in which our plucky heroine catches her breath, goes for a walk, gets things done, and notices that incremental progress has really made a difference...
Saturday was a lovely day, as two old friends of mine from Adiantum, who rarely make it up here, stopped by for a visit. There was much good chat, tea and cookies, an excursion to my favorite dim sum palace for lunch, and promises to continue to visit more often. It renews my spirit to connect with others who have also chosen the creative path in life, and I think I found their tales of warehouse loft life as interesting as they found my tiny cottage lifestyle.
Federal, state, and city taxes are done, so all I needed to do today is fill out clean copies of the forms, then duplicate what is needed for my records and to send in with the various bundles. I am now all set for Tax Day on the 17th. Although I never enjoy the time spent doing the arithmetic, this year did go much better than last year. Chaining my account book to the desk, a la medieval library, meant that it was readily accessible and did not get lost accidentally, and decluttering the desk meant that the expense receipts were right where I could find them as well...
I found this fascinating, as it shows enameling being done on an industrial scale, rather than the artisan scale that I work at...
April SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||celtic enamel pelican||bathrobe shoulders||bag to Goodwill|
|2||trapunto knotwork||taxes done||bag to Goodwill|
|3||pliers rack||apple tree pruned||-|