Cherry Saturday, August 19, 2017

Today is Break the Monotony Day.   Except, I don’t wanna.

There’s a lot to be said for a solid foundation of sameness when there are butterflies in your brain.  Find some quiet and get in touch with your butterflies.


23 thoughts on “Cherry Saturday, August 19, 2017

  1. One thing that got to me about monotony was driving the same route to work every day so that sometimes I would go from Point A to Point C and not even remember going through Point B. So lost in my own thoughts. After a while I would take different side streets and pick up different landmarks to focus on. I looked on it as a challenge to get there on time.

  2. stayed up till 2:00 talking with friends, walked 15k and did a radio interview….am now about to prep supper before curling up with Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Nothing but good times.

  3. I’ve been doing the “a Artist’s Way” workbook, finding and recovering the creative self, for the past 6 1/2 weeks. I have a special corner which is quiet and a luxury to me. Will let the butterflies fly free for an artist’s date later today. I’m going to colour and doodle for a bit and see what bubbles up.

  4. So I’m living completely alone for the first time, and it’s so much quieter than I expected it to be. Which is both restful, but also weird. I think I’m going to have to be careful about setting a schedule, because otherwise it’s a little too easy to just read all day. Which is fine the first few times, but I really need to get unpacked…

  5. Well, I was quiet and solitary today – apart from the AA man who had to come and sort my broken exhaust. But I did do something different: visited a Norman church with horrendous C17 commandments on the walls, the nextdoor fortified manor house, dating from 1291, and then an old walled kitchen garden nearby that’s being run as a cut-flower nursery. That was the most fun: although many of the flowers were going over, I went exploring with my new camera and made the background colours melt into each other, which is a favourite thing that I’ve been missing since I had to stop using my old camera three years ago.

  6. I’d had a super busy week, had not written at all until yesterday. Releasing those butterflies was awesome. More writing today. Chapter meeting tomorrow. I’m back on track.

  7. I milked a goat today. (“hands on” book research). It was actually fun, although I’m guessing it would get monotonous if you had to do it every day.

    1. A friend gave me a Yoga with Goats session, we went together. The baby goats jump all over, including all over you, chew on your clothes, your hair, then they jump off. I laughed pretty hard.

  8. I broke mine. I didn’t sweep or dust. I didn’t have oats for breakfast, which I do even when travelling. I didn’t cook any food before I left home.

    I went out. Returned library books. Shopping. Decided to have a massage. Then lunch with the girls; which was so much fun, it almost turned into supper.

    I can home and didn’t do any work for lessons or academics. Then I had an early night.

    This was like a holiday from my life while still in my life.

  9. I’ve tried out three acting classes, 1x/week x 3 weeks! Since I live in the sticks, it’s quite the commute in, but I like it!

    Definitely breaks the monotony of working all the time (shift work/writing/kids telling me how horrible I am for not spending more time with them).

  10. Did something to my back earlier today while working in the yard at my mom’s house and now pretty much can’t move. Guess nature wants me to stay quiet and get in touch with my butterflies. Kind of a heavy-handed hint, but I get it.

  11. My monotony is tending to my husband post outpatient surgery but it’s been interrupted by a trip to the emergency room to fix a minor glitch (we think).

  12. I am revelling in rediscovering monotony. This is the first time in months that I’ve stayed home for the whole weekend, and I’ve missed it so much. It’s only now, on Sunday afternoon, that I’m starting to think, “I should find a book to read” or something. It feels pretty good to be bored.

    Eclipse Monday. I just looked up the chords to the Carly Simon song, “You’re So Vain” and they are so easy. (-: I’ll have to look up the timing of the eclipse so I can try and play while the sun is going out over my hometown.

    Gosh, I don’t do monotony very well at all. There’s always something to do.

  13. I have kids. Up, feed, uniform, nag, lunch, bag, to school. It’s Monday, it must be swimming lessons. Work, run, housework, homework, play, dinner, game, book, bed. Sleep, repeat.
    My monotony definitely doesn’t come with a side order of solitude and quiet! The the monotony is just an undertone, scattered on top are birthday parties, sport, weather, fights, chaos and subtle changes. Wouldn’t trade it. Easy to say now, when they’re asleep. :p

  14. Tile guy has been here both days of the weekend (his schedule is very hectic this year and he promised to do my kitchen and bath so he is fitting in a few hours every day including weekends), so to stay out of his way I have done no extraordinary chores. It is feet up and read a book time. I love monotony.

  15. I could have used some monotony on Sat. Instead I made 2 trips to the Children’s ER with my 9 year old daughter. She had migraines. We think we’re under control for now and are working with her to identify triggers as well as what works when the migraine is starting.


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