The life I could still live, I should
live, and the thoughts I could still
think, I should think.
I really did come through a little something in those last days of 2012. And of course, one does have to go through things, as going around or under doesn't really cut it. Kind of like childbirth. I chose natural childbirth because I felt it was good practice for me, being the type of person that I am, to trust that I could get through it. I've been a bit of a worrier in my life and so, often when I get an clear opportunity to override that seemingly genetic chip, I do. I kick and scream of course, just like I did in childbirth. I say bad words, the baddest of them really. But I find there is a satisfaction in going directly through because most often, afterwards, one finds themselves on the other side. (And, as a note, if I ever did have another child, which I won't, because The Brad is snipped, I would consider an epidural. Twice is plenty enough for natural childbirth.)
Anyway, on to what is happening here on the other side. A lot of teaching myself to embroider, to sew better. I''m taking my time learning, and being rather patient with myself (amazing!) I'm having a lot of fun with thread and material, I lurve it actually - in the words of Woody Allen- because love is too weak a word. (The bird pattern I ripped off from in here, the deer that is in progress I came up with on my own.) I've always loved to sew and make, but this new level of commitment to learning is very refreshing.
Other than that, there is just home life. Annoying the animals and playing a lot of games with the kids (this is a favorite.) I also have to share this recipe with you which The Brad found. It's an awesome dinner dish (we paired it with it a steaming bowl of kale and also veggie chili.)
So much goodness in the world, no? Oh my. My cupeth overfloweth.