in which our plucky heroine has a slightly better day -
Last night I started taking an online class, taught by my pal Kaðlin (who is an actual scientist) on research techniques and skills, which is an area that I feel sadly weak in, considering all the years of education in my past. But still, never too old to learn more. My activity in the SCA involves not only making interesting things, but in studying what was done in the past, and sharing that information. Getting better at doing the research will allow me to also be a better teacher!
I also took a weatherisation workshop this evening, which involved riding over to the Old Kenton Firehouse in the rain. While some of the workshop was more like review (good to know all the things I am already doing "right"), I did learn a bit about weatherstripping I didn't know, and everyone eligible got weatherisation kits that include things like pipe insulation for water heater, outlet insulation, door weatherstripping kits, and nice sturdy window film kits that are reusable and removable (unlike the cheap ones that gets stuck on with tape and heated with a hairdryer). It was rather a challenge riding my bike home trying to keep the large bag full of useful supplies from falling out of my rear bike basket, but I made it home safely. Looking forward to some additional weather-proofing of the Very Drafty Cottage. Incremental progress is still progress...
I am starting to look forward to drawing every morning...
October SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||fig cottage syrup (jam)||repot lg spider plant||wood scraps|
|2||puzzle ball toy||pinafore mended||ø|
|3||laser cut name pendant||U-lock loosened||ø|
|4||laser cut horses||Sterret scribe||ø|
|5||braided knit ball toy||destem elderberries||ø|
|6||five Inktober drawings||treerat mesh cloche #2||ø|
|7||four more Inktobers||planted green onions||ø|
|8||another three Inktobers||x||x|