Up Late: Fighting Nesting

Play, play, play.

Play, play, play.

I have been feeling a bit torn lately. I don’t sit still well, but a full-blown case of  hormone-driven nesting has hit me. I always have a list of to-dos for the house, but I have been attacking it with more enthusiasm than usual. It feels really good to get things done and clearing clutter from the house make me feel much happier and less stressed. But at the same time, I keep hearing from everyone around me to take it easy and listen to my body. Easier said than done, but I am getting to a point where when my feet start to hurt or my back tightens up I know it’s time to quit.

French bread and herbs from my kiddos herb garden. We turned them into pizza.

French bread and herbs from my kiddos herb garden. We turned them into pizza.

Cookbooks! I should've taken a before picture, but believe me, it was bad. The stacks of books were always collapsing and there were piles of magazine clippings of recipes on top. But I said goodbye to half a dozen books and rearranged. Hopefully this sticks.

Cookbooks! I should’ve taken a before picture, but believe me, it was bad. The stacks of books were always collapsing and there were piles of magazine clippings of recipes on top. But I said goodbye to half a dozen books and rearranged. Hopefully this sticks.

Today was another one of those days. In an effort to use up vacation time before I lose it, I took Monday and Tuesday off. And I made a promise to myself; one day for chores, another for art. Even though today was my chore day, I still wrapped up the day with some fun time. And I still plan on tomorrow being more creative time. There may be some crazy nesting/cleaning/energy highs, but they come with long naps and feeling a bit sluggish the rest of the time. So I am happy that for the first time in what feels like forever, I actually have pictures to share.

Started the base for a friend's painting. And then I took the extra bits and added them to my sketchbook. Sometimes I need to start a background without knowing where the page is going.

Started the base for a friend’s painting. And then I took the extra bits and added them to my sketchbook. Sometimes I need to start a background without knowing where the page is going.

More paint!

More paint!

Not sure where this is headed, but in the spirit to getting outside my comfort zone, I am rolling with wherever the paint takes me.

Not sure where this is headed, but in the spirit to getting outside my comfort zone, I am rolling with wherever the paint takes me.

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