The sun is shining and the birds are singing. It's definitely the day before Easter. I've always loved Easter: the promise of new life, resurrection, the dawn after the long, dark night. I've also always enjoyed the other side of Easter: the chocolate bunnies, the egg hunts, the gathering of friends and family for feast and conversation.
Spring officially arrived two weeks ago but the weather decided to show up on the tail end of last week. Oh has it been delightful! The courtyard looked a mess after the hurricane of last autumn and the ME/Fibro flare-up induced neglect of winter.
Thanks to the gorgeous weather, I've been able to potter about outside and get the courtyard mostly in order:
THIS is where I've been working on my "off" days. This little cafe table was given to us by my Mom after one of our moves. The arm chair was found at the end of our lane. Someone sat it out for the garbage pick up...or for people like me who just LOVE to take someone else's cast offs and turn them into favorite belongings! It's got a wee hole in the seat but it's nothing a bit of fun, decorative duct tape can't fix!
How has your week been? Your writing? Your creative ventures? My mind has fully awakened to the new birth and resurrection themes of Spring this year. I've been sketching ideas, doodling dreams, and seriously shifting some priorities. There are so many ideas running 'round in my head, I get dizzy at night trying to sort through them all! And, of course, my mind has not been at my day job in quite a while. I knew I had to sit down, take stock, and figure out what I really wanted to work on and what needed to go back on the shelf for a bit longer.
Such a refreshing last few days!
Plus, it's nice to get all of THAT out of my head and onto my computer!
I wish you all a wonderful, relaxing Saturday and Easter Sunday. However you celebrate, or if you don't celebrate at all, I hope you find yourself surrounded with friends and family, or take the opportunity to breathe deep and enjoy some much needed solitude.
Pass the ham, won't you?