One Quarter Down

Just found this in my drafts. Guess events of the past couple weeks caused me to forget about it and not post this. I’m leaving it as is and hoping for the best.

Can you believe March is almost over and we’ve just about finished the first quarter of 2017? It’s been a busy few months and there’s little indication that the pace will be slowing down anytime soon.

When I last wrote I was hoping to find a way to get back on track with creative pursuits and a renewed effort to get back to my goal weight. I’m still struggling with both of these goals but I guess I’m making a little progress.

I took a pottery class in February and had a lot of fun shaping a slab of clay into something that resembles a bowl.

I also made this utensil crock and I’m being a little selective as to what goes in it.


We have also started the moving process. Much of the house is packed up already and we were fortunate to find a home after a few frustrating weeks.

This is just a small sample of all the art we’re packing up.

I have also ventured into the world of bullet journaling. I’ve heard the term before but didn’t really know what it was. Now I’m hooked but still very much intimidated by the endless supply of “inspiration” found on Pinterest and YouTube.  You won’t see me posting my layouts and pages on Instagram or Pinterest, but here’s what I will share:

I’m enjoying sitting down with my journal and pens, and colored pencils too, and planning out my weeks and days and getting my to-do lists organized. It’s a good way to decompress after a long day while checking in to see what I accomplished each day. I’m enjoying doodling and coloring even though my pages are not as pretty as those I’ve seen online. They never will be and that’s OK.