Wednesday, May 5, 2021

seeds of hope

in which our plucky heroine plants seeds, and perseveres...

Yesterday was so difficult, for reasons that have nothing to do with this photo. There were hours spent trying to deal with things, and finding out that a dear friend has been rehospitalised. I needed to just do something small and positive and most of all, possible.

I have been pulling my own self out of pretty dreadful pandemic isolation induced depression/languishing/dysfunction, and finally over the last month or so cleared off and refurbished my studio work stations, to allow for creativity to (hopefully) flourish again...

I picked up some small, fallen, maple samaras on my morning sanity stroll, to use as "models" for this simple fabricated pair of silver earrings. These were intended as a namesake birthday present for a tween-to-teen neighbor friend, and were a success both in giving me a much needed lift, and in giving her a bit of unexpected sparkle.

May seeds of hope take root and grow, and myself and others find the fortitude to continue...


Yet more dismal dental news... finally managed to get through to the periodontal clinic, and while they have left a message for Dr Adapalli to contact me at some point, they cannot treat me until I have a primary care dentist. Which is the clinic that has no openings for at least six weeks or more. Or unless I find and sign up with a private practice somewhere. I'd be tearing my hair out if I had enough hair. This is such a stupid system. I may just call the emergency dental clinic. I hate gambling.

Yesterday was also weird, because there were many huge houseflies buzzing in the house - not one, but like six different ones, despite care to keep the screen doors closed. I loathe flies. Eventually managed to trap them all between the windowscreening and the glass, in various windows, but ugh! I use the trick of making everyplace else dark and that way they fly towards the lighted rectangle that is the window, and it is usually possible to carefully slide the window closed before they fly away again.

My old friend S, recently recovered from brain surgery to deal with a large abscess, had finally returned home after weeks of IV antibiotic therapy... She is now back in hospital again with a newly diagnosed bacterial infection in her shoulder bones, cartilage, and bone marrow! Looking at weeks and weeks of treatment and no way to know if she will regain the use of her arm. (this sort of problem is part of the reason why I am so concerned about dealing with the systemic infection that is in my tooth and jaw)

beauty in the time of isolation:

springtime colors
May SMART goals (x=extra)
1  teal knit tee for Nandina
repotted artichokes
2 teal knit skirt for Nandina
computer zone shelf
3 red/grey top for Nandina
cardboard back gate zone
4 red/print skirt for Nandina
pruned forsythia
5 setting for red Laurel
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6 samara earrings
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today's gratitude - Today I petted a sweet ginger and white cat (with the most delightful gingery moustaches) while out on my morning sanity stroll. And I got a smile and a wave from a cute truck driver, when I bowed and flourished his truck past as I stepped out of the street to get out of the way. (I am still walking in the street, on all the side streets, for safety sake).

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