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 🙂

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 🙂

Friends are important.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! Today I am breaking up my routine by entertaining one of my daughter’s friends. Friends are important in every stage of life. How do you keep up with friends? Do you have a certain day that you set aside to do lunch or make plans?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂