The first week of Creative Every Day has ended. A challenge should be easy when it is just started, but it was difficult for me.
31 December my father went to the hospital by ambulance. He was not feeling well for some time already. We didn't know what was wrong with him, doctors where still testing him. But that day he felt down and they took him to a hospital.
We now know he haves cancer in his lung. We don't know yet if it can be treated and if it's also in other places of his body.
I spent a lot of my spare time with my dad and my family. It's very difficult to not panic and I look forward to this week to hear more testresults.
It's hard to focus on a creative, healthy life, I feel so many emotions. I come home from work, make dinner and eat and then go to the hospital. When I come home from the hospital it still is quite early in the evening, but I feel really tired and I'm just not into crafting.
I did do a few things this week. I must take care of myself.
*I tried 1 new easy recipe. I blogged about it. Give it a try yourself, it tastes very good.
*I did a lot of crochet. I'm working on an amigurumi with leftover yarn. It's my own pattern. It's very simple, I have not made patterns myself before, so it's a start. It looks nice with all the different colours.
*I've been updating this months challenges for MixedMediaDiva. This is the mixed media yahoo group I own. We're gonna do lots of fun stuff this year. Feel free to join us, you don't need to be good at it, you don't need to be an artist or whatever. We're a group for everybody who likes to swap and share some creative ideas. However you do need to write and read dutch, cause that's the language we are using.
*I worked on a monthly challenge for my group. We explore a tutorial together. I didn't have everything needed in my stash, so I experimented a little. I will blog about it coming week.
*I made 2 zentangles.
*I joined an online workshop about ArtJournaling.
I went to the gym this week. At the very end of 2010 I became a member and this week I started with my program.
My goal is to get a little more energy and find a balance between my body and my mind. I will do some fitness and some yoga.
Surprisingly I liked it, doing a workout. My muscles in my stomach hurt a little, but I feel really good. I suspected to be very tired after working out, but it's not so bad.
Part of my program is taking a sunbed and going to the sauna. I love it!
So I think I can say I did pretty good this first week. Keeping faith is hard, but I did manage to do some crafting, which is good for my mind. I did go to the gym, which is good for my body. I didn't eat as healthy as I wanted, but I tried 1 new recipe containing vegetables.
Now lets try again and improve myself in week 2.