The last day of no routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to focus on resting and recharging.

Since the kids have had a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday it seems that I should focus on the fact that this is the last day of no routine in my house. Tomorrow will be back to school and it will be off to the races once again. I have to say it’s been nice to be slower but it doesn’t last long in this house.

This week will hold two craft fairs, try-outs for winter drumline, Tuba Christmas, and probably a few other things I am missing.

So as I type this in my pajamas I realize that this is the last day for a bit of ease for quite some time. I am grateful to have the down time, but I am looking forward to what the future brings too.

What are you looking forward to?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Remembering what day it is.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is the day to focus on resting, re-charging, and breaking your routine.

I don’t know about you but some weeks everything seems to blend together. Every day you wake up and begin to work and it all just seems to be the same. No day looks different and it all is just one big string of sunrises and sunsets smooshed together. Have you had those weeks?

I had that week this week. I couldn’t seem to remember the dates and actually showed up a day early for a business lunch. Driving into the parking lot of the restaurant was strange. As I turned my truck off I remarked to my fellow networker that there just seemed to be no cars here since the event starts in 15 minutes. Well, there were no cars because I was a day early. Somehow I had moved forward a day. So, yes, I came back the next day and everything worked out.

These are the kind of weeks that you really need to break your routine and rest a bit to get back on track. It’s important to hit the reset on your body from time to time to stay on top of things. Don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest is a good thing.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! This is the day to rest. Aaaagggghhhh.

It’s amazing to me how a couple hours, days, weeks, whatever you have taken off can sharpen the mind. A change of scenery does the body and mind so good.

Recently I took a week off and was amazed how a little extra sleep and the smell of a forest with actual trees (I live in the desert where the color brown is perfected) can be a game changer.

This week, however, I am back to it and am planning a bunch to get ahead. I love how putting in the work and doing some much needed planning and preparation can ease my mind for the rest of the week.

So what do you do to sleep better at night? What’s your favorite get-away?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting makes you strong.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you ready to be strong? Sometimes when you feel the most fragile you need to become strong. If you’ve gone through a tragedy or just simply a ton of mental exercise at work, home, whatever remember to take a break. Your perspective will be better and you will come back stronger. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take care of yourself.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Breaking from the routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Is it possible to break out of the routine? Are you able to slow down enough to rest? For me this is a much needed break. I run about a hundred miles an hour all the time so for me it is a must to force myself to slow down.

So how do you slow down? Do you just automatically do it? Do you have a certain meal you fix? Or do you just run until you have to take a break?

Here’s to getting out of the rut and looking at things from a different perspective.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Taking a break.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! What do you do to take a break? I know many of you that teach are in the middle of grading and report cards. I know some of you are doing inventory and others are working on year end reports. So when everything is done how do you relax? How do you break up the routine?

For me it means going to a good dinner (not fancy but more comfort food). It means going in to the studio and just creating. Or it means having some fun at the mini golf place. And sometimes it means going to see a movie and escaping reality with a bucket of popcorn. I think today my daughter, Tara, has put in the request to see a movie. So it is off to the cinema we go.

Whatever you do I hope it is restful, peaceful, and rejuvenating.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Rest is often a break from the routine.

It’s Sabbath Sunday!  This is the day to rest and re-charge.  Rest can be defined as a break from the routine.  So, I will ask you, how do you break from the routine?  I need some ideas for the bunch of us to do.  Here’s what is being contemplated.

In October the play “Carrie” is being done with Theatre 29.

In November (the 3rd I believe) is the Beer & Wine Tasting at the Boys & Girls Club.

On November 30 there will be a first time Tuba Christmas at The River.  (Joel is coordinating.)

Please let me know if you have other ideas.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂