when I realized the cause for my crabbiness I decided to pull myself out of my super comfy bed- and take the first step toward improving my day- making my bed.
It, for me is an instant mood lifter- not sure why but it does the trick every time. As I made the bed I looked around my tiny, yet peaceful bedroom and saw a lot of reminders of things that made me feel like- its really not that bad. (This is an exercise I do at the hospital in a journaling group that I sometimes run- finding a list of "simple pleasures"- things that give you joy that cost next to nothing- that you can turn to when you are having trouble finding something positive in life)
I found myself looking at the print above our bed
and wondering- can this be applied to loss of sleep?????
I took a sniff of my all time favorite Capri Blue Candle- can be found at Anthro., and felt the wonders of aromatherapy.
I noticed the sea rocks and shells perched on the window frames
and thought of last weeks brief (CHILLY) but beautiful beach trip with the kiddos
then I noticed the pile of children's books under my husbands bedside table- and the pink sleeping bag peeking out from under the edge of the bed
and thought about my lovely little angels- and how much I value the time they want to spend with me reading books on our cozy bed. I also thought about our options as far as night time goes- and how I need to- despite how sleepy I am- insist on whichever one wakes up first sleeping the rest of the night on the special bed (sleeping bag on top of the crib mattress next to our bed)- simply for the sake of morning sanity.
WILL DO TONIGHT!!!!
Then I made my way into my studio to quickly ponder a current painting that I'm working on....
and felt excited as I thought about what I will be adding to the image tonight when I get a few hours in my studio:)
Oh- and I saw the fabric that I had mentioned here- that I bought for my kitchen- which my Hub immediately vetoed for reasons relating to "too many flowers"- and decided it would suit my studio windows better!
On the subject of studio time...
I have a few upcoming show announcements!!!
Ms. Lola Rain and I will be co-hosting a group show here (at my house) on May 7th from 12-4pm! All our welcome! It will be an "open house" format- with snacks, art for viewing and purchasing;) and socializing. Contact me for the address;)
At that time- and for the entire months of May and June...my work will also be on display at Tisane tea and coffee bar on Farmington Ave. in Hartford CT.
I am super excited about both upcoming shows!!!!!