i’ve been in a good mood. and it has lasted all month pretty much. after several months of ache, it feels so good to be in a sustained good mood. thank you, world! i’ve had such a good time these last few days reconnecting with friends on the phone, getting letters, and cards, and photos, and cookies, and surprises in the mail. i love this time of year. and i’m really looking forward to our trip to florida to see the families later this week. i need to see my mom. it’s time. we’ll have our morning tea and chat and craft and she’ll give us the tour of all the beautiful decorating/changes she’s made to the house since our last visit home one year ago.
i’ve also been spending some time in the studio these last couple of days, and it feels like i’m a kid – i love it when it’s like that. i lose time and off i go. i’m noticing that if i challenge myself to work quickly on a project, it feels more natural and fun for me. and my dear friend kimmie sent me a new desk light especially made for art studios. how in the world did she know i’ve been wanting that? what kind of friend just happens to know and sense that what you’ve been wanting and wishing for is a light (of all things) for the studio? kimmie kelly, that’s who.
oh yeah, john kicked ass in his first semester of CRNA graduate school. all a’s. all a’s! i’m so proud.
and i just want to say that i am looking forward to the Body for Life challenge in January. i know several people from oregon all the way to georgia who are committed to doing it, too. i’m considering starting a whole other blog about it to track our progress, share tips and motivation. if you are interested, please let me know. i’d like for it to be a group blog where members can post anytime they choose. i’d like a space where i can go each day to be held accountable, get meal ideas, and share our ups and downs of the experience. i think it will be really great. on a side note, if you are considering it, i’d recommend buying the original BFL book, not the one for women. and i would also recommend taking a look at the cookbook called Eating For Life. it’s full of meal ideas. and i love it.