My days are all kind of running together. Each morning I've been getting up super early and I can't go back to sleep because dogs need to go out, be fed, then that cold breeze from taking them out wakes my brain up and I can't shut it down.
Then I begin to go over everything I need to do, which right now is about a million things, so then I definitely can't go back to sleep, so I just start working.
It feels good to get things done and keep working towards the goal line.
It's kind of like when you decide to clean out a closet and once you start you just can't stop.
And then when you are all done, and the closet is nice and tidy, you feel like you've conquered the world!
It is important to take a break though, and a few of you have sweetly written to me to remind me of that fact. So today I decided to take a few pictures as a way to distract myself for a little while.
I guess for some people hauling out a camera and getting everything set up might be stressful, but for me it's a nice relaxing break. It gets my creative juices flowing, and while I'm taking pictures I can forget the swirl of life that is happening all around me.
Having pretty or interesting things to photograph doesn't hurt either...like the last of my roses, French ephemera and some of my grandmother's and great grandmother's jewelry as willing subjects.
I have to admit that I was a little lazy and didn't really try to make the pictures look all that different from one another...my brain was just a little too tired for that I'm afraid. But sometimes doing the same thing or taking the same sort of picture is a good thing I think, it gives me a sense of comfort, and as long as I'm making strides, it's not so bad really.
Do you find comfort in repetition?!
On a side note I want to say WOW to my fellow Americans for really turning out in mass yesterday to vote. No matter which way you voted, whether today finds you happy or sad, you should take comfort in the fact that you were part of the process and it's that kind of effort that will see us through whatever lies ahead.
And to those affected by Sandy, I hope this nor'easter passes you by without much headache...you have enough on your plate right now, and really deserve a break and some warmer weather!