Sunday, March 7, 2021

endeavor to persevere - day 360

in which our plucky heroine grasps bootstraps firmly...

I had good habits previously, and shall do my best to reinstate them. I might not enjoy going out for walks when it is raining, but physical movement is good for my creaturely self, and  even pacing in circles in my neighborhood I need to can remind self that seeking tiny and overlooked beauty is always worthwhile
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~ 100 day creativity challenge - day 90 ~
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so, I made a thing... Maeva asked me to make a kuspuk for little Kestrel, who is very fond of the delightful educational PBS Kids cartoon "Molly of Denali". While the basic idea of how the garment goes together is straightforward, adding the inset center front zipper was rather a bit of a mind-bender, since it intersects the lined hood. I also stitched down all the edges of the giant vintage rickrack, so that it will be able to go through the laundry without incident.

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My oldest friend Sharon has had a rough time of it in the last week, what was initially diagnosed at urgent care as an ear infection (with a side of dysphasia) turned out instead to be a brain abscess! When Heather couldn't get the primary doctor on the phone yesterday, Heather's husband took Sharon to the ER at St Pete's. After many tests, she had cranial surgery last night and is in the ICU today, and looking at weeks of recovery, if all goes well... I hope that she will be able to recover her verbal acuity and function, I can envision few things more terrifying/frustrating than being present on the inside, but not having the ability to communicate.
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beauty in the time of isolation -

springtime is on the way...
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Yea, verily, though I walk through the valley of the suck,
I fear not, for I knoweth that practice makes progress...

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March SMART goals (x=extra)
# THINGS MADE THINGS FIXED THINGS GONE
1 Kestrel kuspuk
darned Totoro gloves
recycle bin
2 6 jars orange marmalade
-random books
3 5 jars applesauce
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8 - x -
9 - x x
10 x x x
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15 x x x

today's gratitude -
the accessible tech that allows me to almost instantly have video communication with friends and family at great distances. There was a delightful shared video this morning of little Kestrel opening the package with her kuspuk, trying it on, and thanking me for the gift.. as well as several later in the day zoom sessions with my siblings, and with M in Seattle... all of which reminded me that despite isolation, I am not alone in spirit.

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