Am I ever really bored, though? I don't think so. Tired, brain foggy, sore - indeed. But never bored. My millions of to do lists keep me going. Art To Make, House Stuff to Do, Things to Learn, Big Onerous Tasks, Pet Projects, School to Do, and more. When I get a breath I look through the lists and nail another task. Simple but it seems to work.
Yesterday I visited my amazing vet Carol in NH to get Toby's medication (ka-ching / ouch) and got to play with the sweetest baby raccoon I've ever held. A real cuddly fella that loves to give kisses. They 'named' him Teddy. He's teething and at one point nibbled my neck a wee bit too hard -- looks like something else! Carol is loaded with baby raccs right now and needs enrichment for them. Will have to muster up some baby toys to help keep the kids entertained. Such hard work. Kudos to all who help wildlife get by in this greedy-people world. These babies didn't ask to be here, yet here they are amidst us. And they give kisses.
As part of the ongoing projects, I have about a million and a half small things that needs sorting and selling this summer. People are kind and pass along unwanted stuff to me, and I am going to try to put it all online to raise money for things my students need. I have glass art slides, rubber stamps, and postage stamps. Individually the things are worth little or nothing. But, with my time and organization, I might help these things find homes where they will be used or loved, and raise a little money in the process. Takes a lot of time -- a LOT OF TIME -- but is satisfying and fun in a Virgo sort of way, too.
It is so great not to rush this morning and know it's going to be this way for a while. Not sure Hapi likes this, though. He just said "I want coffee and toast." I have no idea how he put that string of words together. I love having time with these feathered kids and truly appreciating them instead of seeing them briefly before and after work. Quality time. Baths every day, much cleaner cages, and more scritches.
I'm going to try to complete the Embroidery UK Machine Embroidery course, too. I'd given up, as I was so stuck on the first module and my machine was broken. I can't give up that easily, though, and just can't give up yet. A worthwhile project, like the others...including the need to refresh my skills with Adobe and plan a new curriculum for the kids, and clean out my cellar, and clean out my clothes room and closets, clean out the car, and and and...welcome to summer!
And maybe take Kizzy to Hampton for fireworks a few times. Cheers!