Life has been hectic and a bit sad. A family member passed over (peacefully) this morning and it's been tough for my brother's family. The kids are upset and acting out, which, while understandable, doesn't help.
I don't want this blog to be about my whining, though, so I was casting about for ideas that weren't depressing. And my friend Tamara Siler Jones linked to this post: http://biggirlblue.blogspot.com/2010/11/30-days-of-me.html
I'm not going to wait until January to do this, I won't do every post or even close to being in order. But I like many of the ideas, so I'm going to grok the list. Starting tomorrow.
For today, I have a question. Do you write through your blue moods or wait until they pass?
For me, it's a little of both. I'll work through them, to a certain extent. Mostly as a distraction, I'll make jewelry or draw (although I draw like a science teacher). Eventually, those emotions work their way into my writing, but not immediately. They need to simmer, to marinate.
I'll try to blog more, but if I get swept away with stuff, Happy Holidays folks!
note: Photo is Japan, Blue Mountains by miykiutada under creative commons license