Thursday, February 25, 2010

It only comes every 4 years

Well, if you count both summer and winter, it's really every two years. I guess you know that I am talking about the Olympics. I am one of those Olympic junkies. I love watching them. If I had more time, I would watch just about every event. I even love to watch a lot of those background stories -- hearing about the grueling training or whatever obstacle the athlete has had to overcome to make it this far. It's just one of those quirks that I don't apologize for.

Anyway, since I didn't really look ahead on the calendar and pay attention to when the Olympics were versus when I would be working on my next 30 day challenge, things have kind of fallen completely off track. Considering how many hours the Olympics are actually broadcast during each day and how much time I have to watch them each night, it's been difficult to keep up. As it stands, I am usually a day behind -- so be careful when you talk to me, because I don't want to know who won gold yet!

Life should return to normal next week, so I will once again resume some creativity tasks. This particular challenge has had the most interruptions so far, but it has still been rewarding. I have learned a lot about how to formulate a 30 day challenge that works best for me, and I'll be tweaking things in the future accordingly. I'll explain more details about that in an upcoming post.

In the meantime, I'm just enjoying the thrill of victory (yay Evan!) and the agony of defeat (sorry team Canada).

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The missing week

So I am finally sitting down to write an update about my Creativity challenge. This is exactly one week later than I planned to be writing this update. The reason for the delay is nothing more than yet another example of my human frailty -- I got sick again. This time it was just a cold. Well, a cold that felt like a ton of bricks inside my sinuses, like dragging by body around under water, like trying to think with only 3 hours sleep -- that kind of cold. Anyway, while I was 'under the weather', I tried to continue my creativity schedule, but things kind of got jumbled up. I mean, that whole week is kind of blur in my memory already.

Excuses aside, I am back on track. I have done some sewing -- mostly going through my stack of 'to do': the missing-button, the needs-to-be-hemmed, the patch-a-hole, etc. I also got some reading done and of course, when you're sick, what else are you going to do except sit and watch a bunch of TV and movies? But tonight I am writing. Not only this (pretty worthless) update, but I also wrote a letter to a relative and updated our gaming website. Maybe not the most exciting stuff, but this is just a start.

Painting and/or drawing is on the schedule for tomorrow. Maybe I'll post a picture of it.