Busy hands!

We finally made it to March!!  I know the weather is going crazy around the country this weekend, but, for me, it’s 70 degrees and sunshine!  You can always tell when springtime is near when the sandhill cranes start coming in by droves here in Nebraska.  That is a sight to see if you are ever in this part of the country!!

One thing about spring, it makes a person want to get outside and take in the fresh air.  It’s a time of regrowth not to mention my favorite time of year.  I can’t wait to get outside and start planting flowers and yes, I even like mowing grass!

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If you haven’t started an exercise regime yet, now is the perfect time!  I know I’ve said this before, but, gardening is a great way of exercising,  digging holes, squatting down to plant, and walking to get the hose….believe me, you will feel that in your legs and back!Mowing grass with a small, push mower is another great way to get steps in, plus sunshine and vitamin D!  Soon it will be time for bike rides, swimming, and walks in the park.

All of these things are great things to do to get you up and out of the house and forget about running to the fridge or cabinets for something to eat.  As they say, idle hands are the devil’s workshop, so keep your hands and mind busy on other things than junk food!  Get creative!  Start thinking about something you have never tried before.  Which brings me to my point of busy hands.

I have a couple of followers that have taught themselves not only creative ways of de-stressing, but, keeping their minds off food.  One has taught herself to make jewelry.  In the winter time she designs and makes beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins.  In the spring, summer and fall, she goes to flea markets and sells her products.

 

 

 

Another one of my followers taught herself how to crochet.  She started out slow learning how to chain and a couple of stitches, but now, she has made beautiful afghans, baby hats for hospitals and even sweaters for her cats!!  She has just started to make little stuffed toys.

As you can see both of these women are very artistic and talented!! Also, if you are interested in any of their work, contact me at this site!

So, when you are feeling BORED…..drop the chips and the chocolates and get your mind and hands BUSY!!

Good luck and I hope to see some pictures of your artistic work!!

Laura

 

 

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