In God's Time
At the same time, I realize my fat pants are getting tight, so I need to get back to my walks for that reason as well. The most difficult part of "getting started" is, well, getting started. In my mind, I see myself out for a great hike, enjoying myself and my surroundings. In real life, the act of actually getting my self together and getting my trusty iPod ready, grabbing a bottle of water and setting off, well, for some reason that just seems to be very difficult to pull off. I need a kick in the kiester to get started. If anyone has words of wisdom and motivation for me, please feel free to leave them in the comments section.
In the meantime, I have been gardening and getting some exercise that way. I used to have gardening as a solitary pursuit, but now that some of the kids are older, they are helping me. This is very good, as I get more done, but it does put a bit of a damper on the contemplative part of yard work for me. As my wise sister in law said to me once, "you always have to give up something good to get something good".
Too true, too true.
In other news, my icon class is finishing up tonight for the most part (the one we stared in the fall), and some of the participants will be continuing on with new icons. So, more pictures on the way. I still haven't finished my icon, but should be able to tonight. I just need to do a few touch ups and letters. I also am still working on the Samaritan Woman at the Well icon, and hope I will get that finished this summer. I would really like to do another Mandylion, on a smaller board, with the same color palette. Of course, I have 3 acres to garden, many children to plan next school year for, and lots of other regular chores like cooking and cleaning and laundry that keep delaying my icon plans. But, in God's time, I will complete the icon, and since my iconography is all for the Glory of God, I am satisfied with that.