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Veronica and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Boy oh boy, one of THOSE days. You know, when everything that can go wrong…and little things which annoy one are suddenly freak-out-horrible? Yup, Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012.

Made me wish for last Sunday when C and I didn’t have a care in the world, stayed in out jammies till late, played with the cats, had one of those lovely restful days.

So I got to work. Work, creative work, always makes things better for me, but today it didn’t come easily. The painting wasn’t coming along and the photography felt forced too. Forced creative work never works out for me. Do you find that to be true too? Like it has to be felt and has to be completely embraced by the creative heart.

So I did some yard work and took the recycling containers in from the back lane. My across-the-back-lane neighbour Louise said hello and we had a lovely little chat and a little tour of my garden, and then back to try for more work.

Later, I found the most spectacular bunch of dahlias on my patio table. Louise had picked them as a thank you for my garden tour. (I should add she has the most spectacular dahlias I’ve seen. It’s like a brilliant dahlia jungle in her garden.) And, would you believe, these deep burgundy ones are my absolute favorite!

Isn’t that so wonderfully caring and lovely? How lucky am I to have such a sweet neighbour?
Thank you Louise, that was the one bright spot in my difficult day.

That was the universe saying, “Look V, you might have had a lot of muck thrown at you today, but wipe it off girl, there’s sunshine here too.”

Comments: 11

  • danadampier

    October 9, 2012

    Beautiful flowers! Definitely a bright spot in your horrible day!

  • October 9, 2012

    Veronica! We must be in synch! I’ve had 3 terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. And my writing was worthless. (In fact, I also wrote a blog post about it.) Ugh.
    I hope your day is better tomorrow!

  • October 10, 2012

    Veronica, hope that things get better. Wonderful neighbors can really help 🙂 I absolutely cannot do art or write if my muse isn’t in the mood. Though sometimes she’s just out to play and comes back with some really great stuff:-)

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    October 10, 2012

    me want the toad shaped paperweight! in fact is that a metaphor? … a toad of a day that held beauty too X

  • October 10, 2012

    Well, your photography muse was on duty. Beautiful, as always. Someone’s transition can bring up lots of stuff. Don’t know that this is impacting you, but probably so. Be good to yourself and get lots of rest. Think of it as a fallow time and if you rest, you will later be all the brighter and more productive for having done so. Would rub your hand and give you a hug, if I could.

  • October 13, 2012

    I hope your day got brighter… That flower was a touch of color to your day. 🙂

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