And now for something completely different!
I took this week off of my official writing schedule. Still kept busy with various projects and ideas, but released myself from the strict routine I normally adhere to. In it’s place, I planned one fun thing for each day of the week, and had a delightful turn out.
Saturday: I went to the Renaissance Faire in my area, dressed as a gypsy.
Sunday: I visited my cousin and his wife and their incredible kids.
Monday: I read. Just sat and read fiction by George MacDonald, the fine gentleman who is attributed with this quote:
“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
Tuesday: I went to an art museum and fell in love with this painting.
Wednesday: I drew in a park. I call this particular place Lothlorien after Galadriel’s haunt in Lord of the Rings.
Thursday: I learned to sing a new jazz song and taught myself how to play a C Blues chord. You can hear me sing the first bit here. Be nice! I’m an amateur! Me singing Cry Me a River
Friday: I dressed up and am getting ready to head to my Friday coffee shop, because special occasions are not the only events worthy of pretty, fancy, make-me-feel-lovely clothes.
Resting and remembering to make time for things I love has made this a very rich week for me. Now I want to integrate this calm, stop-and-delight attitude into my normal work-week when Monday rolls around. Wish me luck!
P.S. I recorded myself singing the first few bars of Cry Me a River (the jazz song that I learned). I wasn’t going to post it, but if I get at least three folks in the comments saying they want to hear my first stab at it, I’ll post the audio file.
P.P.S. Counting facebook, enough votes have come in! It’s been posted in Thursday’s blurb!
This Post Has 5 Comments
Michelle Fuller24 Aug 2012
I want to hear it! 🙂 Love your post and happy to hear you had such a good week my dear.
Will24 Aug 2012
Let’s hear it! 😉
Elise Stephens (@elisestephens)26 Aug 2012
All right, Will and Michelle, in case you haven’t seen it, that audio is now posted!
Michelle Fuller31 Aug 2012
I can’t find it! Where did you post it?
Elise Stephens (@elisestephens)31 Aug 2012
There’s a link on Thursday’s entry. Do you see it?