I just returned from a long visit with family and friends in SoCal. What always seems to be a great expanse of time in the planning somehow ends up going past like a movie on fast-forward. Packing for this trip always includes at least three books, my camera, sketch books, colored pencils, pens, and enough knitting to see me through until the next season. Never mind that I am not going into the wilderness, I just like to be prepared. Oh...and my computer goes with me, just in case I have free time to start writing my book (after I read the ones I brought, do some artwork, and knit all that yarn).
I'm now in post-vacation recovery mode, with a long lists of things I will be working on soon. The new Roving Art subscriptions open up on Labor Day weekend, and I have some Free Fall rovings dyed that have never been photographed and put on Etsy. I'm moving in slow gear these days, trying not to take on more than I can successfully manage and eliminating things that I have finally acknowledged I'll never get to. It's a challenge to slow down after these last years of craziness with the yarn shop. I have a blessed life...I want to slow down and enjoy it more.
Oh...and this little tidbit about my trip: I got my first ever senior discount at the matinee one day. OUCH.