Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me.

It's been an interesting few decades. But I must say the last one has been the best. I share my life with the Adored One, and now with the dogs. I've returned to creating (crafts) instead of just getting by (working & worrying). The jagged edges of loss have been buffed off slightly, they're still there but no longer catch on every loose thread. For most of my life I've been the Strong one. Everyone always compliments me on my Strength. Now I think I'll turn a new page, I'd like to be known for being funny, feminine, loving.

Strong and capable is all very well, a nice foundation indeed. When disaster befalls my friends, they know I have loyalty and strength enough. As such, I've heard everyone's stories.

Now I'd like to be invited to the parties, shopping trips, lunches, and BBQs too. I'd like to reach the end of a tube of lipstick before it goes bad. Buy a coral coloured bra/panty set. Figure out what the blazes women are carrying in those handbags. I'd like to roast marshmallows instead of snatching life out of the fire.

This isn't about not achieving. It isn't about giving up. It's not about money, or time, or work. It's about handling all my experiences with love, joy, and ease.

Here's to another great year.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Spinning wheels, but still going places.

This is my third thing on the wheel. Progress is being made. It started life as the free cream roving that came with my B-E-A-utiful Kromnski Sonata wheel. I hot pour dyed it, split it down for pre-drafting and started treadling. I live with an active fantasy life that involves being able to spin sock yarn, knit socks, wear socks, resist being able to tell people - lookie, socks! Perhaps someday.

I'm actually still trying to figure out what flipped the switch from NO-Spin to Spin. I had the opportunity to go to Rhinebeck and didn't because it was mostly spinning stuff, NO INTEREST IN SPINNING STUFF, to the current obsession with SPINNING STUFF. Weird, eh?


Traditionally I am a Wallflower. Seems odd to say given that I essentially meet new people for a living, but I've always been more interested in hearing Their story than telling my own. Consequently, as part of the Master Plan, I was considering dropping the blog. After all, I'm blessed with a really boring life. This IS a good thing, the early decades were too exciting. And being a private person I'm not inclined to hang out my laundry, nor would I hang out the laundry of others. And the vast enjoyment I receive from Blogs is in the reading of others.

However, during my morning walk I was struck by the essay on Sticks and String. If you haven't listened to David's podcast you really should subscribe. He's lucid and erudite, yet very human and warm. What I really took away from the essay this week was that it's important to continue to contribute. Even if I go to the party and don't dance, the party is different because I came. And I get something different from the experience if I participate than if I stay home listening to audiobooks. So let me encourage you to come to the party too. If you're not willing to get out there and dance, you are free to sit with me and I'll listen to your story.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Part of the Master Plan

The Adored One and I were doing our review of the Master Plan and I was considering pictures of my Stash. Yes, I have pictures (digital) of my stash. I can't travel with it, but it helps to be able to pull up a photo and see how much, what kind, etc. I was thinking about the abundance in my life. People, things, goals, dreams, projects without enough hours in the day.

And lo and behold, what do I find...Stash 2007. Destiny. So please, join in. And I REALLY like rule#3.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


I have been seduced away from knitting these last few weeks by the siren call of Spinning. Yes I suck at it, yes I'm spending time making useless ropey knotted stuff. No, it's not stressful and I have no plans to stop.

I have finished some objects but they are gifts and must go in Secret until 2007. I am also test-knitting a pattern by Carol Wood. Fabulous! I still chuckle at the thought of me as a test knitter though.