Monday, December 2, 2019

Rounding the Corner

We are rounding the corner on 2019 and I thought I would sit here and play ketch-up. It's snowing today.  It's been a grey day all day and we are supposed to get a nor'ester storm later this evening. Gale force winds and snow. I am hibernating. I took the day off before I ever knew about the storm. So glad to be indoors today. I've been playing Ani DiFranco in the background for the better part of the day while I did some creative work. I finally changed it over to some Christmas music.  Mariah Carey is singing All I Want For Christmas. I can't help bobbing along to the song.

I am late on Christmas shopping. It's the first week and I have only bought one gift. Ergh! I think that might be the only one I get this year.  My poor nieces will just have to get an envelope of cash from me.  Poor things!  I have plenty of time to get my family gifts...but I just don't wanna! I am so over the crowded Christmas crowds. Maybe I'll just buy everyone socks this year. Haha!  Just kidding...well kind of. In the grand scheme of things, who cares? It's just more STUFF! Stuff that will get stuffed in over-stuffed drawers never to see the light of day again. I think my capitalist gene died this year. We will be holding a wake for it any day now. Just need to get the bottle of tequila sitting at my work desk to pour one for the homies. Haha!

I'm in a bit of silly mood. I've spent the weekend writing and spending time doing creative work. I feel almost human again. It's been too long.  I put an entry into an Emerging Writing Program with the Public Theater.  I didn't think I was going to follow through with it because on most given days, I feel like that ship has sailed.  BUT...then I think, why not? I have nothing to lose.  Better to put in an application and get a rejection than NOT applying.

My goal for the month of December is to find some creative projects to work on. I'm going to push past my comfort zone and find some new ways to challenge my creative brain. It's been lying dormant for about three years now...no more excuses.  Off the top of my head, here are some things I've been thinking about:
1. Continue to learn French. Perhaps get over my shyness and speak it, out loud.
2. Sign up for another drawing class.
3. Attend art lectures after work.
4. Take a cooking class.
5. Take a jewelry-making class.
6. Learn welding. Yes, for art projects
7. Learn weaving.
8. I've even thought of ballet classes but I can't get the Fantasia image of hippo in a tutu out of my head. Again...working on getting past my comfort zone. 
I will have to try a few things and see what I connect with.

On a last note, I'm going to leave you with Eartha Kitt's- Santa Baby

-Lily

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