It's that time yet again for the Random 5 Friday:
1. Do you ever take time off from something, like exercise. I have done just that. Getting up at 4:45 AM, every single morning with three of those mornings leaving the house, in the cold and dark at 5:30 to workout has become something of a chore. I've always really enjoyed exercise but I am hitting a brick wall with it and just needed a break. The Hubby kind of looked at me weird when I told him I was taking 2 weeks off, and I know what those squeaky wheels are thinking in his brain. He's thinking I will quit altogether and get FAT or at least FATTER! Slow down cowboy, I have been on this workout agenda for many, many years now and in the past 7 months have lost 25 pounds, I don't think I am giving it up. It's just this dang cold, dreary weather. I just need a break. We all need a break sometime, don't you agree. I'll be back in the saddle soon enough.
2. Solitude. This time of year I kind of crave it and I think it's because of the cold and hibernation thing going on. I'm perfectly happy sitting in my chair reading or just sleeping. Spring can not come too soon for me right now. Sleeping in till 7 right now and reading and reading.
3. Speaking of books, my book club is reading "The Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian. Donna, who recommended the book said it started out kind of slow, but I don't think so. It's very good and I'm enjoying it tremendously. I'm also listening to "We Are Water" by Wally Lamb in my car. My goodness that is 19 CD's long but I am already liking it as there is art stuff in it and it makes me think about why I do art. Who am I trying to impress if at all. There was one part about isn't art about making a statement, to kind of incite. I don't agree, because I paint to make me HAPPY! That's why I paint with bold and vivid colors and serene pictures. I paint for enjoyment, no inciting anything! It's funny that both books have art topics in them.
4. Sunshine is glorious.
5. Super Bowl Sunday...do I care, not really. I don't even know who is playing. I will probably watch some of it, maybe. Now if I was invited to a party I might care and actually we have been invited to our neighbors, but probably we won't go. Mainly because I do NOT want to be faced with the piles of food that will probably be around.