It is always nice to be greeted with a smile when you walk into a room.
Just maybe not from your curtain rod.
It seems our cat’s weekly scaling of the various peaks of mount curtain proved too much for the curtain rod. The brackets were the first to go then the rod bent under Zim’s weight as he tightrope walked to the other side.
We have a new rod and brackets up. I just wish the screws used an Allen wrench instead of a Phillip’s or flathead screwdriver for such a tight space.
No, this isn’t about vegetables. This is about that time after work and before bedtime that is spent unwinding from the day.
I’m talking about TV time.
Sure, I do the walk thing, and the exercise thing, and the cooking dinner/washing dishes thing, but the time that is left.
Lately, the Hubbinator and I have been bingewatching House Hunters (in most of its incarnations), Ghost Adventurers, Nadiya Bakes, Dream Home Makeover, Murder in the Heartland, Doctor Who, and The Golden Girls.
The last weekend I spent creating Valentine’s Day cards for family and friends.
Working on each one, I realized I need to acquire new card making skills. But time was short, and the post office was overwhelmed and slow delivering mail. I decided to wait a bit before expanding my repertoire.
Here are the cards that I made. Finding the stamp that said Happy Valentine’s Day was the hardest.
And I am not going to talk about trying a stencil.
I sometimes wonder why I am not as creative as I used to be. Time, I know, plays a big constraint. After all, spending hours at work, then coming home to the business of living, doesn’t leave much time for anything else.
Then again, I don’t think it is time at all. I do spend 2 hours a night watching Netflix, Acorn, Amazon, PBS, and Hulu.
Perhaps, it is because I can just purchase an item for less than I can make it. After all, if you have the discretionary cash why not save time and energy and buy something ready to go?
Or maybe that’s not it at all.
Maybe creativity is like a muscle–you use it or the talent begins to atrophy. Problem is my talent for procrastination may be larger than my drive for creativity.
Either way, I think it’s time I spent more effort on being creative. Just not at work. I don’t fancy going to jail:D