Monday, January 27, 2014

Getting My Groove Back

It's been a bit crazy around here.  But things are beginning to get back to normal, and I'm getting my groove back again.  It feels really, really good.   And new, in spots.  A newer, slightly improved groove, perhaps.  It's hard to explain, friend.  I wish I could let you inside of my head.  There is all sorts of good stuff going on up there, that hasn't quite figured it's way out.  I'm being patient.  It feels like it's going to be worth the wait.  In the meantime, I'm doing things that make me happy.  For example, I took Mary Ann's Remains of the Day journal class recently.  I'll do an entire post about it soon, because I must tell you, I absolutely loved it.  You may already know about it, it's been around a few years.  I'm a little late to the party.  But so glad I finally made it.  So inspirational.

And I'm eating comfort food.  This was my lunch today.  I admit to a grilled cheese addiction lately.  I'm balancing it with lots of fruit and water.  Haha.  I'm enjoying some of my treasures that I've found in cupboards and pantries.  The plate is a square luncheon plate that was my great grandmother's.  It's Mayflower by Spode.  I have a gazillion different pieces, and have brought it out for everyday.  It makes grilled cheese feel really special.  The small quilt is one my mother made.  It sits on my dining room table.  Love the colors, and the feedsack cloth reproduction fabrics.  So sweet.

I'm getting out and about, meeting new peeps and seeing old friends.  My very first book group ever started last week!  I've been looking for a book group forEVER, and this one found me towards the end of the year.  We met on Thursday to discuss Stephen King's Joyland.  It was a great book.  I read several Stephen King novels when I was younger - The Shining, Carrie, Firestarter, and some of his other creepy stories.  I loved them at the time.  I think they'd freak me out too much now.  This book was nothing like those.  I was a bit hesitant to start it, but it was a great mystery!  If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it if you like mysteries.  And if you've not read Stephen King in awhile, like me, this is a great book to re-introduce yourself.  (Also, did she choose the best napkins, or what?)

Um.  Have you tried this?  It's ridiculous.  So delish.  Go.  Get yourself to Trader Joe's and get one now!  It will set things right in no time flat.  

And the best thing ever to get back into the groove?  A sunshiney aftternoon in January!  I put the top down on Maude the Pod and ran a few errands.  Nothing better to beat the winter blues than a little bit of sunshine to generate that beautiful vitamin D!  Hope all of you are doing well in your corners of the world.  Cheers, from mine!


Anne D said...

Good on you, that class looks like fun, and I'm glad you're getting out and about and meeting people.

I really need to (and want to) get back to creative things after my surgery, but I'm just so tired right now...

TJ's chocolate is the best. It's a good thing I can't walk to ours, or I'd be in real trouble. I'm in enough as it is, because there's a Cost Plus World Market within walking distance, and they have the next best chocolate.

I love your self-portrait, you look so happy and energetic!

A bird in the hand said...

You never lost your groove. You were busy (un peu de vin, une bouchée de chocolat!!!). xoxoxo