- Keep up with youtube videos for both accounts
- Keep up with the Mind-Body-Soul weekly checklist
- Keep up with the Art blog
- Keep up with the new spiritual journal
- Bookbinding--make a journal with the 90 lb. paper
- CBP--finish bird and flower paintings
- CBP--try gongbi
- Watercolors--wildflowers and botanicals
- Watercolors--paint paper for journal and bookcard covers
- Polymer Clay-finish the rose bouquet
- Handmade Paper--set of red Christmas cards with white snowflakes
- Handmade Paper--try new techniques
- Cards--set of birthday cards
- Cards--set of Christmas cards
- Cards--do some sewing on cards
- Cards--learn how to use copic markers
- Cards--try some new techniques from StampTV
- Bookcards--make some with handmade paper covers
- Bookcards--make some with painted watercolor paper covers
- Soulcomfort--establish a regular practice
- Sacred Circle--at least once a month
- Organize the two bookcases in bedroom and living room
Saturday, January 01, 2011
After the first blizzard on December 30th...
...the porch was pretty snowy...
...and you could see where the wind had popped up the tacked down carpeting on the balcony and made these interesting clumpy tracks.
I am always surprised at how much snow makes it thru the screen. I shouldn't be. It is windy up here. ;)
After a short break, we had a second blizzard on New Year's Eve. I made a quick little video to show you how it had drifted in the parking lot. I had to stand on a stool to aim from the top of my window because there was so much snow plastered on the windowpane and screen below.
Took a few snapshots. Do they call them that anymore?
There is glare ice under the snow and this person had been trying to get into their garage, I take it--gave up, and left the car sitting kittywompus. Possibly out celebrating the new year?
Our snowplow mound of snow between that set of garages is already above the top of the garage doors...
...and, with all the drifting, the sidewalk to the main door is developing snow walls. :)
Yesterday I finished the thank you cards. I guess I made a dozen and not 10. Got carried away stamping the bare trees and had to make a couple more bases--hehe!
Was fun adding the white Flowersoft snow on the tree branches. :)
About 11pm I sat and wrote in my newly dedicated spiritual journal (have had it for a few years).
Red leather--and refillable! Feels like a new beginning, so this will be called my spiritual journal number one--and not a continuation of the "Angel Books".
I had already gathered up all my "stuff" in the afternoon--as I have been doing for several years now.
New Year's is a perfect time to dust and clean everything off and kind of recharge them all with good energy. :)
My Tibetan bowl~chime~pendulums (the wooden one has some of the monk's sand inside)~crystals~stones...
...tingshaws~more crystals clusters...
...an oil candle this year~the inlaid box Dagan bought me in Turkey filled with stones (the brown one is from Sedona)~Tibetan bell...
...purple glass pyramid box with a rose quartz stone inside (for love)~three rock and crystal spheres~ couple of little white angels...
...the glorious red angel (from Lynnette)~the huge crystal rock (gift from GA-long story)...
...the red crystal ball~the green angel of roses (from Lynnette)~the amber jar with the silver lid (under the red glass ball) filled with the blessed sand from the Tibetan monks destroyed sand painting mandala...
...the two cloth pouches that have two different sets of rune stones~and they all sit on the square brightly-colored quilted cloth made by Tibetan monks.
After I wrote in my spiritual journal for a while I put on MTDI and had a great meditation/energy work session. I suppose I should have a name for these sessions now, too. Maybe Soul Comfort sessions? (I just went and changed that on my goal list.) Anyways, was a very peaceful, special New Year's Eve night--safe and warm against the storm. Saying goodbye to the old year and greeting the new. :):)
After that (being a little energized) I went and drug a box from my bedroom closet floor--the one with the old angel books stored away. This one says "Angel Book 37", but I actually found 38.
I haven't been in here at all except to throw another calendar in here for...well, I can't remember the last time I read anything in here. My guess is a decade or more!
These three stacks are the Angel Books. Kind of like chaotic diaries written to GA that I started after I turned my life over in 1993 (or was trying to--hehe!).
There was also a stack of calendars from my refillable old red suede--what would you call it? holder?--that I bought when I moved up here and started college. Yup! I counted--11 years I've been up here now. Levenger quit making the calendar refills last year, so that's why the top one looks different. I found a Barnes & Noble one that fits in the old holder. The folded pages sitting on top is a copy of the "Soul Comfort" sheet I handed out to people I did energy work years ago.
And I found a stack of steno notebooks I used to keep by my bed and write dreams in at one time! Seven of them, I think. Don't want to get up and look. ;)
Oh--I think I can see in this next picture--looks like seven of them down in the front stack there of everything on the table.
And I found five more spiral notebooks that I had used back when I was doing Morning Pages, too.
I should have had the flash on--but I got all the Angel Books in order and stuck them on the bookcase shelf last night--for now.
I couldn't resist reading the first one before I went to bed and had a really good laugh. Remember I said my brain was always going 90mph? Well, I think it has slowed down over the last 17 years--ROFL!! I was just throwing things out questions and ideas all over the place...and sooo very impatient! *she giggles*
Oh--and I made out my Goal List for 2011, too. Last year's was much more detailed. I never finish half of the things on my goal lists, but I love having them nearby. Now that I have my new Mind-Body-Spirit weekly checklist that I started in December--well, I have a lot more of the very specific goals on that list, like for certain books to read, spiritual CDs to listen to, kits with workbooks, etc. Anyways--shorter list this year.
Goals for 2011
I guess that's it from frigid Fargo for now.
Happy New Year Everybody!! :):)
"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."