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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dolce Far Niente



I must admit, I've been lazy these past few weeks....Illness both physical and mental {a little on the depressed side at the time} so I've been lacking in energy. Friday is my big day for the hospital tests...hope they can find what my aliment is. So tried of feeling this way.
I haven’t completely tune myself off from the world but I'm living my life doing the usual chores of the day with the occasionally distraction to get creative. I think I’m starting to get overwhelmed with Christmas.
With all the shopping, cleaning and baking and not to mention that I must keep a tight budget for Christmas gifts my creativity is very limited these days.
Writing on the other hand doesn’t cost me anything only that if I’m sick and depressed I get a mind block. So it seems that it’s a no win situation on both planes of creativity for me. I’ll try to get busy with the things I do have to get creative and maybe even try to sell some on eBay.

Have a good weekend to all of you; will be back next week.
I’ll leave you now with this poem:


Dolce Far Niente

Oh, how sweet doing nothing!
Oh, how sweet this magnificent obsession
your kisses are only wasted on me
for I have other dreams.

My love lies in the streams
Of never-ending dreams
For I alone see
What I wish my life could be

Oh, my beloved
Never mind you see
I'm not the person that I seem
For I have other dreams.

Oh, how sweet doing nothing
Oh, how sweet this life could be
If only I could live
Within these splendid dreams

~Annabelle~

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

~Annabelle~
How true! We can't be 100% all the time. When I feel like this, I try to accept it and go with the flow, just giving 100% of what I am capable of giving at the time.
Christmas is best started now, in small increments, so that you can enjoy your day and remember it well. Just one small errand a day and you will find it gets done!
My thoughts are with you and I hope your health tests determine the cause of your energy loss.
Be gentle with yourself! I love your poem, yes, sometimes it is GREAT to do NOTHING>
xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I will have you in my thoughts sweet Annabelle when you go for your tests. Don't let Christmas overwhelm you..keep it sweet and simple..your health is the most important issue right now.
If you feel like doing nothing thats okay too...it will pass...and you will soon return to your creative self..
xoxo (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

did I miss something, somewhere? what tests are you having? hope all goes well & please email me if you ever need a friend - cause ya got one in me xoxo

Jeanne said...

God bless you my lovely friend.
I will keep special prayers for you and hope all turns out well.
YOu post such lovely pictures and postings.
I love to come and visit.
Love Jeanne ^j^

carolyn said...

Poor you, I'm hoping you will soon be feeling on top of the world. Christmas can be a very stressful time especially if your not feeling 100% so try and be kind to yourself.
Carolyn x

gracie said...

doing nothing is very sweet... so is your blog! Thanks for visiting Wild grace :)

Naturegirl said...

Don't get overwhelmed..you are putting too much pressure on yourself.Take care of self first all else can wait.Find your balance a place of peace and contentment.It's ok to be lazy perhaps your body need it right now.I think it's time for a
~*BIG HUG*~ ..HUGS NG

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you find the results of your test.
Winters have a way of zapping one's energy, I hope everything is okay and that you are feeling your spirited sefl again soon.

cityfarmer said...

I pray for your youth to be renewed like the eagle...there is so much power in our words, so I just say that you are well and renewed...
stay in touch, you reach all of us with who you are.

Anonymous said...

Dear Annabelle,
I will keep you in my prayers, I had no idea you were having problems. I think this time of year can be so overwhelming, I try to keep things as simple as I can so I don't get too stressed out. You are one of the most creative women I have had the plesure to meet through blogging, and I am sure any block you may have will pass soon.
Love and Blessings...

cityfarmer said...

Hoping to hear an update.

Anonymous said...

Hey Annabelle - just know I am praying and sending good thoughts for you xoxo hope all is ok sweet gal xo

carolyn said...

Hope your tests went well Annabelle, I saw a lady made of shells in a charity shop yesterday and it reminded me of your angel. Although quite frankly it wasn't anywhere near as nice as your angel, so she stayed int the shop.

cityfarmer said...

My new (old) cherubs might cheer you.

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Annabelle,
I hope everything is ok...I miss you!
Angel Hugs and Blessings...

Blue the Spa Girl said...

It's Dec 8th. Just popping by to say Hi Annabelle.
{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

It's a tough time of year. Take care of yourself. What doesn't get done for Christmas, doesn't get done. Some things don't matter - your health is more important.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Annabelle, dear Annabelle!

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