SoCS: Strain

I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and
I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday
I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art!
You can do it too!
The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “strain.”

The past year has been a strain.  Family drama, my mom dying, finally the flu,
exhaustion, stress, being behind in our business…
HATE being behind in our business, and even more so at our age —
no more 12-16 hours possible days to get caught up!

Puts our health at a strain.

And there are things to be thankful for….

My husband and I have a great relationship and at our worst we are good with each other.  It doesn’t get better than that in a marriage.  Kind, considerate, understanding when the other is short, remembering that he or me is under strain too.

Grateful for the laughter the Cats provide.
Too funny, their antics, and also they know when we are stressed and want to help.

Thankful for the ability to drop into some sort of creative play once a day
most of the time.  THAT also reduces strain!

NOT a self portrait but an image of the
Carousel Shield with the Cherub!

For the rules, go to Linda’s blog;  feel free to join the fun!

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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8 Responses to SoCS: Strain

  1. bikerchick57 says:

    Katie, you and Mitchell have something very special going on. Enjoy the weekend together and with the crazy fur babies. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow as we both celebrate our mothers in heaven and spirit. Love and hugs!


  2. Dan Antion says:

    I hope you guys are feeling better and making progress. You are blessed with the relationship that you have.


  3. Laura says:

    Stress is so hard on a family and it seems to go in waves. Sorry this has been such a tough year for you!


  4. Nice bllog you have


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