Monday, October 15, 2012
it just occurred to me this morning that part of the trouble i have transitioning from my summer workload to the fall workload is the sudden absence of interruptions. i know that sounds really weird--but during the summer my workflow is constantly interrupted by friends stopping by, customers, equipment that doesn't work and has to be fixed, my forgetful nature. when i close for the season i need to dive immediately into my painting but i always have trouble. i realize now i am so used to interruption that when it stops i compensate by making my own instead. suddenly it becomes vital that i go to the dollar store to buy some plastic containers i have been doing without for two years. suddenly it is essential for me to clean out my closet. i get frustrated because i have hard deadlines for the Christmas card art i do, and i often have trouble buckling down and doing it. but the interruptions are an integral part of my day and i don't know how to function without them! back in the days when i didn't have my nursery and only sold my work at shows, i worked all day, non stop without a problem. but i did this year round--never had a period of time when interruptions were the norm rather than the exception. the shows themselves were a welcome (if very intense) change from my daily routine. this is an interesting thought and i need to pursue it.
in food news--the weekend was quiet and lazy--we got all our plants set in the ground just before a beautiful rain hit, so that was good. and we got some other minor chores completed. stayed on target with eating--here is the funny thing. i had a ton of calories left at sunday dinner time, so we went to a local salad bar that has nice fresh stuff. i don't usually consume a lot of calories at the salad bar, but i was careful to include lots of garbanzo beans and a hard boiled egg and some cheese to get my protein. this place has a bakery with wonderful chocolate cupcakes--they aren't very big, and the icing is not buttercream--it's some kind of whipped product. end result--you can have a really nice cake dessert for 150 calories. we eat these from time to time and last night i had one. still tracked out the days calories fine--but i was interested in how my body reacted to the food. i don't know if it has always been this way or i am just more sensitive to it--but i did not feel good after eating it--it wasn't bad or anything, and my feeling wasn't guilt--it was something physical. there were 6 cakes in the pack (you can't buy just a single) so i sent the remainder to work with rob. i ended on the high end of my calories--which i expected, but still within the margins.
time to head for the park with the "girls". have a great monday!