Not Much

Not Much

I was going to post photos of me in 2011 and 2021, but the older photos are not on Flickr or my computer. I am assuming they are either on my other computer or on a disk. I need to write in the morning, I think. My son called. I love talking to him. We converse about things no one else either of knows talks about. But we talked about two hours and whatever I was planning to write is…

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Yesterday it rained all day.

Yesterday it rained all day.

It was a steady, visible rain, not a misty rain. Other than to note that, I didn’t pay much attention. The day before, and all week, was an off and on rain. I remember wondering earlier in the week where had the birds gone. Staying out of the rain, obviously. Today the birds are playing. From my chair in the living room, I am watching them flit around in the bare cherry tree, fly away, return. I think they are…

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Thinking on (Virtual) Paper

Thinking on (Virtual) Paper

I spent a few hours trying to make sure the woven strips lined up with the weave of the cheesecloth. This is as good as it got. Not going to redo it again. I like the look of it, the mix of color. I’m not sure yet how I want to stitch it down. It’s just basted at the outer edge of the weave now. Each strip is pretty narrow. The widest strip of the weave is not quite as…

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Gray, Gray Day

Gray, Gray Day

My pareidolia leaf elf is gone, as is the bright cheer of my red maple. Actually, the day is more brown, green, and gray. Brown tree trunks and unfallen dead leaves, green evergreens and moss and lichens, and gray clouds. In the front there’s also a lot of blacktop. Even mid-day, without the lights turned on, my living room is dark. Daylight lightbulbs help. Although our yard maintenance guy tidied the yard as best he could, I cut back my…

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Pareidolia

Pareidolia

I looked up from my reading, out into the cherry tree outside the window, and saw an elf chatting to no one in particular. My over drawing doesn’t do justice to what I actually see. Plus there is a gentle wind that animates him. He was all I saw live, but the photo shows a lot more pareidolia. Now I also see more live. And I just looked up and saw a different, more feminine looking elf in the same…

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Jack-o-lantern

Jack-o-lantern

I tried to stitch it out today. I’m soooo frustrated. My machine’s tension is off. It’s not something I can fix because it’s automatic tension adjustment. Sewing machine shop is closed on Mondays, so tomorrow I’ll find out how long it’s going to take to get it’s annual checkup. I’m uploading the design anyway. If you download it, it NEEDS to be test sewn. That’s because, just maybe, my digitizing program has a problem instead of my machine (or maybe…

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SAD, But Not Sad

SAD, But Not Sad

SAD, But Not Sad Drizzle away. That’s what time does in autumn. For me anyway. It is a major struggle to get anything done. Last year was easier. I got through the whole of fall and winter without meds. This year I’m going to need the help. And that makes me sort of angry, but not really. It’s a physical thing. Something about lack of light decreases the function of serotonin and no matter how positive I try to be,…

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Solar Powered

Solar Powered

3 p.m. I love being solar powered in the late spring and summer. It’s a bit more difficult as the cloudy, rainy weather of autumn and winter settle in. I think I could almost literally hibernate. I really love Oregon for all its greenness, but I remember Colorado living up to “sunshine 360 days of the year.” We lived in Colorado for only two years, but I can’t remember a dreary day. It usually rained every day at about three…

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Good Reads

Good Reads

I’ve been reading a lot of e-books lately. As a bibliophile, I generally prefer print on paper books, but since I’m a bibliophile for the stories, not the containers, I find it hard to pass up free e-books or really cheap ones. Something I’m learning is that there are a lot of self published e-books and that means writing quality ranges from “very good” to “really bad.” Books that have gone through an editor and publisher rarely get lower than…

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