Yes, you can ask if I am insane. First because I make gnomes and then because I didn't make gnomes- twice! In a row! At the beginning of the year! What the heckaroni!!
Yes, it's true. No gnome for yet another day. I admit it!
I was not in the mood.
Okay, let me clarify that. I was not in the mood for anything. Crying maybe, but not being creative. It was as if all the boisterous joy I experienced in those first few days drained from my body leaving me empty.
I know that a gnome made on this day and yesterday would have refilled me. I know this truth the same way that I know that I love homemade sausage biscuits with grape jelly-- and tortilla chips with lots of meat and vegetables and too much real cheese and far too much guacamole- once a month. It has become a truth, a quirk in the workings that make up me: Jessica.
So, on this day, when I skipped it- again- it was because of a lack of enthusiasm, not because I don't still find the peace of mind and sense of tiny accomplishment from making these little gnomes.
I suppose that will be my legacy- tiny little gnomes scattered out across the land, hopefully making people smile. Every. Single. Day.
There is no gnome for January 5th 2015