Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Catching up

My oh my, how my blog has suffered over the past year.  I've been in a cocoon of sorts, just not inspired to write too much.  Is that considered "writer's block"? But even as I haven't written or posted, I've certainly been busy with the usual Laurel "things" - sewing, volunteering, knitting, eating, drinking and hunkering down by the fireplace. 

Writing is sometimes easy, and sometimes it's elusive.  Over the past year I had fleeting thoughts of a blog post, but they left without so much as a nod. I've been on a mission in the last few months to do a little less and just "Be" a little more.  In periods of quiet introspection, I wanted this, my final year in the 60's, to be one of consequence. Approaching 70 is tough. But there is a certain peace that is suppose to come at my age, an acceptance of yourself and a ceasing of dragging yourself down with negativity, etc.

I all but gave up on Facebook this year, following only a few family members.  I only check it once a day usually, which is considerably less than the 20-30 times a day that became my habit. I would have ditched it all together, but for my collaboration with Suzan and my own Laurel's Quill page. Looking for approval (still?) after 70 years is a tad negative (did I really mean pathetic, LOL!) in and of itself. And I must admit the election cycle last Fall with all it's memes, negativity, bashing, etc. did me in.

These days, I am concentrating on what I love to do most...

Reading, knitting, etc. in my cozy little corner in the Hacienda...if the urge to drop off hits me, then slumber away, little grasshopper...


Creating fabulousness for me and Suzan in my She-Cave Studio...
 

Starting to draw and paint again...
 

Started knitting again...notice how I've got a theme of "relaxation" going here...


 Keep the sewing machine humming along with Me-Made clothes...






 Trying to be more stylish and yet be comfortable in my age..



Finish stuff I started forever ago...
 






Get back to entertaining (I love to set a pretty table) once in a while...dinner guests this weekend...Beef Wellington, huh!


Find my natural hair color...it's been red for so long, people believe I am a redhead...my sweet daughter Amy the hairdresser says "you're grayer than you think, Mom".  Bring it on!!


Keep eating healthier...gave up caffeine for the umpteenth time...
 

And yes, working out.  When you have to heave yourself out of the front seat of your car, it's time...
 

Do more Girlfriend things...
 

And, most importantly, feed my soul through my collaboration with Suzan (aka FabricLady)
with who I have been working with for almost 4 years. Now, she keeps up HER blog (I am a contributor), so if you really want to know what I'm doing, just go there. LOL!
 

I spent a couple of hours yesterday in my Corner Chair, looking at photo albums of our trips through the years and old blog posts.  I used to write so much, but these days I'm a poster of my life on Instagram. I love photography and the spontaneity of it all. I've tried Medium as a vehicle for writing, but perhaps I should just give this old blog a jump start and try it back on for size.

we'll see...

Laurel. Age is just a number.

4 comments:

  1. Definitely time to jump start your blog. Take care.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Stephen...you've always been a great supporter! Hope all is well with you!

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  2. Good to see you back, Laurel!! If you ever get the urge, the Tues knitting group is bigger and better than ever. We now meet at the Lutheran Church on San Juan (between Greenback and Madison)..the one on the hill next to the Public Storage. We had to change the time to 1:15 though and we meet in a large room around the back side of the church.
    I hope you will show pics of your hair occasionally, as I'm considering doing the same thing. I just know you're going to look as fabulous as you always do!!!

    Deedee

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    1. Thank you Dee Dee..I have started knitting again and I think about all of you. I'm letting my hair grow a little so Amy can get a clear picture of how gray i am, and go from there!!

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