It's Thursday? Where did all the other days go? I wrote a check yesterday and I actually remembered to write 2008, so I'm not as braindead as I thought. :) My husband went back to work and Daughter returns to school Monday. I think I'm ready to get back into a writing routine. I still have bouts of grief that I quietly deal with, and my RA is amping up a bit, so I need to work around, or with those two issues. I really can't say that I'll be okay. I'm taking one day at a time, going on because I need to. Maybe someday that will change to; because I want to.
I'm trying to take small moments of happiness as little gifts, before I'm buffeted by another wave of sadness. So I read fun magazines like Fairie Magazine. It's a beautiful magazine full of ethereal creatures, created by artists who truly believe in Fairies. It comes out four times a year. Already I'm di -secting it and using images for crafting. They offer a free paper doll in each issue created by artist Jessica Galbreth. I cut the doll out and her outfit. Then I glued her to some thin card board, cut that around her and then I cut up an old magnet and glued it to the back of the paper doll. I added glitter to her wings and small bits of magnet to her dress and hair wreath and voila, a refrigerator magnet/paper doll. I had to use an exacto knife to cut the doll out once she was glued to cardboard and even though my hand ached I stubbornly finished it. I might take a picture with the cell phone camera, but I'm not sure if it will turn out.
So, that's one of the fun things I've been doing. (Well, fun for me anyway. A party animal I'm not.) Billie is on my lap purring away, Cody found a sunny spot under the Christmas tree by the bay window, Cricket finally settled down somewhere, and my Daughter is out like a light, a snoring lump under a quilt on the sofa. She has not been pleasant to be around lately, so I'm hoping a long nap cures her of her snarkiness. If I didn't have so much to do today I would take one too. As it is I just don't have the heart to move Billie right now, so here I'll sit. For a while any way.