I don't think it's just okay to have down periods. I think it's necessary. I can tell I'm waking up, and it feels good. If I never went away, ever, what reason would I have to say "Hello" again? I am wearing pink lipstick and contact lenses, and I am bright-eyed. You'll see after the jump that I have been sewing, but I'm also starting to work on a series of drawings of embroidered sentiments- I just don't have the texture down yet.I am determined to be pleased with this, eventually.