Monday, January 17, 2011

Yawn, Stretch, Coming out of Hibernation

Well lovelies, it's been a while. Every year after the holidays I feel myself wind down, usually slowly and without and end to the usual motion that is my life. This year something bewildering happened, I woke up each day with a feeling of motionlessness. There was no feeling of depression, nor moodiness or even apathy, it was as if my body and my mind had hatched a plot each night while I slept to keep me sloth-like and unmotivated about pretty much everything.

Aside from sipping tea, reading books and working on my book for the sketchbook project although I didn't truly get to work on that until about a week ago. At first, I was annoyed by this lackadaisicalness but one morning during my daily card pull, I drew the Green Woman and a warm, tingling feeling came over me, like a hug telling me to just go with it.

Apparently I truly needed the break too, because while I'm not feeling completely renewed, I think it's coming. I'm hoping Imbolc will help rekindle the fire in my spirit and my soul.

It hasn't been all listlessness and loafing about on the sofa while dealing with an illness or two. We've also been searching for a house.

This past weekend, we found our house. Today we put in a bid on it and are waiting, anxiously, to hear back. It's slightly above the top of our price range, so we're hoping they'll agree to split the difference with us because a $100 difference a month won't make us back down from the house we've fallen for. However, $300 extra a month will. We've got our fingers and toes crossed that by the beginning of March we'll be homeowners!

I've got pictures of my completed sketchbook to share, but they can wait for another day. It's good to be back and I've missed all of you! Now that I've rambled on enough, what's going on with you?

P.S. This is officially my 200th post! How did that happen? :)

P.P.S. There's a sale on in my shop, use code WINTERSALE at checkout and take 25% off of your purchase until the 31st. I'll be looking for a new job soon to help pay some of the bills that come along with homeownership (like renovations and plants for the garden!) and will be dropping back down to painting in my spare time, so look out for oodles of new goodies now while I have loads of free time. ;)


  1. I completely understand a post holiday slump... I have been there often myself.

    I will send lots of good energy your way that everything works out with your house. :)

  2. Keeping positive thoughts for you and the house; everyone needs some down time, it is definitely okay, especially after the end of long year and holidays. Keep on keeping on! Robin.

  3. Congrats on your 200th!

    I'm feeling a little blah too, but I think it was the fasting. Once I get back to eating regularly and going to the gym, I'll be my annoying self again.

  4. Rest & Renew is my motto this time of year. I hope yours is invigorating!
    Will send positive thoughts that all falls into place regarding the house purchase. :0)

  5. I hibernate until March....Imbolc, to me, is the time of year where I wake up and try and decide if I'm going to roll over and go back to sleep or just lay there with my eyes open but still in bed.

  6. I have felt somewhat like a bear as of late. Think there is a little of that in all of us... I am looking forward to spring

  7. Welcome back m'dear! I know you know I've been hibernating as well... but I, too, am slowing waking up. I've posted a few posts & set up another blog, but I still feel introspective, quiet & sleepyish. ^-^
    So I'm taking your advice & just going with it. ^-^

    Best of luck & lots of positive energy to you & your mister with the house! I'm excited for you guys!


  8. I'm glad to hear from you. A house? That is very great! I love that having plants it the garden is a priority :P

    here we have lots of teething drama, but a lot of art going on as well. it's the last week before Papa goes back to school.

  9. Welcome back Danni and good luck on your house bid!

  10. Great news about your house! I really hope it works out for you. I have hibernating as well....and I don't see it ending any time soon.....

  11. How lovely that you you feel Nature's call to rest and choose to embrace it.

    Congratulations of the 200th post! Many blessings to you.


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