I'm really horrible at keeping up with my blog these days and for that I apologize. Retreat was definitely a energizer for me :) I loved the "Picture says a thousand words" exercise. It really helped push the creative juices forward. I was able to get a fairly good start on a work in progress that I am working on to get my creative juices back in order. I'm really enjoying this story.
Things have been going pretty well these last few weeks. My daughter kept me busy over the weekend instead of me wasting the days after work on binge watching tv :) Each day after I got off work she had something planned for us to do. By 8:30 Sunday night I was pretty worn out for an old lady, however, the end results were fantastic. She helped me get my back porch how I envisioned it for this summer. So since the weekend I've been able to get outside and write and catch up on everything I've needed to catch up on where the computer is concerned.
Windows 10 gave me a little aggravation last week and I lost two whole days of writing work. It did a take over of my computer and one thing it didn't take in was my laptop and Windows 10 are not compatible, so yes, I had to reinstall Windows 7. Let's just say I ended up turning the phone over to my husband when I was on the phone with support. At least it helped us get to a place where we could fix my computer. Other than that they were no help.
I have to say though, the hard work I did over the weekend with the daughter and grandkids did help me get back on track. It burned out of me any and all aggravation which was very helpful, with the bonus of being able to write in nature again as a huge plus :)
For me there is nothing more settling to the soul than being able to enjoy the outside world. I love feeling the breeze as it washes over me while I sit at the computer working. Listening to the birds chatter back and forth with one another. The furbies playing in their pool, chasing each other through the backyard, or just lounging under the shade trees.
Sitting outside, drinking the morning coffee, just waking up to the peace that surrounds me allows it to seep into my soul to put a nice spin on the day ahead. Hearing the neighborhood of our small town wake up as people start their day. This is what makes life special.
This weekend I am hoping to reorganize our backyard fire pit a little. That is if the predicted rain stays away. Next week when hubby's home he will till the garden one more time and I will seed it behind him. Then the entire garden will be ready for the up and coming season :) I put in a few plants already, such as the tomatoes and peppers, but the seeds need sowing and it is definitely past time :) That's one aspect of this time of year I do enjoy. It allows me the peace of just being. Watching something start from nothing and grow to full potential. Just like we as humans are capable of. I've yet to clean out my chest freezer this season, but that too will happen when I make the time. I have no idea what is left in there from last year's crops. I imagine not much :)
Well I better get myself moving. Work at 3 today and a lot left to do before I need to get there :)
Everyone have a lovely day!!!
Blessings to all!!!