It’s been a little quiet around here lately. Have you noticed? I thought I’d stop by and let you know what I’ve been up to and why you haven’t seen a new project in the past week or so.
First, I should mention that there’s nothing wrong. No one’s sick or injured. I feel like my first paragraph could give that impression, so I want to clear that up. I’m not entirely sure what the deal is, but I just kinda lost my painting mojo. The thought of picking up a brush exhausted me. Which is weird because it usually makes me happy. So I put the brush down. And my computer. And I guess I took a little break without really meaning to take a break.
Instead of blogging and painting and working on projects, these are some of the things I’ve been doing instead.
We discovered geocaching
Have you ever heard of geocaching? It’s like a giant outdoor treasure hunt and it’s so much fun! You can find more info on this website, but basically, people hide boxes all over the world (there’s even one in the International Space Station), then post the GPS coordinates and some clues online and other people can have fun tracking them down. We’ve gone three times in the last couple weeks and we’re already addicted.
Our oldest son graduated and enlisted in the Air Force
We recently attended our oldest son Austin’s high school graduation. He joined the Air Force and leaves for basic training on Monday. We’re extremely proud of him and excited for this next phase of his life. This is a picture of Chris (my husband), Logan and Austin (my stepsons) and me at Austin’s graduation.
I started running again
I used to run all the time. Somewhere along the way after having kids I just stopped. There just never seemed to be enough time for it and/or I was too exhausted to think about it. For the past few weeks I’ve been throwing Max in the jogging stroller and going for a jog in the afternoons after I drop Sam off at kindergarten. (Although now that Sam is off for the summer, I’ll need to change my schedule around). I’ve typically used this time in the afternoon to work on projects and give Max a nap, but I can’t tell you how energizing it’s been to claim that time to work on my own health and wellbeing. Plus he still takes a nap, falling asleep in the stroller before we get our first mile in.
In addition, we’ve been hitting the pool, reading (Sam is massively interested in books at the moment and I want to keep that going), and having campfires with the neighbors.
And guess what happened yesterday? I suddenly felt like painting a table. So I did. And it was fun again. Then I got the computer out and put together this blog post. I feel energized and ready to tackle a few projects.
Here’s a sneak peek of the table we’re working on and will be sharing on the blog this coming Wednesday.
So that’s what I’ve been up to, and I really just wanted to check in with you guys before the week ended. We’re having a going away party for Austin on Sunday, but I’ll be back next week with some new projects and tutorials. I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!
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