It feels very good to be back into my regular routine. Am I getting old? I never used to love routines. I guess I still don't love routines. I love the time to explore and create as I choose. My two installations are finished and the opening is tonight. I am ever so pleased with the installations and myself! This has been challenging for me and I definitely rose to the challenge. I am excited to pursue more such challenges! I am also excited to have a bit of downtime to pursue my regular stitching and journals. Today I learned a new term, a commonplace book. Turns out this has what I have been doing for years. I thought I was a bit of a failed journaler but I am not alone. FromWikipedia Commonplace books are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books. Such books are essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas.