10.23.2014

writing wistfully

I've always enjoyed writing.  It's a way for me to relax, sort out my thoughts, share ideas, and experience words in a new way.  I've often felt I'm better at expressing myself through writing rather than speaking.  I'll stumble over my words while talking, be afraid of expressing my opinions, have difficulty finding a good time to join a conversation.  But with writing, it's just me doing the talking (typing).  I don't have to worry about waiting my turn, being talked over, or having an opinion different from the present consensus.  Just my words dancing across the screen, saying whatever I'd like to say, however I want to say it.

Many creative projects have been flying through my mind lately, but I often don't have the energy or motivation to do anything when I get home from work.  I know this lethargic feeling will be just as bad, if not worse, when we have children and I am a stay at home mom and we begin homeschooling.  One way or another I'll figure out how to push through the sluggishness, and to perhaps not expect so much of myself so I don't feel awful for taking time to relax and goof around on the internet for a bit.

Last week I started refashioning a men's dress shirt.  I'm thinking it will most likely turn out to be something like this.  I haven't been able to work on it since last Friday but I'm hoping towards the end of next week I can get back at it.  Tomorrow and Saturday I am photographing the Lutherans For Life 2014 National Conference in Grand Rapids.  For a few days I'll be busy editing so I can send off the the finished images as soon as I can, but after that I'll finally get to finish my shirt project.

I was not needed at work today so I finally got bake cookies from a recipe I've been wanting to try for ages.  I think they turned out pretty well.  You could probably use half the sugar it calls for and substitute half the white flour with whole wheat flour.  I'm planning to write those tips down when I copy the recipe for my recipe box.

Tonight is one of the few nights when I can sit quietly by myself and sip some wine while enjoying one of my favorite movies:  Julie&Julia.  I have watched this movie more times than I can count but I still love it.  The story always inspires me to cook new things, write on my blog, and attempt creative projects.  Sometimes I wish I could regularly write on my blog interesting recipes, tutorials, projects, something that would attract and inspire fellow creatives.  But between housekeeping, cooking, working, and what little time my husband and I actually get to spend together, keeping up such involvement with my blog is just not possible right now.  So I will content myself with the occasional few minutes of writing I can squeeze in a couple times a month and the even more sparse blog posts where I can actually share photos and details of one of my recent accomplishments.

Now I'm going to get back to my movie and this crochet pattern I'm trying out.  Hopefully in the future I'll be able to share my new shirt, hat, and some fun recipes with y'all!  :)