Monday, I finished RAT just like I wanted to and used the last warm day to get my outdoor display up. Tuesday, my hamster, Queenie, died. I spent the day crying and desperately trying to distract myself. Wednesday, I cleaned the house as we were on deck to host the dinner the next day. I didn’t get overemotional until I had nothing to do. Also, sent out international holiday cards. Thursday, we feasted and I kept myself constantly busy. We had planned to give Queenie a bit of cooked yam to try and it broke our hearts when we made them. Friday, I finished decorating for the holidays and made not one, or two, but three picture sized memory collages I’ll eventually have printed and put somewhere as a keepsake. Holiday cards sent out for U.S. peeps. Also, watched THE GRINCH cartoon to kick off the holidays. Yesterday, I made this video and a plan of attack for the coming week.
I’m focusing on having a healthy grieving/mourning period as I’m prone to severe depression. Queenie might have been small, but she was a big part of my life and influenced my latest works. That said, I’m ice boxing RAT and the prequel HAMSTER until I am healed. Which isn’t a big deal because I have so many other things going on.
I’m not going to go into how I did with goals last week in depth because the loss of my hamster and the holiday made things wonky. (Overall, especially considering, I did good.) Instead, let’s skip to this upcoming week. I’m going easy on myself. I have a lot of writer “housekeeping” I’ve let slip and my writer “house” is a mess for it. I’m going to clean that up and reread my personal project which I haven’t touched since October to figure out what I need to do with that. My creativity is very not present at the moment, so these sorts of things suit me.
How was your week?