Last fall I took German 101 at the local community college and by midterm I was ready to quit. It was a hard class and most of my spare time was spent studying or worrying about not getting a good grade. Though I enjoyed class and the teacher, and found my classmates interesting (I was the second oldest in the class) it sucked up all my free time and I found that I resented it. When the final came around I was an hour late for the exam sitting. Our work Christmas party was that afternoon and when I turned on my car radio on my way to school there was mournful music on and talk of a school shooting in Connecticut. I needed a 30 on the exam to get a B. After looking at the test for awhile and answering a few questions I questioned myself on why I was there and putting myself through all of this. Then I left. I got a B.
After Christmas I ripped all of the cow/country wallpaper off of the walls. It was quite a job and yes, I'm the one who put it up there. I painted the walls Mossy Green (Valspar from Lowes) in a satin. The trim is semi gloss white. As I had painted my cupboards green originally it is taking a lot of white to cover them.
I've decluttered walls, counter tops and hauled a bookcase to another room. There are curtains to be made and more drawers to clean out. But like life, it is a work in progress.
Bella and I have been going out more for walks. As I've injured my my hand violin playing has taken a back seat also. I no longer have a stack of books to be read from the library. I can only read one at a time. A stack is not necessary.
I'm enjoying my slow time. Life is good.