02.15.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Forced myself out of bed. Watched the snow falling. Completed all of my writing projects for the day. Contemplated what I want to work on for the A2Z challenge on this blog (I will be doing two blogs this year! Here and over at Promptly Written). Slept the afternoon away thanks to Nyquil. And have been trying to catch up on emails and reading posts from the various challenges and blog-hops that I am a member of. I *want* to watch some mindless something on Netflix, but I am going to force myself to get through more of these posts I need to read.

What I learned today: My best friend, Lisa, is extra picky when I am sick, or perhaps I just tolerate her less on days like this.

What I am most proud of today: I don’t do sick well. So keeping my sense of humor while ill is something to be proud of. I haven’t bitten anyone’s head off yet.

What did you do today? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Share Your World – 2016 Week 7


for Cee’s Share Your World

What are you a “natural” at doing?  Mediation – I’ve always had a knack for seeing all sides of an issue and being able to reason with people.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels? I would love to live in an old Victorian or a large manor house, but that is just not realistic for me. I have a fear of downward stairs. So I will settle for a small, one-story cottage.

What was your favorite subject in school? It’s a toss-up between English and History. I loved them both equally and received an A all through school in both subjects.

Complete this sentence: If only the rain.. was me, then I would be spread out all over the place all at once.

#MondayMusings – Silence


As I sit here in my studio, snow falls gently outside. Silence rules the land. This is what I love most about Winter. Not the cold, no, never that. I don’t like to be cold and no amount of bundling ever seems to warm me enough. It is the snow that endears me to this time of year. The silence in snow falling. No traffic on the roads. No animals stirring. No hustle and bustle. Just silence.

Silence is hard to come by in my house. My father is hard of hearing and whenever the television is on, it is always loud. He and my brother snore loudly at night too. I often sleep with earplugs. So when I get silence, I enjoy it to its fullest. It allows me to be reflective, meditative, mindful.

As I gaze out my window, I sigh contently. Tomorrow, the hubbub will begin again as the plow trucks roll by, people attempt to get out of their driveways, and the endless sounds of metal against cement begins. For now, I will just sip my hot tea and watch, silently.

What do you love most about Winter? Let me know in the comments!