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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Walk in the Woods


Yesterday Gerry and I picked up Wesley at school and drove up to Pilot Mountain for a perfect fall day walk in the woods. We are so lucky that Wesley is only an hour and a half away, that she lives near the mountains and that she likes spending time with us. If we call her and say we are coming that way, she is always ready to go with us. She only has classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays because the film students need a lot of time outside of the classroom to make films, so she can get away for a few hours on Mondays and Fridays which are often the days Gerry has off. 
I have decided to disconnect more from the computer and get outside more. I feel better with physical activity and computer time is not doing much for my physical well being. I started run/walking every morning and yesterday we went on quite a trek to some new boulders Gerry found at Pilot. So you won't see me liking and friending folks on Facebook, Tumblr got boring for me pretty quickly,so I'm not spendig a lot of time there, I don't pin things, and I'm not endlessly surfing around looking at pottery I wish I made anymore. I won't be giving up my blog anytime soon or reading other blogs, but that's it for computer time, except for emails. I'm tired of trying to write artist statements, updating my resume, filling out show applications, looking for shows, blah blah. Way to much computer time!
I have two big shows coming up and I have to get a lot more made for them. My priorities for now are spending time with Gerry and Wesley when we can all be together, getting some exercise, eating well, getting a bunch of work made for the holiday selling season, seeing my friends and family when we all have time and enjoying life. 
That's about all I have time for and that's plenty! Here's a quick video of our day in the woods. We are having some incredible weather right now. Life is so good :)
peace ya'll


16 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like a good plan.

cookingwithgas said...

the weather has been fabulous! we took off Sunday for a day at the zoo- it was good but your walk is breath taking. Your family! Fun!

JUDI TAVILL said...

very cool... i get it.

Susan Wells said...

I. Love. Pilot. Mountain. Went there the first time in autumn with a friend in high school. The video was just like I saw it then on account of what we had for lunch. How'd you do that?!! Nice.

Tracey Broome said...

Yes, good plan, good family time!
Susan, we shot this with Gerry's GoPro camera, really cool little camera:) and yes I have had some lunches just like yours haha!

Michèle Hastings said...

it is perfect weather to be outside, who wants to waste it in front of a computer screen? I am trying to do as many things as I can outside... soaking up that good vitamn D.

Hollis Engley said...

Gettin' out is good, Trace. Stay in touch. No need to go to FB.

Tracey Broome said...

It is such perfect weather, Michele, yes please, some vitamin D
Hollis, I guess I'll be the last one standing but FB? I just don't seem to get it, haha!

Laura Farrow said...

good to know you've got your priorities straight! xo

angela walford said...

ahhh gopro I was going to ask about the freaky lens....i like it!!! I like it a lot....groovy movie makin trace, def a field for you to get into and of course with some pots and chats...I miss your chats..

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Laura, it's a no brainer, I have great friends and family!! And we live in NC
Yeah Ang, the GoPro is so much fun, but I'll leave the film making to my daughter :)

June Perry said...

I'm feeling the same. Need some down time to just nest and let the day unfold without the "have tos". Definitely looking forward to this election being over and re-focusing on more creative efforts.

Tracey Broome said...

June, you certainly need a break after the year you have had! Maybe January will be a good rest month:)

Lori Buff said...

That sounds like a brilliant plan, much healthier for your body and your mind.
I got tired of Tumbler really quickly, Pinterest has not been able to keep my interest and FB seems to be a huge political debate these days.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Lori, yeah I would much rather be walking in the woods in the fall than reading mindless info on FB. I still say blogs are way more interesting! But to each his own.....

June Perry said...

Think you're right,and my body is certainly agreeing with you! Fortunately, I always have a lot of sit down jobs!