And then (sometimes)
The silence breaks
The wind comes tumbling down
Into the Valley of the Still
I was feeling very low energy last week. I had a lot going on: two days of classes in Albany, lots of pottery to make and, of course, my full time job. Progress reports were due, which always stresses me out. I didn’t want to do anything but go home and sit on the couch on Friday, but I had a coffee date with my friend Luann, so I decided to go.
We met in Saratoga Springs for coffee at Uncommon Grounds, a great coffee shop/cafe, and I’m so glad I went. Luann always inspires me: she is well-travelled, very upbeat, full of creativity and ideas. She also teached kundalini yoga, which I want to try soon. We decided that she’s going to take some pottery lessons so she can perhaps work with me and help me if my business gets busier. I haven’t even done any advertising yet, and it’s getting busier, so it’s a real possibility. So Friday was a success.
My daughter Kate came home, so we went to Saratoga, again, on Saturday. I needed some stuff for my workshop I’m offering April 2nd (you can read about it here – it’s a Learn to Journey workshop I’m offering in Saratoga Spring. I went home and didn’t do much: I have some pottery to make, jewelry to finish and I want to make Katie a new quilt for her May birthday.
Sunday I wanted to sit on the couch. Plans got complicated, so I suggested that Bill and I go for a hike. We went to Spectacle Pond , a mile and a half hike near Schroon Lake. It was wonderful!! There was some snow/ice still on the paths, but it was easy to avoid by walking around and there was a gorgeous brook all the way up to the top. Afterwards, we had a quick bite to eat, and then home. With the time change, it seems like we lost most of the day. I hate the day we change the time, but I love the later sunsets.
Busy week, this week. Am traveling, so I need to get organized. It seems like time doesn’t stand still for anything recently. This school year is going so quickly, I can’t believe it. Time goes more quickly the older I get, it seems.