Sunday, November 22, 2009
I am still here! Are you?
I just looked at the date of my last post... September 24?!!!? Yikes!
I seem to be slowly emerging out of my fog. I have lots of photos to post and I have been working on bead projects - maybe not as much as I do when the weather is colder, but I tend to keep my hands in the beads as often as time allows.
Speaking of weather - I heard a mention of snow flurries on the news last night, so I am going to do my best to enjoy what little bit of blue skies we have left
I have also joined Facebook and that seems to take up more time than I would like, but most of my family, my long time friends and many of my beady friends are there - it is a nice way to keep up with everyone in one place. I resisted joining for SO long.
There have been a couple of people that have checked in on me privately through email and that truly warmed my heart. Thank you - you know who you are.
With Thanksgiving coming up, I am feeling thankful about many things - I believe I might even have a little something for a drawing. I'm checking my 'stash' of goodies now to see what's there.
I hope you're all enjoying the beginning of the holiday season and finding many reasons to be thankful. I wrote down my Thanksgiving dinner menu yesterday and got most of the shopping done last night (what a zoo that was!). Speaking of that - I recently watched the movie "Food, Inc." It reinforced things I have known and felt for quite some time, but man it sure is difficult, not to mention expensive trying to eat 'right'. We looked at turkeys and at this particular store, there were no organic/free range turkeys (I did want to at least price them), so we looked at the next step down from that with no additives including the dreaded 'injected solution to enhance juiciness'. A 10 pound bird was about $45. A regular bird with the injected solution (and probably all the other neat stuff like hormones and antibiotics) was $9. for 15 pounds. It infuriates me, but I will stop there.
Here are just a few reasons I am thankful...
and Jimmy (hunting leaves)
And one last thing, because the focus of this blog IS beading - a peek at my Use the Muse III entry
Photos have been sent in, deadline has passed - the winners should be announced soon.
Be back soon... no REALLY!
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman