Monday, September 16, 2019

a new cereal bowl

in which our plucky heroine finds a surprise on the porch...

my Mud Bay pals went to Rose City Comicon... Ariadne showed me photos of them in costume at the event, as Vidalia, little Onion, and Yellowtail, though when we connected later that evening the only clues were the yellow color in Bill's hair and beard, and Ariadne's hair still braided tightly around her head to keep it out of the way of her Vidalia wig. While there they found this sweet little hand painted bowl as a gift for me! No one had asked about the kanji on the reverse side, and our plucky heroine was mighty curious...
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It took a while, but eventually my friend Etain came through with the answer. She learned to read kanji as a young person, and her comment was "It is read 'fuku' and it means blessing, fortune, luck, wealth. It depends on what else it is paired with but even without it still has that sort of idea..." So a very appropriate caption for the graphic, and a lovely wish to start my day.
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September SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 grey stripey dress Kestrel gownyard waste bin
2 carved suzani blockkitchen wall paintedbag to Goodwill
3 two triangle blocks carvedfire extinguisher up yard waste bin
4 charter painted
2nd windowshade yard waste bin
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today's gratitude - tools to make and do, and decades of learning how...

Thursday, September 12, 2019

seeking bootstraps

in which our plucky heroine feels dispirited..

My computer is still silent. I'm back on antibiotics for the fourth time, sigh. And yesterday at the dentist, found out that my tooth that cracked back in 2012 is causing hidden problems in my gum and jaw. I'm not looking forward to dealing with that (both in terms of physical pain and in terms of financial cost), as I'd no idea, having no symptoms, and thought I was taking good care of my teeth. Trying to not borrow tomorrows troubles today.
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To attempt focus on the good things... I have great friends, and the computer issues will be sorted out in a few weeks, hopefully. Thora and her daughter will be here this weekend to help with the yard and house. My sister had a great suggestion for where to hang up the fire extinguisher, so I've finally got it on the wall instead of on the countertop. The Mud Bay folks might come by this weekend and I will get to see them and Kestrel.
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September SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 grey stripey dress Kestrel gownyard waste bin
2 carved suzani blockkitchen wall paintedbag to Goodwill
3 two triangle blocks carvedfire extinguisher up yard waste bin
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today's gratitude - this morning, in front of the washer, I trod on what felt like a tiny stone. When I went to pick it up, it proved to be the missing oaken peg that came from the beam in the kitchen! I had figured it fell out and was lost during this weekend's painting project, and now I shan't need to carve a new one.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

disconnected

in which our plucky heroine is much annoyed...

Sunday night my desktop computer suddenly stopped connecting to the internet, right in the middle of my winding down by watching an episode of Steven Universe. After trying the most usual fix, shut the whole thing down wait ten minutes and turn on again, which did zip zero, I gave up and went to bed.

Wrassled with the computer for part of the next two days, trying various suggested instructions from friends. Still no joy.

So, no photos of anything to share, as I can access online ,and post, via my phone, but no way to move images around. In a few weeks, my friend D is going to give me their old laptop, as they are upgrading. But for now, must needs make do and work around, and plan out my work efforts old school

Today's gratitude
- that it occurred to me that I spent years, nay decades, doing research for projects and presentations long before the internets... and that while it is eversomuch easier online, it is still possible without...