I have a bad cold and a fever today and haven't been able to get motivated to do much of anything. I've done some dog training, a little reading, and some writing, but haven't felt like my brain is working at peak performance, or anywhere near peak. I spent much of the morning in my rocking chair with Silver purring in my lap-- delightful and soothing.
While sitting there sipping tea, I also sketched whoever stopped by the bird feeders, as well as Silver lying in my lap. Sketching calms me, focuses me, and helps me step more fully into the present moment. In addition, I end up with a record of what I saw on a given date, and I often refer back to previous years' entries to compare with the current season.