• jack,  life,  meditation,  stress,  writers,  writing

    What? Me Stress? Nah!

    What’s Jack up to? The sweetie is chillin. Being happy and carefree on this spring break week.

    I went to a lovely ladies tea this Saturday. Stop laughing. It was for a good cause and I’m a grown up, well, most days. It was my first ladies tea and I had no idea what to wear. Eek!

    I ended up going dressy casual in cropped pants a linen sweater and sandals and I was fine up against the other women in the same type of outfits and there were a few with flowing print skirt and sweater ensembles. But I did hear at some of the more upscale teas they go all out and do the super-dressy hat thing. I hope I don’t get invited to one of those. Too much pressure.

    Now this was through my DH and the women there were wives of friends of my DH and they know I’m a writer and had not seen me in and while. They are all sweet and wonderful women, but I felt like Bridget Jones going at a smug married dinner party with that dreaded, “so Bridget, when you getting married?” question.

    About a 50 times I got, “so when is you book coming out?” or “where can I buy your book?” or “you still working on that book?” question.

    It’s times like that when I almost regret “outing” myself as a writer.

    Thankfully, the guest speaker was a totally cool spiritual healer named Nafisa who put all of us into a semi circle and talked to us about stress and how to deal with it. She then guided us through a meditation where I clearly saw myself on the New York Times, USA Today and The Essence Bestseller Lists and I kept repeating my personal mantra “all roads lead to Oprah, all roads lead to Oprah, all roads lead to Oprah…”

    By the end of it I was just fine!
    Breathe in- Breathe out.
    Trust that it will all be purr-fect!

    So how was your weekend? Wonderful I hope.


  • jack,  Knitting,  stress


    What’s Jack up to? Today he’s totally wild and happy to go out and get some fresh air. I suspect he’s searching for spring to come soon. Me too, Jack.

    Yarnapy– Yarn as therapy.

    I was feeling like I needed a mind release. You know how it is, life’s throwing so much at you that you have to stop, just breathe and do nothing. So I came across this decadent escape at one of my favorite yarn shops, Flying Fingers. I smiled as soon as I saw it and knew it had to be mine. It’s from Colinette Yarns called Giotto and its a cool mix of Cotton,Rayon and Nylon.

    The colors are drool worthy. It’s a sumptuous mix of mossy green, a pale teal with soft pumpkin, golden rod and something I can only describe as earth. The picture does not do it justice.

    I don’t know what I’ll make with it yet. Maybe an easy scarf to toss around my neck come early spring. I’ll play with stitches to find one that really shows of the beauty of this yarn. I love it! Something to occupy my fingers and ease my mind.