Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

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To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Happy Birthday to Me!

 

It's my birthday today. I decided to ask Brian for a special gift - Time for Me. I've asked that I have a couple of hours to myself on Wednesday evenings where I'm not expected (or asked) to join in activities with him or anyone else. I need time to work on my projects without guilt.

I don't know if I'll ever feel guilt-free about doing my own thing, but it's a start. 

At work today I was treated to a homemade strawberry buttermilk cake with a THICK layer of cream cheese frosting. My patrons were so kind and all wished me Happy Birthday (because when they asked how I was doing I told them IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND I'M HAVING A GREAT DAY! - shameless self-promotion, I know). Then Brian made fried chicken for dinner and I am looking forward to a visit from my sister April this weekend... 
All in all, an excellent day. Maybe I can talk my hubby into turning in early... :)

Comments

Unknown said…
Happy Birthday! I hope it's as wonderful and bright as those flowers.
April Hajek said…
Glad you had a great birthday, I did as well! I am packed and ready to come see you this weekend. I packed your gifts too. Ahhhh, can't wait to see you, it has been forever. :)
Holly said…
Happy Birthday! :D
Heidi said…
Hope you had the most spectacular birthday!

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