Yesterday I felt out of sorts. Not exactly sure why — post holiday letdown, the back to work blues, SAD — could be any number of things. I went home after work and started dinner. I fixed a nice salad with spinach and red leaf lettuce, carrots, red pepper, green onion and pine nuts. I put a piece of cheesy ciabatta in the oven and then fixed some cheese tortellini with sage butter sauce. Divided a can of mandarin orange pieces between two bowls. Sat down to a nice dinner with the fashionista.
After I cleaned up the kitchen, I decided to work on some knitting and watch a bit of television. Watched some of the Orange Bowl since KU was playing — tried to watch a movie, but nothing was appealing. Felt out of sorts with my knitting. I finally gave up and went to bed.
This evening I am meeting a good friend at Starbuck’s. One of our other friends is going back to school this month to finish her degree, so we are putting together a fun bag of school supplies for her. I have a pair of shoes to exchange and two frames and mats to return that just didn’t work. I need to get my car in — one of my wheels seems to be out of alignment. I have a lesson Saturday afternoon and then praise team practice in the evening. And I need to take down all the Christmas decorations this weekend.
I want to focus on music this year and improving my skills, so I found a teacher and am taking some lessons. And along with that, I want to learn to play acoustic guitar better, and so do several of my friends, so we are going to take a group lesson twice a month from a young man at our church. Should be fun. But practicing two instruments will certainly take a lot of my time. Hopefully my motivation will not flag —