On top of that I felt strangely uninspired at the sewing machine, trawling through the internet for gift ideas for christmas, fearing that my inner sewing goddess has shut up.
This past week I had leave from work and spent it at home, feeling tired and listless, frustrated that I didn't get through my chores as quickly as planned. I hardly got anything done. Only a bit of sketching which still gives me lot's of pleasure.
But maybe I needed that. Maybe my body had decided, I needed a break and lot's of sleep. This morning, on my last day of leave I look outside my windows at the rain and snow, as the temperatures have finally dropped. Proud that I have managed to sort out my balcony with hours to spare before the snow arrived. I needed to empty the flower pots and stow away the furniture.
While I put away some stuff in the basement, as well as my winter boots I got out my Christmas decorations and from the balcony I carried in my selfgrown tree. I hope it will thrive inside.
Thinking of Christmas, I feel optmimistic for the first time in weeks. Just before Christmas Eve I will travel to Vienna with my brother for a short break, involving lot's of mulled wine and Austrian delicacies.
After Christmas it'll be time to start in-depth planning for the next big Australian Adventure in July 2016. I'll be touring Queensland and am looking forward to countless teas and coffees with the delightful Lady A. Now if that's not enough reason to finally cheer up, I don't know....