... in which, in amongst other things, our plucky heroine takes a trip to see the Maneki Neko exhibit at the Bellveue Arts Museum
Last week started out a bit rough, with worry and un-useful thoughts, being all sore from oncology-doctor visits, and concern about housey stuff and the confidence of my patrons. Truly, sometimes girl gets all in a kerfluffle and takes time to find my balance again...
On Monday last, I remembered to send a progress report/photo to the one person I am currently working on regalia for... got an email with this in reply "You are a witch of art! A damn fine good witch." Somehow the day looked a lot brighter! Despite being deep into how eras end, folks die, and things change, somehow always art abides . . . I think I rather like the identity of "witch of art", seems to go hand in hand with being the "crone of honor" at the upcoming wedding this summer
On Tuesday last, on the way to work, all absent minded I left my favorite hat on the seat of the bus. Of course, once off the bus it was immediately apparent what was missing, as the unrelenting sun beat down on my unprotected noggin, but it was too late, the bus had pulled away back into traffic. I cried, and my poor head was very overheated by the time I walked from the bus stop to work. Fortunately W was able to lend me a hat, and a bandanna, so there was no sunstroke on the way home from work. It might be necessary to include hat-strings on all the hats, in the same way that mittens for littley-kids have a string that goes from one to the other?
Mid-Tuesday preparations for the trip to Seattle and back were almost complete, though my folding luggage cart seemed to have mysteriously gone missing. Ah well, nothing will stand in the way of my long awaited trip to see the many faces of Maneki-Neko!
the exhibit was a wonderful treat!
Visiting my Seattle friends is always both challenging and very very worthwhile. Not only are there different activities in a different city, but there are all the fascinating wide-ranging thoughtful conversations, that inevitably send me home with weighty chunks of idea to mull over and chew on... Current query relates to "what is your purpose in life", which has a direct connection to my current area of greatest challenge (finding economic stability) Not sure yet where those thoughts and ideas will lead, but am definitely enjoying the trip.
Girl returned home sleepy but filled with happy gratitude: I have wonderful friends and family and I have people that love me and are not afraid to say so! On the bus home, a few phone calls brought unexpected but hoped for answers, one of my recent medical tests had "normal cells" as a result, which is excellent news; my lost hat was turned in to TriMet and came back to me, and a serious inquiry for some custom regalia will definitely help with the hollow piggy bank syndrome next month, if that actually turns into an order. Life is good...