2011 is here and I wanted to start the year on the right foot with a blog post. I am optimistic that it is going to be a great year and from my 2010 perspective, things can only look up. Not that last year was all that bad but from a blogging standpoint the latter part of 2010 was very unproductive. I made the quiet decision to put my blogging/creative life on hold back in May to tend to a few issues that were causing me a fair amount of stress. I am hoping that my very long break will bring with it a fresh perspective, some new creativity and a renewed sense of purpose.
On the home front things are starting to fall into place with the renovation (BIG stressor #1). We were scheduled to have things completed before Christmas, allowing me to start the year in a new studio space but it looks like it's going to take a wee bit longer; end of February at the latest, cross-fingers. Mr. duckyhouse and I are both very tired of it all and spending a years worth of date nights in Home Depot is no fun!
Our current project has been refinishing the stairway/hallway & mudroom but we put it on hold during December as I was sick, so very sick. I finally gave in after 24 days of it (being sick) and went to a walk in clinic on Dec 23rd, diagnosis: a sinus infection with a touch of bronchitis. After that short visit to the doctor I walked away with a prescription for a $70 antibiotic, umm yeah, hefty price but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I’m feeling loads better as I write this and between you and me I blame the whole sick thing on the 13 hours of power sanding the staircase. Yeesh. No matter how well your sanding mask fits, you gotta know that dust is making it’s way into those sinus cavities.
With things more or less on hold creatively you won’t find any new quilts or nifty sewing going on these days. I did manage to knit up a few items during my sick December for gifting and I started this quaint little felt kit with the sweetest woodland critters. I’ll post the photos as soon as they are taken.
Speaking of photos, my camera has been pretty lonely for the past half a year. I want to alleviate that by taking part in a 365 (photo) project. The goal is to take one photo a day to capture your life. I miss taking photos, I miss the inspiration, I need to participate in this idea.
As for resolutions, I have none...well maybe just one. I want to laugh more. seriously.
How about you? How is your New Years shaping up? Any reflections or resolutions?