Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tasha Tudor Day
Tasha is one of my few heroes that are not women of Faith. Her lifestyle reminded me that most of how I live my life is made up by my choice of how I spend my time and resources. I have long admired her choice to live a self sufficient lifestyle and to do so with such charm.
Each year I have been choosing simpler days as health and finances make small my world. I have come to realize I can have a good life within those boundaries. Actually, I'm finding forced simplicity as well as forced frugality can be blessings as they set options... and too many options are overwhelming.
My most recent goal towards simplicity is to manage technology a little better. I do love my computer, itty bitty iPod, DVDs, Kindle, Facebook, and texting. My life is not interesting enough to Tweet.
For various reasons (which I will write about at another time), I decided I had to cut back computer time. I now have a few days a week that I keep the computer off most of the day. I find I still have plenty of time to write and read but there is less chance of stopping by the computer to "check something" and realizing an hour had gone by with the distractions.
Tasha taught me if I want to live a life surrounded by Beauty, I do have to make choices that often go against what the rest of the world considers important.
I have chosen to take my hours back to read a novel, write real letters, admire the deck flowers, walk the gravel road to the mailbox, bake bread, chat with a kitty, and spend what is left of limited energy and income on a creative endeavor.
I think Tasha would be pleased that I celebrated her birthday with tea and Victoria. :)
To see how other bloggers celebrated Tasha Tudor Day, visit Clarice at the beautiful Storybook Woods blog... here.