It's been awhile since I checked in. I've been busy working and trying to rustle up two things that I want to come to me for free. A balalaika and a vintage mahjong game. I posted on freecycle today...we shall see. Someone has to have these things just sitting around and I'm thinking that if you don't ask...you don't receive. I'm open to receiving.
I'm taking this free mini-course in receiving and I hope you do too. Since I started, the following material things have landed in my lap as well as numerous less tangible, but equally important gifts: a Starbucks double shot espresso, a surprise check for thirty-six dollars, a handmade hanger frame with custom stamped metal, 2 zucchini, a giant box of magazines for my work, 3 green peppers from someone Mark knows and cherry tomatoes and green peppers from someone I know. WOW!
I took our little puppy Selkie camping last night...well, I attempted to take her...she wasn't having it. The tent? No. The two of us under the stars? No. Poor thing, she hated the tent...many of my friends don't blame her! I'll try again when she's a bit older. I brought her home without staying the night. We shall see. However, I did set up my table and while she dug a hole to China under it, I managed to get some thoughts down on paper. I love writing in the woods.
I'm so inspired lately. This blog really knocks me out:
I'd love to own all of her jewelry...it's at once solid and delicate.
The pendant above was a gift from Carolyn Brady (aren't her tangled journal pages great?) who I was fortunate enough to host in our tiny apartment for a local art retreat. She also gave me a gorgeous stitched house ornament, but I'm saving that to illustrate another post. I put the pendant on the table next to me while I was mapping out some future plans. I love planning...it's the doing I have a hard time with!
That's really all that is happening, except I recently did a 5k WALK/RUN and feel good about that.
How about you?