Saturday, September 15, 2012

September gleanings

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.


Annette said...

Those guitarists are incredibly cute. Great job!

Lynn said...

thanks for the encouragement on my blog. I am a new runner...and a 10K will be a challenge...I can run for more than 6 miles but I am not sure if I will at an event...but I will give it what I can!

Saints and Spinners said...

Annette: Thanks! I get a kick out of doing music-themed dolls... maybe I need to make a banjo gnome next?

Lynn: You're welcome! I don't know you, but I suspect you will be pleasantly surprised by what emerges within you.

Big Clyde said...

I liked your comments on the Jogging Clydesdale's site! Funny.

tanita davis said...

Such a cute picture of Bede; the intimacy of the lighting, the coiled energy of his body... contrasted with the slovenly slouch of the cat is pretty funny.

Lone Star Ma said...

Yes. And I think the dolls are so cute.

adrienne said...

LOOK AT THE DOLLS WITH THE GUITARS! I find them so adorable I had to go to all-caps.

If you ever figure out that life balance thing, send some tips.