|Nancy Blokland, photo courtesy of Caitlin Schlamb|
I know that I am about to lose it because (and it is all self imposed) I have committed myself to tooooo much (mostly creating custom pottery orders for my business, NancyBloklandPottery) when the Monkey brain takes over in the middle of the night and I am perseverating over a booth set up or the glaze on a piece of pottery. I have a number of big sales like WEST Handmade and Vintage coming up this month, but seriously, what is the worst that can happen if I mess up on any of these things? Really nothing, but that doesn't seem to stop me at the special period between 3-5 am when I cannot turn off my brain!
Luckily, I get times to do some self care like I had the last three days. I went loopy on social media, but I also indulged in seeking inspiration and renewal through dining out and shopping. Fortunately, I was in Brandon, so I had cool places to do these things without facing Toronto or Miami prices. I am grateful for this, but need to be mindful that I need to be more proactive in my own self care and trying out new things, if I want to continue to be a fun Muddy Mama.
Here are some of my photos, and I am planning a Me Day for late April in a different location. I feel like a new woman...
|Mile high Mud Pie at Montanas, half portion, so decadent|
|Wine and Cheese Salad, and Chicken, Lemon Rice Soup at Lady of the Lake|
Saskatoon Pie, tastes of Summer at the Wildflower Cafe in the Hub in Brandon
|Fairy Garden Inspiration at Lady of the Lake|