Today’s a couch day…and is sorely needed.
I calculated that with the 20+ pieces I created this week, plus the 10-12 hours of scanning and editing images (which is thankfully being resolved) and 3 wholesale orders on top of regular processing of orders, that I’ve worked almost 100 hours since last weekend…most days from 8am to 11pm. Now I realize that painting or making hundreds of bookmarks isn’t exactly strenuous work and I get the luxury of working in my PJs and having the TV on all day, but it’s still a LOT of hours and I’m…just…beat.
I haven’t taken a day off in a couple weeks, so today, after another rough night of sleep (and more 2am pee breaks by Sierra) and a bad headache, I finally declared it a couch day. That’s it. No painting. No orders. No nothing. And I have to admit…it’s hard not wanting to multi-task and not prep something, make something, sketch something. But instead, I’m relaxing, resting with David who worked last night, cuddling with the pups and giving my carpal tunnel a rest.
I’ve shut down my shops and will be preparing this weekend for a trip to our favorite spot on Earth, a place I’ve talked about numerous times – Crested Butte. We’re renting a house so we could bring the dogs (which actually only cost us about $25 more/day then the lodge we usually stay out and now we don’t have to board the dogs and because it’s a house, we can cook and shave the cost of eating out on some of our meals, so it actually is cheaper in the long run!). This is an annual photo trip for me and we just love riding our bikes around the main streets, shop the boutiques, eat at the local restaurants, sleep in, drink coffee from the local cafe and mostly take in the gorgeous, scenic mountain and foliage views. Can’t wait. It’s my favorite trip of the year and is our “retirement spot” one day if not a full-time residence sooner, we love it that much.
Here are a couple favorite pics from our past trips there, but I’ll be sure to share more in the upcoming week.
Hope you’re able to make time for a couch day now and then; if nothing else, hope you have a great weekend!