Sunday, July 22, 2018

7-22-2018 Hot Dog Mobile

Papa spotted the Hot Dog Mobile in town
and the GDs have never seen it before
so we took them to see it and have a peek inside.
Also got a free hot dog for lunch!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

7-21-2018 Brioche Knitting

It's been 6 years since I've done any Brioche knitting...

and there are so many beautiful patterns out there right now
that use Brioche knitting,
so when I heard there was a Brioche class
at a nearby yarn shop(an hour away in Galesburg, IL)
I decided to sign up and attend today
and brush up on my Brioche knitting skills!
So glad I went!
It was a lovely LYS
and even had a Yoga/Tai Chi studio as well.
Right up my alley!

 We got to sit in these comfy chairs by the fire during class.

Friday, July 20, 2018

7-20-2018 RUMI Oracle Readings

I did my very first 
Rumi Oracle Reading...
using the simple 2 card draw
the first card (orange) is my situation/present moment strength,
the second card (green) is what to know or do for the future.

I thought it was interesting
because I have been very joyful lately
after reading the book "The Untethered Soul".
Even my knitting friends have noticed my increased joy.

The second card... what to know or do for the future,
was also apropos because
I am in therapy trying to leave a very dark past behind me
and turn my face to the sun and light and joy
in the few remaining years I have left
on this planet.

Today, I decided to do a one card draw
and meditate on it during my morning walk.
I shuffled the deck a good deal
and was about to quit shuffling when
one card jumped/popped out,
so I drew IT.
It was the SAME green card from yesterday...again!
Two days in a row.

"After despair, many hopes flourish.
just as after darkness,
thousands of suns open and

God knows I've had enough darkness and despair in my life!
But, after some therapy,
I feel that I am turning a page 
on a very dark chapter 
in the story of my life
and FINALLY beginning a new chapter
where my hopes can flourish
(no more nightmares, flashbacks, numbing)
and my face can feel the warmth and light of the sun again.

During my morning walk,
a double (partial) rainbow appeared...
also a sign of hope to me!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7-18-2018 Eevee Ready for Fuzz

The Eevee Pokemon dolls
now have their ears
and are ready for their neck and tail fuzz.
GD#1 wanted pink.
GD#2 wanted purple,
'cause, ya know, Oma can make anything!

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I've made 3 of the 4 original Pokemon characters...
Pikachu, Charmander and Bulbasaur...
still have to make Squirtle.

(GD pushing Pikachu on its swing several years ago.)

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And of course, the kitty Meowth.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7-17-2018 Peppergrass

Found some big patches of peppergrass
that are ready to harvest!

Monday, July 16, 2018

7-16-2018 Huge Snapper

and a rainbow
on this morning's walk!