Saturday, November 20, 2021

Always Busy (and some Watercolor)

There is an old saying, “Well, that says a lot about you.” That’s rather nebulous, and I wonder if using that “inclusive statement” might sometimes be jumping to conclusions, and maybe while a statement might say “SOMETHING about you,” it may not necessarily say A LOT about you? Just rambling here, no answer.

But an example of the above would be this: I am always busy. Does that say a lot about me? If it does, I hope it’s good, because it’s true.

Sometimes my “busy” is more a worthwhile use of my time than at other times. 
Sometimes my “busy” is doing fun things, sometimes it is doing serious things.
Sometimes it is doing helpful things, sometimes it is doing self-centered things.
Sometimes it is serving others, sometimes it is not. 
And so on.

But I am always busy.

At this point, I have several projects in progress. Well, I should say, I ALWAYS have several projects in progress. I’m always busy.

But right now, I am
-preparing for Thanksgiving at my house (menu plans, grocery lists, timetable for preparations, etc.).
-preparing for Christmas (shopping, wrapping, addressing cards, formulating Christmas letter, doing Christmas watercolor art, planning menus, working on lists for when to do what (decorating, etc.).
-planning trip to Missouri to see daughter and family and siblings during the season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
-planning/preparing Sunday dinners for my family at my house.
-keeping up with church activities.
-keeping up with Bible study/devotionals (about to start an Advent study).
-keeping up with some watercolor art (some seasonal, some not).
-keeping up with my fitness/health goals.

I will soon be posting some Christmas watercolor art pieces I completed a couple of weeks ago.

This week, I painted a couple of watercolor birds, following a teacher I enjoy, Louise De Masi (from Australia). 


Fairy Wren (Australia)

My Bible passage for today:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
Matthew 6:25-26

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