Coming from a dysfunctional family has its benefits. When I look at the piles of historic black and white photos I can make their story anything I want. Their eyes speak out yet their tales are silent. Yes, the many historic photos are my treasures because I can make them into any type of person I want – and I will.
Since momma died I’ve been searching for me – who am I? What do I want to do? What is my passion? Now that the only person that really truly cared about me has passed away who cares about my joys and sorrows? I do. I must.
A fellow writer shared a Vera Wang quote this week that helped give me some focus. “When you have a passion for something then you tend, not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.” She was born June 27, 1949, the same day but different year than my husband and oldest daughter. The universe is full of Synchroncity, if we pay attention.
I know who I am, and I know what I want to do (write a historical fiction based on my family) and I know that my passion for helping people can occur in many ways. What I need to do now is be open to that one new friend that I can help and will in turn help me. They are out there, in the meantime, I’ll stay true to my vision and goals as I continue to learn to be flexible in the execution of those passions.
Until next time – – –
We had quite the rainstorm this AM. Now it’s turned to snow. At first it wasn’t sticking, but now it is. I need to visit the post office today, but I’ll wait until it quits. Glad we got all the outdoor chores done before this started. I still have to store the patio chairs, but now they’ll have to dry first.
Good friends came into town yesterday and we spent several hours “catching up”. It was nice to just sit and talk. Spent the rest of the day writing our Thanksgiving cards and getting our family letter out. They’ll go in the mail today.
Now I can start working on earrings for the Christmas Market in two weeks. I have Christmas Candy Baskets ready, except for putting in the candy. Rock Candy, of course. A few will have chocolate peppermint pieces. In the meantime, I’ll try and get the blessing blanket done for a wonderful lady who is expecting her first in March. Then I’m going to go back to knitting baby outfits – more fun. I’ve found some new needles I’m going to order that replace the sets of 5 double pointed (DP) needles with three bent double pointed needles. DP needles are okay with larger yarn, but I have trouble holding onto No. 1 and 2 needles. Old hands are not as pliable. It will be fun to try something new. I have several patterns I’d like to try that call for small size DP needles. And I need to settle on a project for the hospital. I’m thinking a scarf would probably be the best, I won’t have to count stitches, just knit. Then again, I might be better off keeping track of a pattern – busy mind to go with busy hands. On second thought, maybe I’ll do both. LOL
November is about over and I have much to be grateful for – a wonderful husband and partner, good kids doing their thing, a wonderful house that is warm and dry, plenty of food and #enough money to live a nice life. Every year, about this time, I sit down and go over my goals from last year and make new ones for the year to come. I’ll do that this week. Stay tuned – – –