Preparation means better rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! I don’t know about you but it’s hard to rest when there are piles on my desk. So before I can rest a little cleaning is in order. For me a good to do list and some calendar management goes a long way. I need to prepare to work to not have piles to rest.

What do you have to do to be able to fully rest?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Are you resting?

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Are you resting? I know there is a time change and everything else. Believe me. I know. I have the piles on my desk to prove it. But sometimes you need to walk away and take a breath. You need to do something different to reset your mind.

How do you break up your routine so the little daily things don’t drive you crazy? What is your version of a breath of fresh air?

Mine is a clean craft studio and not as many piles. So I will wake up with no alarms (yes, it is plural) and ease in to my day. And then I will clean, pick up, and get things done. Here’s to a slower day.

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 🙂

Not much rest here.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! There’s not much rest here today since I took yesterday off. It’s the first Saturday I didn’t have a class or fair in as long as I can remember. So yesterday I went to dinner, ran some errands, and finished the night with a movie. It felt good. So today I have projects to finish, classes to prepare for, and much, much more.

What are you working on today or are you?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by driving.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! I know most of you are confused by the headline. I am too. I know driving is not resting, but it’s important. So, as long as the weather holds out, I will be driving for the grand opening of a good friend’s first salon and boutique. Sometimes it’s not practical, but if it is that important you do it. So, I am most likely on the road today.

What are you doing to break up your routine? Are you doing anything special on this holiday weekend?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting by getting ahead.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! I am resting today by getting ahead. I have a few messes to clean up since I haven’t been home much. Between classes, life, and looking for a new truck it’s been a little hectic this week. I do find that if I procrastinate then I get a bit anxious and don’t rest well. The only solution I have found for this is to do the work. Sometimes I re-prioritize and sometimes I just knuckle down and get it done.

Today is one of those days for me where I will need to get it done. For today grocery shopping, re-organizing my budget, cleaning the studio, laundry, cleaning, and creating a bunch is on my list. Thankfully it is a short week for school with the Presidents’ Day holiday coming up. So what’s on your list for today?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It’s a super rest day.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today is a day of rest for me. What is it for you?

Today I get a day of rest with awesome commercials. Yes, I watch the Super Bowl…for the commercials and the halftime show. Not really for the game.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

It is time to rest.

It’s Sabbath Sunday and it is time to rest. Tara, my daughter, has had a friend over this weekend. Joel, my husband, has had jobs. I vended at the Farmers’ Market and then held a class last night. I love what I do, but I have to say that I am looking forward to having a slower day (at least I hope so). So hopefully there is not a ton of cooking or cleaning to do because I want to put my feet up and look through pinterest.

What do you do to relax and say you’ve done nothing all day?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Resting after working.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Do you know how rewarding a good rest is after working? How good it feels to stretch after a long run? How good a meal tastes after cooking half the day? Rest is so much sweeter after doing something.

How do you rest or celebrate the finish of a project? (Remember each response earns a reward point.)

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

So grateful to be still.

It’s Sabbath Sunday!  In the last few days Joel (hubbie) and I have had some pretty big events.

Joel coordinated the first ever Tuba Christmas for our area.  There were about 20 players, merchandise, registration, spectators, and volunteers.  It was a great night for music with perfect weather (55 degrees and virtually no wind).  Congratulations to your first of many events.

Yesterday I was at the Yucca Valley Community Center for the Holiday Craft Faire.  It was one of the biggest fairs I have attended for quite some time.  There were pictures with Santa, candy canes, snow to be played in, and crafters galore.  It was steady people all day long and a great event.

But now I sit here with my feet up in my pajamas and I am so grateful to be still.  It feels so good to be still (at least for a little while).  I have a craft room to clean up and inventory to be taken before tomorrow.  But for now, I am still.  I get to enjoy my tea (no coffee for me) in peace.

What is your activity you enjoy doing before everyone gets up and your world starts moving?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂