in which our plucky heroine tidies up a few loose ends...
I feel a bit like a badass on Friday morning... I rode my bike to the pool (for my PT water exercises) and back, even though it was barely above freezing out!
After a tasty dim sum lunch, Zenobia and I were at the Stark Street Studios holiday studio sale (so many different and lovely ceramic artistry, both functional and sculptural, as well as some very interesting jewelery combining metalwork and ceramics). I was admiring the shape and colors of this soap dispenser, in harmony with the assorted colors in the washroom here at Acorn Cottage; Z gave it to me as an early birthday gift!
It will be a bit of beauty delighting my eyes every time I wash my hands. By gradually and naturally shifting the accoutrements of daily life here to things both more functional and more beautiful or whimsical, the activities of daily living become more consciously done. While I realise that this is in many ways a first world concern, in other ways it is a very primal activity, to add beauty to our surroundings and the paraphernalia of our lives is something humans have been doing for millennia...
As part of incremental housey improvements, when looking at the photos of the new flooring I noticed that the wooden peg-hook rack on the back of the bedroom door was never painted, though it has been up on the back of the door for years now. It was the work of an hour or so to dig out some of the trim paint and now it looks a lot better... Subtle things make such a difference!
November SMART goals
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||11 jars salsa verde||Mom slippers||2 Goodwill bags|
|2||10 jars grapefruit marmalade||Barb necklaces||big CPU|
|3||red hat for Mom||bedroom flooring||small CPU|
|4||-||painted doorpegs||2 random hard drives|
|5||-||chicken waterer||4 more Goodwill bags|
|6||-||-||old foam pad|