The Puttering Has Begun!

the puttering has begun

verb (used without object)
1.  to busy or occupy oneself in a leisurely, casual, or ineffective manner:to putter in the garden.
2. to move or go in a specified manner with ineffective action or little energy or purpose:to putter about the house on a rainy day.
3.  to move or go slowly or aimlessly; loiter.

They say variety is the spice of life.  Maybe that’s why I can’t stick with any one thing for very long.  You know what though? I don’t really want to. There is joy in the doing, the learning, and the failures. I putter with a little of this and a little of that, sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail miserably.  There is no pressure, and no goal beyond the experience.  Puttering is my Zen.
If someone asks what I’m doing and I say, “Oh, just puttering around the house”, or “puttering with crafty things”, than means I’m in my happy place.  I don’t have to answer to anyone, I don’t have any deadlines, and I’m doing what I want at my own pace.

1.  the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation:She felt the joy of seeing her son’s success.
2.  a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated:Her prose style is a pure joy.
3.  the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.

puttering with watercolors
Puttering with watercolors

This is an open invitation to all the putterers out there…

Let’s laugh, play, learn, and do all the things…even if we never finish them.

4 thoughts on “The Puttering Has Begun!

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I抣l try to get the hang of it!

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