SO, the crickets are chirping in my head this week. The busy, buzzy hmm of Halloween business is over and this should be the week to get the creative juices flowing again! It *should* be, but as I said, the crickets are chirping up there and I don’t really know where to start. I have some projects to make for Goodwin’s Custom Crafts, baby bedding, nursing pillow covers, but I am waiting for the fabric I ordered to arrive so they can be made. I am caught up with most other things (SHH – Like saying Macbeth in the theater!) and I should be excitedly plotting my next quilt or set of projects, designing new fabric, or creating some cute Christmas banners for my Etsy shops and making the absolute most out of these few days of relative creative freedom between the busy seasons. Instead, I am sitting here, staring at my to-do list, contemplating a nap. I always do this…go through a lull between the seasons. I could be chasing that creative high and pushing through to get some new things listed, or getting ready for our big holiday show, but really, I just want to rest…To take a moment with my rock collection, stare out the window and daydream, watch some mindless TV and fold laundry, or wallow in bed with the kids. The pressure to “Act fast or this moment will pass!” is there, yelling in the back of my head for me to pull it together and seize the day! But the more tempting, subtle little message rolling around in my head is to walk away and enjoy the slow moment. Let it wash over me and give into it. The creativity will come back. It always does! But not if you are pushing and forcing it and being a brute with yourself. So today, I surrender. I give in to the laziest version of myself, and will wait quietly for the ideas, passion, drive, desire to create to come back to me. We will reunite again. Perhaps after some daydreaming.