Apr 30, 2017
It’s nice to finally have the energy and health and mental capacity to care about anything other than the things that absolutely have to get done. This morning Bry had an optometry meeting, so the kids and I just had a quiet morning at home. They played happily together for hours, so I got ambitious and started a little project just for fun.
It’s a little play mat, like to drive cars or build blocks on. I made simple little patterns out of cardstock and, with a bunch of fabric pieces and scraps from my stash, I hand-basted a whole little town of houses and buildings. It’s simple and fun.
I made quite a bit of progress on it this morning before church and then later this evening after dinner I worked on it a little too. The thing itself isn’t a necessity by any means, but it sure is nice to have a project to work on just solely for the joy of doing it. I’m excited to start selling the quiet page patterns, but there’s a different kind of energy in a project that’s just for the joy of making it.
And there’s a certain level of feeling alive, like a real human being, that comes from doing more than just surviving. It’s nice to catch a glimpse of that again.