where I love spotting different birds. peaking of birds that fabric, and your new bag is gorgeous!
: )

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks so much!