For my friend Suzette..potholders to her liking..
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
You know Thoreau's saying, "Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights" ? Well exhaustion reveals simple pleasures. (not by Thoreau!!)
Physical therapy decided today to up the ante... Number 5 on the bike, higher numbers on the bars...walking more...OMG. I was so exhausted that once home, my outside reading led into a 2 hour nap...right there in the chair....book open, but not read.
Resting in my sewing room now: window,open, light breeze, cicada music, I am enveloped in peace.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Have a good day, love from Aoife!!!
Friday, September 25, 2020
I really wanted the giant step group. After much talk about my progress that I could not see., she took me for a walk. Walking with her, I saw a huge difference in my progress since going to physical therapy.
It was so encouraging..
Also encouraging was Dylan's teacher...so supportive. She said that children with disabilities had a 100 times more difficulty in remote learning...
Today was the day, I decided not to subscribe to naysayers' crazy and not to be afraid. I did it the Nike way....I just did it!!!!!! I drove to the post office and mailed my ballot. I have voted!! Interesting that there is a code on the ballot where you can trace your ballot to see where it goes. DONE!!
Now, I am going to sew!!!
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Easing my soul, making a bowl. This time I used regular cotton with a wide blue and white stripe. The regular cotton leaves some fuzzies unlike batiks....but I kind of like the look. This bowl is relatively small...diameter is 6 inches.I love it and was immediately relaxed.
Lynsey is 11. She was telling me about this "friend" at school last year, who told Lynsey not to wear makeup any more because it was illegal at school Lynsey's answer was that she is not wearing make up...Her cheeks are naturally soft Irish white and pink and her lips are naturally rosy red.....
Dear me, that girl is dramatic.
She came home from a visit with her mother....like this: Maybe it is for Halloween??
Monday, September 21, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Hurricane Sally visited Charlotte..My windows were wide open to the lovely sound of rain.
Aoife happy to be leaving Spokane to go home to Portland.
Now that she is home...she is even happier!!! And the rains came and the smoke is way down.
Thanks Peter....for sharing this poem:
SILVER TANGLE OF BRAMBLES AT MIDNIGHT
Late at night you remember God's first language
. . . . . . .
From The Stumble Fields, Malaika King Albrecht. Main Street Rag Publishing Company, Charlotte, North Carolina. © 2020.
At the midnight hour ...I have finished what seems to be a bow-tie top.
Borders to go on tomorrow.
You know, the best thing about a root canal is the wonderful feeling once it is over. A person can quite feel alive again!! Same with despondency ; once it lifts, the day is glorious!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
My doctor said get out of the house or you will die of something else
My physical therapist said that I need to walk around the grocery stores.
My DIL said I would go nuts if I did not get out of the house..
My son said the same....Oh, no..I did not listen
Instead, I obsessed about the fires and bad air, I obsessed about the children giving me COVID, I obsessed about my son working and not having time to help us. I obsessed about my failure as a remote school teacher...
I had to apologize to everyone. Self care for me is now....a cheese omelet with wild onions and 3 pieces of cinnamon toast, just like my grandma made!!!!! Comfort food.
The morning light brought a stunning revelation:
The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow (Thank you Suzette for the prompt!)