Friday, April 20, 2012

jumbley bits

A week without much inspiration for writing, as our plucky heroine attempts to not only find but use bootstraps* to return to some form of equanimity... However, there is a new favorite quote that maybe ought to be put up on the wall to see every day, from the artist Chuck Close:
"Inspiration is for amateurs,
the rest of us just show up and get to work..."

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Started a few new knitting projects, slippers for my Dad, and a shawl for Darla (G's mom). It soothes me so much to have ongoing handwork, Likely part of last weeks meltdown involved not having any pleasant handicraft, arithmetic, however necessary, is not soothing!
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Has anyone gone to look at this new Ikea sewing machine?!? Wondering if it would make a good backup/travel machine, as my regular machine is quite heavy, and this one appears to be quite similar in capabilities. Perhaps a trip to the big blue box is in order... some of their new spring line of fabrics are quite appealing, in a retro 50's way.
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Am still VERY CURIOUS as to what happened to my Grampa's Weeder...? not with any of the garden tools either by the back door, or in the shed. No memory of lending it out to someone. Most odd, and the lawn will be allover dandelions if it does not turn up soon...
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* This week have been trying an assortment of different actions, to help figure out what will shift my current frustrating body/mind immobility. Drinking enough water helps. Being around folks who lift my spirits helps, whether online or in the bright world. Eating grain-based foods does not, the less grain eat and the more vegetables added to my daily meals, the more lively and hopeful I feel. Food prepared ahead, baked chicken, boiled eggs, a skilletfull of sauteed veggies, these make life so much easier, 'specially in the morning. Have also been keeping track of food intake on "Sparkpeople", ignoring most of the site, but using the nutrition tracker; shall see if it proves helpful, it sure has been educational. Still wishing I could find a useful counselor to help me sort out all my feelings about the cancer, sigh...

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