Friday, September 10, 2010

The Inspiration of Frida

I had every intention of filming a video to share with y’all today but I wound up with so much to do yesterday that I never got around to filming it…you know what they say about the road to hell being paved with good intentions, right? I have got a couple of things I want to do some videos on so I really am going to put serious effort into getting those filmed, edited and ready over the weekend.

What I did manage to do yesterday was to finally get out of the house after being stuck in the house hurting for the past week.  I never realized how much I took for granted in life until I wasn’t able to do many of the everyday things as easily anymore. Simple things like grocery shopping, standing long enough to cook a good meal for my family, just simple things that are now so painful that I have a hard time doing them at all.  Sometimes you just have to push through the pain and go do the things you need or want to do, regardless…so I did. Just going to the grocery store, picking up prescriptions, going to the bank and paying a couple of bills absolutely wore me out!

I guess it’s just part of this whole fibro thing but it sure seems to be getting worse.

frida_ver3 The good thing about needing to rest was finding the movie “Frida” just starting on Starz! How have I missed watching this fabulous film? I have never been a huge Selma Hayak fan but that changed after watching her compelling portrayal of Frida Kahlo. I have loved Frida’s work for quite some time and I suppose it was mainly because of it’s Mexican influence and just because SHE always seemed so real in her self-portraits but now, after seeing what her life was really like…oh my, I am loving her ten times as much as before.

If you haven’t seen the movie, you need to watch it. Whether you’re an artsy person or not, “Frida” is still a movie well worth watching.

I have tons of stuff to list on ebay, more supplies to go through and list some of them on my supply Etsy, some art to photograph (and some to finish) to list on my art Etsy, and tons of decluttering and cleaning that needs to be done. Unfortunately I got NONE of any of those things done today. 

What did I do instead? 

Well, other than an hour early this morning, an hour around lunchtime and the past 2 hours (it’s almost 8pm as I write this), I have slept. Yes, I have literally slept all day. Talk about a wasted day! I know that I needed the rest (or I wouldn’t have been able to sleep) but it just feels like I’ve missed out on a whole day of doing things I want or need to do when this happens.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.

Heck, with all the sleep I’ve gotten today, I will probably be up all night painting & journaling.  That wouldn’t be such a bad thing since the middle of the night is when this house is at it quietest and I love that time.

Until next time….

Peace & Love,
~Barb~

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to post today Barb. I am going to look that movie up tomorrow and maybe take a time out to watch it. My friends and I have been passing this little story around and I thought you may enjoy the story yourself. http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christine-miserandino/
    Now I have used all my spoons for today and unfortunately even borrowed one from tomorrow. So off to bed I go. :)

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  2. hi Barb,
    I want to see that movie and I am a night owl too. Tonight I am up visiting blogs and breathing in art. I love the silent of night too when everyone else is sleeping .
    I am glad you pushed ahead:)

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  3. I am glad to hear you are able to sleep. My pain will only let me sleep about 6 hours and then it tells me to get up and get moving or you won't be able to get moving!! Can't wait for videos.

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  4. Love you...don't overdo it and enjoy that you can sleep!! Wish I could!

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  5. Take it easy! Love that movie and Frida!

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  6. I love that movie - particuarly the seen of the bus crash where the gold is just floating in the air.

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  7. I understand the sleeping all day and not getting any of your to do list checked off! I always need to take pics and list stuff on Etsy but instead I spend my whole day looking at treasuries. Hopefully today my camera and my hands will allow me to take some pics that aren't blurry! *crosses fingers*

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  8. I liked the Frida movie - at least most of it. My fibro problem was quite a situation for years. I hope you have a good resolution! I enjoyed your blog.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by. I am open to any comments, questions, suggestions, critiques, etc, so lay it on me...
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

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