though I would be delighted with a good outcome, I am not confident. My essential nature, that pessimistic nay-saying "crabby appleton", that aspect of myself that is the most difficult to live with, that I struggle with daily and have for decades, is what I need to both wrestle with and treat kindly... Child-self deserves kindness, and so today rather than glue my eyeballs to the pixelworld, I am going to do as many healthy, creative and productive small things as possible.
There will be cooking, and some painting. There will be a start on making a dress for wee Kestrel, who daily becomes less wee. There will be more carving on block 3 of "Making Art For A Change". I will tackle one small area of declutter and tidy to create an oasis of peace at home. There will be a walk, bundled in handknits, a mask, and a raincoat, because walking is the thing that I can still do that brings my body peace. There will be a phone call to my Aged Parents, as I do most days these days. There will be a bit of time to practice the harp, a new learning challenge.
I will count my blessings. I will remember that I come from a long line of Those Who Survived...
I worked hard to discover the name of Clerodendrum trichotomom aka "Harlequin Glorybower", after the first time I ever walked by one that was blooming. It has flowers that smell like the wind from paradise. One of the first things I did when I moved to Acorn Cottage was to plant one in front of the house. There are a number of them growing around the neighborhood.
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November SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||five new dishtowels ||restring beads||-|
today's gratitude - the cycles of the natural world, which persist, and in persisting, continue to bring up bounty and beauty