Thanks for popping in. And thanks for doodling along in the SHAC-SHACK this morning. I know we want to doodle perfect doodles, but hey! I’m just happy I CAN STAY HOME SAFE, AND DOODLE AT ALL !!! Don’t get caught up in comparing your doodle-artwork with anybody else’s, and start beating yourself up because “her steps are better than my steps”. Repeat after me: NOT IMPORTANT. IT’S A DOODLE!!! It’s not a competition.
I can only speak for myself, but this whole doodling gig is all about the process, all about the focus, all about arresting my thoughts, should they start wandering down to the back of that dark cave in my head. And if I happen to improve my doodling and drawing skills (largely due to daily repetition) – woohoo! BUT. I see it more as a daily mindful workout than a mental workout ! I also really like getting together every morning, and just having that sense of belonging to a larger whole, to a community. Especially at this time. Especially now.
The sun was shining and we decided to have breakfast in the garden. How lucky are we?! I left the yoghurt in the fridge (for the first time in what seems like an eternity!) and opted for soft-boiled eggs. Now tell me this doesn’t look inviting!
Something so simple as a soft-boiled egg and a slice of toast with butter. Freshly squeezed orange juice too. LUXURY!
I’m not normally one for taking photos of my food, but this is a work of art for me.
When did we trade this loveliness in for Eggs Benedict and Huevos Rancheros and all that jazz? Check out the colour of this egg! Sheer perfection. Maybe now might be a good time to start appreciating the simpler things in life again…
Then, sitting in the garden under the old sunshade, Dave and I got chatting about E for B and Be your Best. Do you remember the ads? This one will take you back….
Dave’s parents were dairy farmers. They also had chickens – lots of chickens! I guess it was a different way of life for farmers and farmers’ children back in the 50’ and 60’s. I find it fascinating.
So yeah. I’m a very grateful old Hector today. So much to be grateful for.
Stay safe, keep calm and carry on crafting!!
Love & Hugs,