Dragonflies, needlepoint, and excitement, oh my! Wednesday, Nov 21 2012 

This is the first time in months that I have felt excited about a creative project, be it writing or otherwise.  The depression from being sick has sapped me pretty badly.

But, after talking to the doctor yesterday, and getting her perspective on what I need to do–and taking steps to do what needs done–I feel better today.  I bought two craft projects last night, and while shopping after my doctor’s appointment left me incredibly sore and tired, I still feel strangely invigorated.

I am hopeful again.  I’m cheerful, and I’m having a hard time sitting still despite being so very drained.

Today, I am opening my needlepoint kit, and getting to work.  I know it will probably take me a while, but feeling energized enough to tackle something feels so invigorating.

And, while I hate to say it–crochet and knitting are my first loves–needlepoint is far more portable than most yarn projects I’ve felt comfortable working on.

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Yesterday Thursday, Jan 5 2012 

Yesterday was completely stellar and utterly productive.  Not only did I get housework done, but I powered through and made up for the poor word count I’d had the two days prior.  (Considering my daily goal is 500 words, that’s pretty bad!  But that’s also what I average on a mediocre day, so, y’know, go with what you’ve got.  I’m glad I primarily write short stories… Novels are a pain!)

I’m actually really pleased that yesterday went so well.  I’m likely not going to make my goal today; I’m getting a ton of messages wishing me a happy birthday, via phone and text and various internet media, so keeping up is a job in and of itself!

Okay, so I’m procrastinating.  I’ve got the document open, so I’m going to go work on it now before I get lazier.

Keep writing!
–Cel