Friday, January 4, 2013

Being Sick in 2013 Was Not On My List of Goals

How is it, living in a nice humid, sub-tropical climate that I ended up with this cold? I am not good at being sick. And, my hubby is home sick too. That dastardly guy brought it home with him from Colorado, that's how I got it. I missed blogging yesterday due to the complete blockage of my sinuses and of aches all though out my body that sent me running to the Aleve and put me into bed by 8pm. Still, I managed to capture the sunrise yesterday and today, making it four days in the row I watched it rise and all four days it was so unique:

Sunrise 1.3.2013

I love that time of the morning. Coffee in my hand and all the birds are active, but the rest of the world is not. Today a flock of Ibis, a Seagull and a Hawk all flew overhead while the grackles sang their dawn song with extreme gusto. And lo and behold, today two neighborhood cats were sitting under a bush watching it rise with me. I could only get a quick snap from far away as the closer I tried to move, they got in their ready-to-bolt stance so I let them be as I enjoyed having company to view the sunrise:

Sunrise 1.4.2013

I have managed to keep up with my daily journal each day so far despite being sick. My goal is to keep it up for as long as I can this year. Here is a snippet containing my new hat again only this time in colored pencil:

Daily Journal

And, I was notified that I won second place ($90!) in a holiday contest I entered! It was this cute image of my elf making gingerbread that won:

Santa's Little Helper

Also, despite being sick yesterday, I grabbed words from my word box (yes, I am a collector of words!) and put them in my mixed media journal:

The Word Box

By the Light of the Moon

Another goal I have stuck to so far this year is cleaning out my archives by processing one photo a day. I have been working on pictures from 2009 and 2010:

Confetti Web

Beachy Selfie

Eat Your Peas!

See, yesterday was not a complete bust! And today, well, I'm blogging and that IS being creative, right? Looking back on the last 24 hours I'm amazed at what I accomplished despite feeling so horribly bad. Of course, there were a couple of goals that went out the window...clean eating and gardening! Sometimes, you just have to have a chocolate frosty from Wendy's. ;-)


Luke A. Bunker said...

Inspiring, even when sick! Yes, blogging is creativity and I am loving your presence back on your blog - missed ya!


Laura said...

Thanks Luke! I missed it too! Let's hope I can keep it up this year! It's much easier using Blogsy on the iPad!

Nichole Renee said...

I blogged this morning and called you a creative superhero. How you managed all this while being sick is beyond me! Love that you called your Hubby "dastardly"!! I'm still giggling...though it's true...

Keep up the wonderful blogwork! So proud of you!

Missy Trent said...

Are you feeling better? I fear getting sick.... Most all of my close co-workers have been ill! Glad that you were able to do some creative things!!!! Looks great! Thinking of you!!!

Laura said...

Thanks Nichole! I'm not sure I'm a creative superhero but the way I feel right now, heck I'll take that! Missy, today was the worst day so far. I'm hoping the upswing is coming tomorrow. I hope you don't get it from your co-workers as this strain has been horrible!