Several mornings after I got back from my retreat weekend, I woke in dawn's early light with my feet out from under my blankets. My blankets were untucked at the bottom of the bed and were not in an artful tangle. You see, I had just spent a tremendous amount of time and energy serving food from a building on one end of Manhattan to a banquet in a building at the other end of Manhattan. I was able to run with the speed and strength of the wind...so gracefully.... In the midst of this I was involved in the birth of some babies, I think. Then suddenly I could not keep up with serving the banquet, and thankfully, I woke up.
I started laughing and was afraid I would wake up the whole household and I thought, "I really need to find a pattern for the new yarn I bought on the way to the retreat, and start a new project. Knitting, yes, knitting is what I need to do today."
Then I hopped up from bed and took some pictures to show you, and I made my bed, had a quiet time with God, and the day and the week flew by with no new pattern found or any sort of stitches completed. But I did swim at the pool an hour on Monday, an hour on Wednesday, and an hour on Friday. With the help of my youngest daughter and Turbo Tax, I paid my 2013 taxes. I had some routine yearly medical tests. I read a variety of things from books to blogs. I had meaningful visits with family and friends. I went to see the movie, Son of God on Friday night with some of my family. Then on Saturday I spent an afternoon with some lovely ladies creating little worship journals. It was another activity priming the pump of my desire to more consistently work on art journaling as a form of worship, and I loved it!
As you might have already surmised from my dream and other posts in this blog, I am challenged to focus on realistic time frames for all the creative activities I want to complete. But I love all the creative opportunities in my life, and am especially enjoying the reawakening of the earth around me as flowers begin to bloom and I consider what seeds to plant where :)
What have you seen in the light of dawn lately?