This morning I woke up at 7:30 and went for a long walk around town. I put out a friend’s recycling, got a mocha at the co-op, ran a couple errands, talked to several people who were out shoveling about how warm 15 degrees feels after the bitter cold we’ve been having, and made it back to my house around 9. After a delicious breakfast and catching up on the news I decided to get artsy. Thus, Beatrice XIV was born. In my free time over the last couple months I have been practicing drawing and using watercolors. While I am not very good (yet) at drawing things that are in front of me or drawing from pictures, I think the things that come out of my imagination are pretty fun. It is noon and I feel like I have been incredibly productive today. Being busy really works for me. Now that I am working 3 jobs, I find that I am making much better use of my free time. Time for lunch, more errands, work, and a meeting. Huzzah!