12 November 2021

unintentionally sporadic care...




i - this week has been crap...

ii - the cold is coming so the plants have been brought in.  i'm trying some in new places, hoping they will survive my unintentionally sporadic care...

iii - i swear yesterday was monday.  really...i don't know where the last four days went...

iv - therapy this week and it was spent not talking about what i'd gone in thinking i wanted to talk about, but about how small the world is (turns out my therapist was a part of a community i used to be a part of and we know a lot of the same people)...

v - it is THAT time of year again.  the time when nearly every show and commercial and radio station and all of the world is in the "its the most wonderful time of the year", and i'm in 'i f*king hate being alone and just want the world to shut up because it all makes me cry'...

vi - i'm pondering next year's plans.  2021 was the year of art and i have spent it participating in a couple of year long art groups (and i've enjoyed it very much, despite feeling constantly behind).  several months ago i was hit with my word for 2022 - create.  

    when it came to me, i realized that while i have done a lot of art this year, it's always someone else's art.  so for 2022, i want to create my own.  and not just painting/mixed media, but creating everything.  i want to play with clay, metal, wood, baking, cooking, just...create. 

vii - due to my create plan, i'm having trouble deciding if i should re-up for some of the year long art groups.  i've settled my mind on one of them, but the big one i'm just not sure about yet...decisions, decisions...

viii - my numbers have been high, and i can't seem to get a handle on them.  does insulin stop working?  i swear i always feel like i'm playing russian roulette when i eat/bolus. diabetes fatigue is so very real, y'all...

ix - i'm itching to hit the road. i want the ocean and/or the mountains. but...

x - i agreed to fix the turkey meal again this year and i also took on xmas.  however...the turkey plans changed as an attendee to the meal has been to 3 football games in the past week and will attend another one the day before coming to my house.  my plague anxiety is such that i've gone back to last years turkey meal plan (i'll prepare togo dishes for them to take away). we'll have to see what happens for xmas.

well...that's it for now. i hope you're all hanging in there...

thanks for reading...

~*~


 

01 November 2021

november greetings



november, already.

october flew by so very quickly.

little projects around the house, lots of arting, and lots of pain.

it slipped by before i could really enjoy it.

but ...

i made the most of it that i could and wrangled a few things to look forward to over the coming year.

i hope you had a wonderful october.  

anyhoots...just a brief note to welcome the new month and say hello, i'm thinking of you...

thanks for visiting

~*~ 

 

01 October 2021

all the autumny goodness...

 



happy October wishes to you...

as i'm currently in quarantine, self-imposed - which i will explain later, i can't get out to take pictures of this beautiful autumn first of October day.  so, i dived into my photo archives to find some October pictures for this post.  above we have 2020, 2014 and 2009.

i'd meant to post long past in early september, but the month got away from me.  so much happening and so much to tend to.

i'm hoping to share it all here over the coming weeks.  as well as, bringing some new things to share.

and so it is October... and you know what that means around here.  all the autumny goodness to be delved into.  even if it does still feel like summer here in the south.  my mind is all in for cozy blankets, lighting the fireplace, crunching leaves under my feet and lots of warm soups and stews. and we can't forget the spooky season.  my little witches are all itching to come out of their cupboards and visit for the month.

yesterday, while working in my studio on an art piece, i had the thought that if i go all out with decorating for halloween, i might just leave it up through xmas.

then i discovered that not only will i be hosting thanksgiving, but i'll be taking over the xmas holiday hosting as well. so...halloween will come out, and will have to go up before thanksgiving.

well..that's alright then.

i have a serious craving for pumpkin bread right now and hope to get to that today or tomorrow.

i just wanted to pop in quickly to say hello, welcome October and wish you all a happy autumn season.

i hope to be back very soon.  i have so much to share!

thanks for reading...

love, kisses & magical wishes...

~*~

 


21 August 2021

crashing...








 i don't really have a lot of words today...

i've been in the bad place again and thought maybe sharing some photos from last months beach trip would help a bit.

today is my annual hell day, during my annual hell week of my annual hell month...  sigh...

there is so much happening out there and it terrifies me, so i stay in... in my head, in movies, tv shows and books. 

but...things must get done...adventures await and i have work to do to be ready for them...

my cell phone photos turned out so much better than my dsl ones.  i'm seriously debating if i should even bother to take my dsl camera on my next adventure.  we'll see...


ocean or mountains?  which do you prefer?

i have such a hard time choosing.  i know that when i am in the mountains, i breathe so much easier.  the air feels lighter as it fills my lungs and i feel more at ease.

by the sea, i feel enervated with energy. the sound and sight of the waves crashing, not to mention the feel of them on my skin, soothes my system somehow.

when i was at the beach last month i realized that sunlight is a drain to my energy, but i am energized by moonlight.  maybe i should start gardening under the night sky. :-)

anyhoots... 

moonlight or sunshine? ocean or mountains?  which sings to your soul and fills you with joy?  i'd love to know...


thanks for reading...

love, kisses & magical wishes...

~*~

 

10 August 2021

learning to listen...

- wow these past two weeks flew by...

- i came home from a wonderful trip by the sea, but there were complications and a little heartache and it knocked me for a loop

- migraines are bitches and can kiss my ass

- i have a big adventure coming up in a few weeks and i'm finally starting to get myself together so i can be ready

- i've just spent the last 3 hours catching up on my blog feed posts.  i got to the top, hit refresh to see if anything had shown up while i was scrolling and ended up with another long list to sort through. i should have refreshed before i started...

- i'll admit, i'm pretty worried about this upcoming adventure.  mostly because of the current plague situation.  

- i'm learning to listen to my dreams.  night before last i had one that was very vivid and memorable, which used to be the case for all my dreams.  i'm paying attention now and trusting my intuition...

- i'm thinking about joining in with this...

- it is hard, thinking that i've made progress with myself, that i've grown and matured and then to have it all come tumbling down and feel like i'm back to where i was... 

- is it her or is it me?  

- time to get to those things that must be ordered for the adventure.  but, of course, now i have screen fatigue and don't want to spend more time on the computer... oh well... maybe a little now and a little later...

as always, thanks for reading...

love, kisses & magical wishes..

~*~

 

ps...i'm so behind on the tea parties.  i hope to work on visiting everyone today and tomorrow.  thank you for all the visits and kind words...

 
 

 

24 July 2021

let's have some tea...

Hello and welcome to my mad tea party.  As you can see, the white rabbit and cheshire cat are here.  The Hatter is somewhere around...he doesn't stray far from his hat.

 

 

We can read Alice's story again while we have a spot of tea.  Oops...looks like I forgot to fill the kettle.  Make yourself at home, I'll be back.


Now, that's better.  Lots of tea and treats to eat while we visit.  Just be careful of the yellow cakes.  I think they might cause a little... well...


 
I told you to watch out for the yellow ones.  Have a little sip from the bottle and things will turn right side up.




There now... Let's have a nibble and a chat shall we?  I just love having a tea party.  It is so much fun to visit, isn't it? 


Oh my, look at the time.  Well, this has been lovely to catch up over tea and treats. Please stay as long as you like, enjoy the treats and come back anytime.  See you next time!

~*~

 

ps...Thank you to our wonderful party hostess, Vanessa.  Her parties are always so beautiful.  It is so much fun to play along!

 

 

22 July 2021

three things thursday...





 

 i - vitamin sea

ii - vitamin sea

iii - vitamin sea

 

hope you are having a great week...

thanks for reading.

~*~