Four weeks ago I started a hospital chaplain residency program. Adjusting to the work hours, hospital routine, and the trauma and suffering in every day life in a hospital has been exhausting.
But I’m beginning to adjust and part of my self care is looking for creative outlets. Last Saturday I went to the Perrysburg Harrison Rally Days Festival.
There were some nice pieces of fabric art and jewelry, but what really caught my eye was the pottery from the students at 577 Foundation.
I fell for these two yellow pieces. They aren’t perfect – which probably explains why they were available for a donation.
I couldn’t decide between the two so I purchased both. It was kind of awkward that they were being sold for a donation – how much should I give?? My friend said if we wanted to find out if they really meant “donation” we could off them a quarter!
Which I didn’t do…I donated $10 for both and still felt like I was taking advantage of someone.
In an attempt to continue to practice good self care with creative activities I got started on a quilt for myself.
The Northwest Ohio Modern Quilt Guild, which I am trying to launch, meets again this coming Monday evening at the Panera Bread in Bowling Green. I’m looking forward to sharing my Little Apples quilt with them and seeing what they are working on.
Now on to more practical details of life – making pizza sauce for tonight, getting my eyeglasses repaired, and a quick stop at Hobby Lobby for quilt batting and thread.
Til next time… what’s your plan for self care?