Monday, May 17, 2010

Rest, More Rest and Planting a Garden

Thank goodness for cuddly puppies!

My life has been a bit pathetic lately. Go to work in the morning, come home, find something to eat that doesn't sound revolting, lay down for a while, get up and do some stuff around the house, lay down again, find something to eat that doesn't sound revolting, and (you guessed it) lay down again for a while. In between all of that I am constantly thinking about the business I have that has been completely neglected for the past two months. I am trying not to beat myself up too badly about that, but I am starting to wonder if I'll every feel motivated to work in the studio again!? I am sure I will, but for now I guess I need to focus on this little baby growing inside me. I desperately need to get some new jewelry to Seasons very soon. So one of these days I am going to force myself to work. I just don't feel like myself at all. I never thought I'd need so much prodding and prompting to make jewelry.

Caleb was our rock picker

It was a beautiful weekend! My sister and her kiddos came over and we worked outside all day Saturday. We cleaned out and planted our little gardens and did other yard work. It was a fabulous day. That evening we grilled out - my mom made an amazingly delicious vegetable pizza. I don't think a cheeseburger ever tasted so good!

Amos sat in a cool dirt hole and chomped on grass all afternoon.

Well, I really truly honestly hope to get some work done in the studio this week. I can't promise anything because I never know how I am going to feel from one moment to the next. But I am praying for focus and motivation. Truth be told I am a tad bit nervous to delve into all of the studio chemicals that say "known to cause birth defects in the state of California" on them. I am sure you metalsmiths know which ones I am referring to. That's the last thing I need right now : )

Alright, it's almost time to start supper - spaghetti, green beans, and garlic bread. Italian food has been sounding sooo good lately : ) Have a great night!


  1. I totally know how you feel Janell! When I was pregnant with Brooklyn, I didn't scrapbook for like 5 months!! That is just not like me:) Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Thanks Kassie! I'm glad to hear it's not just me : )

  3. I get it too...just take a day at a time and don't freak out if you don't have the motivation. It will come back.