Am thinking of building a "beading on quilts" class. Not sure if there'd be any interest at this point, but might be fun to put all my ideas in one place online. I used to want to publish a book, but books are a tough sell these days, in this minimalist world. Maybe an online course is better.
16 degrees out right now. The dogs are flopped on a stack of dog beds (that need refreshing, as do the pups.) Just watching them sleep makes me flood with oxytocin and I wonder where I'd be if Teddie hadn't found me. She really revitalized my life. And Tess, dear Tessie, always first with a kiss and a need to be held, the first to bark at another dog then look at me with guilt. The first to implant a stray stick in her mouth and strut triumphantly down the street with it at the end of her leash. The first to roll over wherever she sees the possibility of a rub on her generous belly. And Fin, who digs in his heels on the walk and becomes a furry doorstop when he wishes to stop and sniff, and pee or pretend to pee. A trip around the block usually uses up his ammo half way around - but that doesn't stop him from trying. These three little dogs are my joy and happiness. Period.
Van Gogh said something to the effect of: "I have art, and poetry, and nature...what more do I need?"
I have art, and my dogs, birds, cats...what more do I need?
Am balancing the week ahead with plenty of media saturation. Will finish the latest Elizabeth George book (Lynley series), and started the "Stranger Things" show last night while stitching. As I can never sleep in a quiet room (tinnitus, thank you kids, bass playing, and Squeeze shows) I have turned from you tube to Spotify and let the Joe Rogan show run. Sometimes informative and enlightening. Sometimes stupid. Breaks the silence and lets me sleep. And, I've cracked the spine on the new Squeeze book by James Griffiths. Quick read, a few fun anecdotes and unknown history along the way.
The biggest goal is to not 'oversleep" this week. So far, I am failing miserably at this objective! Cheers.