I realize that this may be on no interest to many of you, but to those who write, sketch, paint, sew, or get lost in other crafts - you know how time simply slips away when you are involved in a project. It's as if this dimension doesn't exist... (and you are lost in your own little world).
Then for whatever reason, the muse/motivation/originality abruptly disappears. Some call it writer's block... (and I'm sure there are other names for it). Personally at this point I would call it Covid-itis... too many other things on my mind.
But now it has hesitantly returned. I hope it stays as it gives me pleasant motivation for the day... and a chance to finish something I'd started.
With the virus ramping up again and the election right around the corner, I really need something to keep my mind occupied. Perhaps the 'powers that be'... sent the muse back to me to save my sanity. Whatever... I'm grateful.
I've actually had a fairly pleasant week; Skyped with my grand daughter (got to see her new puppy up close and personal) Zoomed with a dear friend, and thanks to the technical knowledge of my grandson - was able to visit a friend's island on Animal Crossing... and she was able to fly to mine. We ran around the islands together meeting other islanders and going inside their homes. It was fun.
Unfortunately I don't have any great insights to give to other retirees who may be reading this. This isn't that type of informative or inspirational blog... although I do enjoy reading those. This is just an occasional insight into my own life that by sharing (for years in journals and now on a blog) has always been of great benefit to my psychological self.
And before I close I do have to show you a pic of the Halloween decorations that one of our neighbors did. He does this every year and it's always fabulous. This is the one he's done this year in front of his house.
|Halloween castle built in front of neighbor's house 2020
It is amazing... last year it was a Halloween ship that took up the whole front of his lawn.
|Halloween ship 2019
I really hope you are having a good weekend. The weather has gotten cooler here... mornings have been in the 40's and 50's - nice! We've had a little rain, but not much. All in all, we are learning to be content with life as it is. Perhaps this is a good thing.
(ps: trying a new recipe for chicken spaghetti today. Will let you know how it turns out.)