Average No More

Average No More

Life changing events are not always large. They can be small, seemingly insignificant things that would have no effect on others. They can be something another would forget within the hour. In High School I found out that my GPA was in the middle of my class. I don’t mean approximately.  Smack dab in the middle …

Art on the Run

Art on the Run

On the run.  All the time.  Art comes along for the ride now.  Little books made in coffee shops,  in the car and  waiting for something I had to wait for.  No longer remembered, but taking time. Bits ready for paint, or glue or stamping can go with me  and turn this waiting into playing.  …

The Gift of Laughter and Books – Self Care Saturday

The Gift of Laughter and Books – Self Care Saturday

Laughter is one of the most powerful self care strategies I can think of. Others might prefer face masks or manicures. A good ole belly laugh that makes me snort and pound on the table while tears stream down my face…now that’s the kind of self care I love best. It is extra good if …

Resting – Self Care Saturday

Resting – Self Care Saturday

Today I allowed myself to sleep late, laze about and recharge. Lately I’ve been driving so much the car feels like an extension of my body. Last Saturday I vowed I would not get in my car and I did not. What a great feeling that was! This week I decided that I would do …

Yes or No – Your Choice – Self Care Saturday

Yes or No – Your Choice – Self Care Saturday

Sometimes I say “Yes…” when I want to say “NO!” I’m guessing I’m not alone in this. Today my self care included saying no to the alarm, yes to my pillows, no to moving fast and yes to taking things at my own pace. I said no to the car. Yes to the kitchen. Generally …

Books, Books, Books – Self Care Saturday

Books, Books, Books – Self Care Saturday

Self Care Saturday is here and I don’t have a page spread done to share. But hey, Self Care Saturday is about self care and I decided that pushing myself this late in the day to create a spread was going to end in a sad looking spread. So what do librarians do for fun?  Here is …

Time to phone a friend – Self Care Saturday

Time to phone a friend – Self Care Saturday

I jumped the gun on Self Care Saturday this week and scheduled a call on Friday with dear friend and fiber artist, Cindi Huss. So when I sat down with my journal to do this week’s page, I was amazed to see two faces and two phones staring out of the paper at me. The …

Hydrate & Moisturize – Self Care Saturday

Hydrate & Moisturize – Self Care Saturday

On the second Self Care Saturday moisture was on the agenda! Winter really dried me out. Spring is a great time to rejuvenate and we are finally enjoying Springlike weather! So priorities today — plenty of fluids and moisturize. Care to join me? What did you do to pamper yourself today?