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…

Start by Playing - January 1, 2020

It's been a mark of honor in my life to be busy. It meant I was Doing Important Things.

This year, I decided to start off differently and just play all day. 

This is what I accomplished.  My son told me a few months ago that he worked on puzzles in the school library. I thought it would be fun to get him a couple for Christmas. 

He didn't do anything with them for a few days, so I asked if he minded me doing some. He said no problem.  I did a small 100 piece one the other day. It was fun, but my son never looked at it or what I was doing. 

Today I asked if he minded me doing another one. Again, no problem mom! I worked on this one for hours. This evening, after my husband went to bed,  I was down to the last 30 pieces or so. Kiff came over and tried to fit a couple pieces in. I got up from the table and asked if he wanted to finish for me. And he did. 

It was a little hard to let him finish something I had put so much time into, but I hoped he would get something from it - something more than I would have.  

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