I have come down from that high I was on for 2 plus weeks with a thud. I have embraced the "living alone" since my sweetie is now living in a Memory Care Facility, but after this trip I needed someone with me, I needed some children around to put me back on the normalcy train. I needed someone to get out of bed for, to fix dinner for, to wash clothes for but with no one around, I did nothing. And I do mean nothing....I would get out of bed, but sometimes in the past 5 days I wouldn't get dressed. One day, I put on a top, but my jammies were still on my bottom. Shower, not...make bed, not....fix a good meal, not....In other words, I came down off of that wonderful high after I attended Shutter Sister's Oasis in Palm Springs and enjoyed time with good friends in Phoenix with an enormous thud. I have read on our Shutter Sister's Facebook page about those that returned home to their children and all that entails, the busyness of life with a family. I needed to come home to that. Or those that returned to their jobs and all the demands it produces, I needed that.
But today, I am showered and dressed (fully dressed), clean sheets are on the bed, and I have started the process of creating 2013 Calendars to sell at an Art event at the end of the month. Prior to leaving I had almost completed a "Barn" calendar, now I am working on a "Tea Cup" calendar and a "Floral" Calendar. All of these calendars are my photography images and it will be my first attempt at selling any of my work. Scary, yes, exciting, yes. I just ordered 50 (I am being very optimistic) CD Calendar Cases, but I also plan on giving some as gifts.
This is a preview of my "cup calendar"...there are still a few months missing, but after collecting cups and mugs for so long this was an obvious choice for a calendar.
"The grand essentails of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." ~ Alan K Chalmers
Until next time.....