Sunday, January 13, 2008
What was is no longer in me. There was a time in my life when I could just muster up enough imagination to simply create something. Be it sewing from an antique dress pattern ... arranging flowerbeds .... or baking a gazillion hand decorated Christmas cookies. My last great effort was spent on designing and furnishing our new home. However, I think my light bulb is growing dim. Oh, I still subscribe to home decorating magazines ... but no longer do I rip out pages for my idea scrapbook. I still enjoy ooohhhing and aaahhhing over magazine spreads showing plates and dishes brimming with yummy looking food. To be honest, I don't know the last time I've even tried to make a dish from a magazine. I've fallen into a pattern of making meals that are standard, tried and true meals my kids will eat. No fancy dinners served on China dishes with crystal goblets. No getting out the vintage silverware that belonged to grandma. Why? It's just too much work to hand wash all the finery. My new motto: Keep It Simple. It is becoming harder and harder for me to expend brain cells on creativity. I still have curtains to finish up and walls to decorate at home ... but getting it done is like pulling teeth ... OUCH! My midnight oil is running low.