My creative habit: I feel a bit lost if I don't do something creative with my hands every day. This past weekend rushed past in a blur of festivities, theatre, laundry, and errands -- one of the rare weekends when I didn't pick up a needle for even a few stitches. A luxury for me right now is an extra fifteen minutes in bed in the early morning, pondering, getting my ducks in a row for when I do have time for my own projects. And while I'm thinking of my personal projects, I don't take for granted that my daily work is creative work. It's just a different effort at this time of year: I have to be vigilant not to allow all the orders to become like an assembly line. I work at being conscious of adding my bit of beauty to the world, with each holiday card I design, each address I write. But that's another creative habit altogether!