Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
This was published on the Web by Virginia Satir. I’ve no idea how many years ago, but it was a long time back. At one point in my life, this …. I suppose you’d call it a poem? article? I’m not sure! ….. anyhow, this gave me something to hang on to. Sometimes by my fingernails, or the skin of my teeth ….. but it was a very dark time & I needed the self-investment this gave me. At the time, I was not ‘okay’. Eventually, I was okay. This expresses some of those feelings much better than I could.
I hope it is a help to someone else who might need to know that it is okay to not be okay but to be working on it.
‘A Goal of Living’
I am me.
In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it.
I own everything about me -- my body, including everything it does; my mind, including all its thoughts and ideas; my eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings, whatever they may be -- anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement; my mouth, and all the words that come out of it, polite, sweet or rough, correct or incorrect; my voice, loud or soft; and all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself.
I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.
I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friends with me in all my parts. I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my best interests.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know. But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look out for the solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.
however I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is me. This is authentic and represents where I am at that moment in time.
When I review later how I look and sounded, what I said and did, and how I thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting. I can discard that which is unfitting and keep that which proved fitting, and invent something new for that which I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do. I have the to tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me, and therefore I can engineer me.
I am me, and I am okay.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Wedding Kilt and Here Comes the Bride, both patterns by Meagheen Ryan. Check on Ravelry or Meagheen's Etsy store.
I used pearl beads with holes too small to fit the yarn thru, so I sewed my beads on. They are backed with iridescent sequins and held in place with tiny iris-finish clear delica beads. Altho the pattern doesn't call for it, I also added the tiny beads to each of the pearl stitches that form the holder for the bouquet.
I will probably go back & embroider over the belt for the sporran on the heel of the Wedding Kilt, to define it better. If I do, I'll use silver embroidery floss.
For those who don't know, a sporran is like a purse but for a guy. It is worn over the kilt, which has no pockets, to give the man a place for wallet, keys, etc. It's original use was for food, money, and other small essentials a man might need during battle or a long day at the Games.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
How Important Are You?
minus a hen
no baby chicks.
no corn flakes.
If the nail
what good is the
genius wouldn't have
amounted to much
hadn't shown up.
A cracker maker
will do better
if there's a
The most skillful
the ambulance driver
who delivers the
Just as Rodgers
you need someone
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Back in February, I was lucky enough to be chosen to get a free skein of Crazyfoot sock yarn from MountainColors.com and yesterday I finished the first sock with it. I started the sock April 29 & flew thru the leg. Then, for some reason, had problems with keeping my stitch count over the heel flap & due to other commitments took 2 days to finish the foot. But the first one is done, the second is cast on. Love this yarn!
The Crazyfoot sock yarn knits up like a dream! It has a nice spring to it, feels soooo soft and has wonderful stitch definition!