1. How we talk to ourselves. Changing "ought to..." or "need to..." to "it would be a good idea to..." has made me hate myself a lot less. If I tell myself "I need to run to the store on my lunch break" and then don't do it, I've failed to do something I needed to do. I can go to the store any old time, it doesn't matter if it's on my lunch break or after work or on the weekend. I don't need to do it over lunch. I am realizing how much the way I frame things in my mind affects my self esteem, and how easy it is to change the way I talk to myself.
2. Making my house smell delicious. I stumbled across this post at One more Moore and my first thought was "what a tragic waste of lemons that could otherwise be eaten" (I have a minor obsession with lemons.) But then I tried it and holy potatoes! It smells fresh and clean and happy and not overly food-y. I dislike when the house smells food-y. Even if it was food I liked eating, I don't really want to smell lasagna all day.
3. I think I'm in love. With this lamp. ("Do you really love lamp, or are you just saying that because you see a lamp?")
4. Television. I don't have a TV, but I have Netflix on my laptop. Now that my son is older, we enjoy watching a movie (or part of a movie) together on the weekends. Maybe I should possibly get a TV? I don't want to turn into a couch potato, or turn my son into one. I'm hemming and hawing about it, which I suppose means it's a bad idea, right?
5. Here's my latest commission:
A remix on one of my first pieces. It was fun to revisit an old favorite. I've just started another commission, and I think after that I'm going to take a break to work on one or two ideas I've had bouncing around my head for projects of my own.