I am always surprised by creativity. How it ebbs and flows. How when I have had to have an enforced break, I now have a huge well of ideas bursting forth, clamouring to be painted.
I was also surprised how cranky I was becoming - beyond just being in pain, I was becoming a grade a bitch. And I realised how important self care is.
How a walk clears my mind + centres me. How painting releases me and centres me. How playing creatively with the girls makes me + them feel connected + happy.
So in the end being confined to the couch was a blessing, and I have been given a new perspective on my life - the routines, the ebbing and flowing of family, of creativity, of life. And of how I can squeeze some more time out of my day!
Thank you everyone who stopped by to leave a lovely message of support + well wishing. It meant a great deal to me. And with the support of my family + an awesome chiropractor, I am well on the way to having a healthy back again!
[by the way - I emailed a replied to every comment left, but I noticed that many of you had noreply-comment@bogger as your contact email. To see if you have a noreply-comment this is a set of really easy to follow instructions on how to fix the problem! I think I have sorted mine out, but let me know if you notice I am a noreply-commenter too!]
So onto this weeks painting....
Bug (our middle child) has her third birthday this weekend + has requested a mermaid birthday cake, so as well as catching up with comments, blog reading, housework (OMG the WASHING piles!) we have a forecast of 100% chance of rain on her birthday, 20 three - six year olds, and a mermaid cake to organise.
It's going to be another busy weekend - I hope yours is more restful!