A few days ago I mentioned how busy I’ve been. And I have. Most of my time has been devoted to tax preparation. January through March is always a tough time for me. Spending extra long work hours manipulating numbers drains my brain. There never seems to be reserves of energy or brain power on hand for anything else.
This year, I decided to treat myself to a mid-tax-season break. At the end of February I spent 3 days in Georgia with some awesome ladies doing nothing more than eating, laughing, eating, shopping, eating, and crafting. Did I mention I did a lot of eating??? Seriously, what girl doesn’t love having someone else prepare home cooked meals for her? I’m usually the shopper, chef, and clean up crew. It was a real treat to let someone else be in charge. The only down side is I swear I had to have gained at least 2 lbs a day. The food was wicked good!
In addition to feeding my face, I also fed my spirit during those 3 days. I haven’t taken time to create anything crafty, or otherwise, in a long time. I had actually forgotten how therapeutic it is for me to play with paper, glue, and scissors. Without much time to prepare for my trip, I simply grabbed several kits and a few products I had purchased over the past year or so. I assumed I could piece something together with the lot. At the very least, it would feel good just to look at and touch all the pretty paper and embellishments. (Any and all scrapbook lovers know exactly what I mean.)
My small stash included the Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline products. When I bought these items, I remember thinking how sweet they were and even though I had no idea what I would create, I knew I had to add them to my stash. When I rediscovered the “10 things I love about everyday life” envelope, it became the starting point and focus of a mini book. Of course there are far more than 10 things to love about my everyday. Things ranging from the important to the not-so-necessary. I decided to create an art journal, of sorts, documenting all the more important things that sometimes get taken for granted. This little book serves as a reminder to keep my focus on what really matters.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of what I value in my everyday, but it serves as good representation. So how about you? Wanna share what brings you smiles in your everyday life?