It's almost a month since my last post. I've dealt with some minor overuse injuries, and am trying to learn from them.
In the meantime, my daughter's started third grade, and I am easing back into the school year storytelling/doll-making schedule. This autumn, instead of trying to get my training done before my daughter goes to school, I take care of the lunch-making duties for everyone while Bede draws at 6 am. (Just so you know, Bede has made breakfast for everyone almost every day for the past 10 years.)
After Bede brings the girl to school, I exercise, run errands, and then settle down to sew or work on stories. I try to get housework done, too. This is the pattern: when I am uninspired, the house is cleaner. When I am in the midst of a project, the dust-bunnies gather, the kitchen floor gets sticky, and people have hastily thrown together meals. I'm trying to work on balance, but so far, have only been able to find it in tree pose. (That's a little arch, but I couldn't resist.)
My newest dolls are two guitarists:
Lefty and righty
In other news, my inspiring friend of the week is The Jogging Clydesdale. You may read his 5k race report here, and his rant about the 5k haters here.