Boredom Busters

I never realized how fast pace my daily life is until this surgery.

I’m having a REALLY hard time adjusting to Forced Relaxation.

(In other words, I’m going crazy trying to keep myself amused.)

Every day I make myself a “green smoothie.”

Usually, the one smoothie becomes both my breakfast and lunch.

It’s something I can make with one hand and it’s VERY filling.

Typically, it includes kale and/or spinach, almond milk, protein powder, plain greek yogurt, some type of fruit, matcha for lots of antioxidants, etc., etc.

A nutrient-rich smoothie is just one of the ways I’m attempting to expedite my healing process.

(And it, or something I’m doing, must be working because my recovery has been really amazing so far!)

Showering and getting dressed (without my right hand/arm) takes forever so that eats up way more time in my day than it should.

I try to get a walk in every day – either by myself or with friends.

I’m reading a lot.  (I just finished Martha’s Vineyard Isle of Dreams which is the second part of Susan Branch’s three-part trilogy.)

I’m watching  *some* TV in the evenings.

I’ve made color charts for all my various paint palettes – something I’ve been meaning to get done for ages.

I’m sketching things to paint once my arm is strong enough for painting.

Sketch1 © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

Living Tree – Most of the time I don’t understand my own brain!

Rough sketches have to be good enough for now, because it’s all I can really do while wearing a sling.

Sketch2 © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

I already know how I’m going to paint her … and I can’t wait!

I think I’m going to embellish this next one with beads for her earrings, or maybe felt for her hat.

Sketch3 © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

Practicing various outfits/hats/hair.

I’ve been sketching animals and buildings too, but I don’t have any photos of those yet.

Sketch4 © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

This will be a mixed media girl/fairy spread once it’s completed.

I’m also making watercolor “inksplot” people/creatures because they’re fun, and easy, to make even with one hand.

Ink1 © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

What can YOU make out of a random “inksplot” of paint on a page?

Yesterday, I went to the bookstore for MORE books.

I’ve purchased art books, nutrition books, novels, and every other subject book imaginable …

Including The Essential Rumi which I highly recommend getting in hardcover, if you don’t already have it.

I’m consuming books lately.

I guess I’m what many people consider a “speed reader.”

I wish, sometimes, I could slow down how fast I read.

I wouldn’t need so many books if it took me longer to read them!

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