The Art of Doing Nothing…



I have been perfecting it for the last 5 days. It is all quite a blur. Where was I when I was rudely interrupted by a vicious upper respiratory bug. I helped to test the new online registration system for the SDA conference. I have little memory of it as I was in a stupor, but there were enough glitches that we postponed the opening of registration to next week-end.

Mr C and I went to see The Book of Mormon on Saturday night. It was so hilarious, I almost forgot that I was sick. We paid too much for the tickets to miss it.

Since Sunday, I have pretty much been in my PJ’s in  bed. I was supposed to make a big pot of soup for commission meeting night at Trinity last night. I got dressed and Mr C took me to the store to buy ingredients for white bean, kale and sausage soup. I chopped veggies in my Cuisinart and sauteed then sausage. I packed everything up with detailed instructions and sent him off to meet my friend, Diane. With her help, he actually made the soup and got kudos for how delicious it was.

Today, I went to see the Dr and started on antibiotics. The most annoying thing is the awful cough. I feel better tonight and scanned my drawings with my iPhone scanner. Mr C said it was nice to see me doing something. Here they are.











So there you have it. I am supposed to go to STASH tomorrow, but I don’t think I will make it. I still feel quite wiped out.

4 Responses to “The Art of Doing Nothing…”

  1. Sending you hugs-hope you’re all better very soon. Looks like you are enjoying your sketching.
    Everyone around here is sick. I’m hiding in my room as much as possible.

  2. Kristin McNamara Freeman says:

    Glad to read that you are on the mend; sometimes these challenges come rushing into our “well-planned” life and really disrupt everything. My experience this past year as I have allowed myself to really sink into the new space that is created has been to see new opportunities for me to explore….like you, I sketched, read, thought about ideas to create once back on my feet. Somehow there has been shown to me the blessings in every little piece of this journey.
    Looks like a late summer drive out from Montana to Portland, then on down to Humboldt county for some friend and family visits. I often stay with Nancy Dasenbrock in Portland and I truly hope that this next trip I will be able to say hello to you in real time, in person! after writing and “talking” on-line for over ten years.
    My studio time is beginning to unfold a bit more every week. Following your journey, watching your work grow and develop beautifully has truly been a gift in my travels…the new work you have posted from your studio and from shows and publications is wonderful.
    Be well, take slow steps to getting “back out in the world” with the flu virus so rampant around the country you surly do not want to have those bugs testing your flu shot…
    Blessings, my friend, I appreciate my connection to you.

  3. Connie Rose says:

    The Italians say, “la dolce far niente.” The sweetness of doing nothing. Feel better soon!

  4. Judy says:

    YIKES! Hope you are better today!
    I phone scanner????? I must look into that!