The days before leaving for an adventure are often hectic: there are many loose ends to tie up, and a house to clean (love coming home to a clean house!), and many things to pack. I have a week or two before I leave, but I'm taking this time to slow down. There's no sense in starting another huge painting or project. It'll still be there when I get back. Right now I just want to have a cup of tea, read a couple of books, and perhaps doodle in my sketchbook whenever I get an idea. That's all.