After a wonderful holiday season at our "bit of earth" in Vermont, Henry, Batman and I are empty nesters once again, and back in the "real world" in CT.
I have been finding inspiration over at the whole living website, which is full of great recipes and wellness tips. Gretta invited me to join her on the 21 day yoga challenge over at the Yoga Journal website, where they are offering wonderful support for creating new and healthy habits. We watched the documentary Knives Over Forks while in VT and were inspired anew to pay attention to what we eat.
And I'm refreshing my supply of checklists for my daily intentions, which I'd like to bring with me into 2012.
I'm lucky to have found an accountability buddy and for the past six weeks or so we've been sharing aspirations and goals and timelines. We plan to carry this into 2012 as well.
My Etsy shop has been on vacation for a few weeks, but as you can see from the stack of gorgeous fabrics (above), I am now poised for some fun sewing this week. I'll be reopening the shop next week.
My volunteer commitments continue to grow, and I love the work they ask of me. (In the interest of balance, I occasionally remind myself of Anne Lamott's wisdom that "no is a complete sentence").
I look to TED talks and On Being to stretch my mind and my spirit. And there's always the ongoing room painting to keep us busy...
And...do you know how many days are left until season two of Downton Abbey ??? A guilty pleasure, to be sure.
So, dear friends, what inspires you these days?