Creatively Blocked, Time for a Filter Change, and Autumn Beauty Sprouts…

I am feeling completely creatively blocked these last few days. I know this is because I’m tired, there has been what feels like a lot going on, and I’ve been sick. No time to refuel the soul, which also feeds the creativity. I have tomorrow off and I am going to attempt to spend it doing only the things I love to do instead of chores. I need the me time.

We all know how much I love my audiobooks. Lately, I haven’t been able to get into them. I’ve been trying to listen to Men, Women, and Worthiness by Brene Brown but I find my mind wandering too much to actually pay a whole lot of attention to what is streaming through my ears. Where my mind is wandering off to isn’t such a great place, either. Too much of the negativity is getting through the filtering system. Wouldn’t it be great if you could change the filter in your mind when it starts to fail, just like you change the filter in your furnace or the water filter in your fridge? Sigh…in a perfect world.

I was beginning to wonder if my Autumn Beauty sunflower seeds were ever going to sprout. I came home yesterday to this (sorry for the blurriness):

Autumn Beauty Sprouts 02/15

Autumn Beauty Sprouts 02/15

It’s amazing how easily this makes me smile. All my sprouts do. I don’t just see the sprouts. In my mind, the image of the full-grown plant, sitting in the spot I will end up planting it, immediately comes up. It’s like finding that one piece of the puzzle you have been searching for, or watching a 3D printer print. (They have these for sale at Home Depot now for $999!)

NOAA.gov forecasts frosty weather every night between now and Thursday. Winter is doing its best to hold on as long as it can. I’ll be covering and uncovering my tulips and hollyhocks (and the other bulbs/roots coming up) every night and morning. I’m grateful for these little troopers. Despite the freezing temps at night, they continue to grow at a rather swift pace, reinforcing that Spring has sent the memo she is on her way, and not a moment too soon. Have I mentioned how excited I am about this? 😉

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About dragonflygypsyusa

Over-thinker with way too much availability to the internet to research whatever might come to mind, amateur photographer, dog enthusiast, learning every day, working on finding my undamaged self.
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