I did everything in my power to eke as much out of this week as possible. Take a peek.
Sunday included some general chores before Pat I knocked out a bit of yard work. We rewarded ourselves in the afternoon with pool time and a grilled dinner.
I began Monday with high hopes.
After my morning walk, I enjoyed planning out the day and week ahead.
Once I was also able to plan out our meals for the week, I headed out to run my errands - first stopping by Southern Antiques and Accents to hang some sale signs.
This sale will be active through the end of the month, so you've got another week to take advantage of the savings. In the afternoon, I tried to knock out a few creative endeavors, but quickly realized that I lacked focus and inspiration causing me to quickly become frustrated.
Tuesday was a bit better. I headed out for my walk early and was able to see the sunrise.
That set a beautiful precedent for the day ahead.
I did try to work on some jewelry projects.
However, I didn't get very far.
I did try to pep myself up with a coffee break after lunch.
No worries about my safety, I had my mask on the whole time and really just used the break to upload some videos before bringing the coffee home to enjoy. (One was for Pat)
Wednesday's walk wasn't quite as inspiring as the previous day. But, I did spy these enormous mushrooms coming off the side of an oak tree.
It's really hard to share the scale of them, but trust me - they are huge!
I buckled down and knocked out a few creative projects also.
You'll get to see the results of this one in a few days!
We awoke to rain on Thursday, so there was no morning walk for me. I did some exercises in the house but also made sure to walk the property with Zoe a little later in the afternoon when it had dried out. Zoe was impatient with me as I kept stopping to admire the Beauty Berries.
After that, I was able to finish the rest of my earring sets.
I've actually already sold a couple of these pairs just off this picture.
And, I started a new project that I'm really enjoying.
I'll give you more details about it toward the end of the week (fingers crossed that it works out!), but there's a peek of its progress below.
Friday was chock full of chores including a bath for Zoe.
Saturday was a mixed bag. As I got water for the chickens in the morning, I spied this beauty.
It may be the last of the gardenias. However, just as soon as I think I saw the last one, another one blooms. I don't mind these beautiful surprises at all.
I busied myself with various tasks in the morning, including this new embroidery project.
In the afternoon and evening, we enjoyed the pool and grill.
It was a really lovely week.
Throughout the week, I continued with the Five Minute project from Southern Gals Designs.
I don't know how that blue-green color keeps ending up in each of the cards. Maybe I'll try to steer away from it for today's card - we'll see.
Now for some inspiration for you:
I'm looking forward to more creativity and beauty in my week ahead. I'm trying to find the blessings in these tough times. I hope you are too.
Have a fabulous week!