Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Honey is now available in book form.
For the past few months I have been slowly checking off activities, desires, hopes...whatever you want to call it..on a personal 'bucket' list. I have had a good life, sometimes filled with drama and sometimes just routines, but as I look back, I am content that it has been worth the living. Since last November, I have been putting most of my energy into surviving without Bill and I am falling into a new normal. I never would have thought that it would be possible, but life really does have the audacity to keep moving along. My bucket list is simple...live each day with the realization that it might be the last one you have but keep striving to make life as interesting as possible. I am finishing up a project that I started so many years ago...that actually will never be 'done', but will be functional and I'm distracted with the pleasure of the hard work that it has required. My garden is nearing completion. I will be transplanting flowers this Fall and in the Spring and doing some construction on rabbit hole walks and sitting areas, but for the most part..the design is finally coming to fruition and I will be able to invite folks to come and enjoy.
Honey, finally in print, was the focus in the turn of the year. That little book has been a catalyst for other projects and now I feel that I can devote attention on some serious ventures that aren't journal based. I have a collection of stories as well as a quilting book in the works. We will see. I'm also teaching a class on polymer clay sculpting that has been going very well and it's been a learning experience for us all. We have a quilting class in the works as well. there's so many wonderful people in the world and I hope to share life with as many of them as I can.
My paintings are evolving into more focus. I love portraits and have a few going with new ideas and subjects in line. Sister is 78 years old today and healthy as a fresh race horse. We work together and make a pretty good life together. Yesterday was my DD's 8th wedding anniversary and she and her family will meet us tomorrow night to share a meal and celebrate the week. I am booked for speaking /singing engagements until the end of December and am trying to balance everything according to priorities. My health has been on the back burner, but since going back on my medication and being active in the garden I have started seeing some positive changes and will keep striving to just do my best to be better.
Life really is what you make it and you can either choose to lift your head and keep going forward or you can sit and mulligrub the days away. I choose to live. I think Bill would have been encouraging me and proud that I have kept going.
I pray each of you has been blessed and that your trials are short lived. Take care and just keep sparkin'. Even a little light will chase away the darkness.