It's possible that a vicodin induced 8 hour sleep last night might be at the core of everything, but this morning I feel fresh.
Brian and I have fallen into some 'old people' ways. We work very hard for 9 to 10 hours a day, 5 days a week. Our conversations tend to revolve around work, the economy, and the government. We inhale dinner and then sit and watch the same old shows on TV, sometimes watching reruns that we can quote. We have hunkered down and done some amazing work to save money and reduce our debt in an amazing way. We've taken all the steps we could to ensure we have a roof over our heads and steady income.
We are living a very blessed, and amazingly dull life and our minds and spirits are atrophying.
So today is the start of some changes.
- We are eating dinner at the kitchen table with the TV off.
- We are going to make a schedule of TV shows we really enjoy and put them on the DVR to watch when we want, not necessarily when they run. They are enjoyable, but they are not really important, so they will take a backseat to things that are important to us.
- Reading, learning, creating, playing...those things are going to take center stage.
- We are going to sign up for guitar lessons
- We are going to have more dinner & a movie out nights. As long as there are things we want to see, which I'm happy to say I think the movies coming out soon fit that bill.
I spent this morning doing two of four sketches for a 4 mini canvas painting I've wanted to make for years.
Tomorrow I start writing for a contest that looks like fun. And I won't sulk if I don't make it very far, I just want to flex my creative muscles.
I am going to continue to spin and knit because it's my zen and my art.
At the end of next month we are renting a dumpster and cleaning out the basement. There will be much wood working in my future.
I have slowly been disconnecting from old habits that have been tethering me too firmly. It all feels very exhilarating and I needed to make note of it.