On Saturday, we picked Matilda up early to celebrate Grandparents Day. (a day early). When we arrived to the town where they live, fog was thick in the air. I felt Autumn in that foggy air. It was beautiful in a surreal way.
Sweet Matilda was waiting outside for us….excited for the day.
Larry and I always love our time with Matilda. Our relationship with her is special and she brings so much spirit into our lives. My life would not be the same without her.
I adored my Grandmother. I share memories of her often and wonder if she thinks that I am doing a good job?
The Cottage is quiet today. My day started early and my laundry was finished at 8:00 am. Hopefully, I will get a new painting started today and I need to hem the jumper I made last week.
It is another Monday of another week. Larry and I have reservations to go to Philadelphia soon and Paris in November. We just keep holding on to the dates and daydreaming. Perhaps it is time to cancel everything…. and wish for the best in 2021? Oh well. I will think about it another day.
What will you do differently today than the past 20 mondays we have been living through? Interesting proposition though, yes?
Yesterday, Larry worked like crazy all day and I sewed. (then we went out to Mi Cocina for dinner) The new jumper I am making is almost finished…with a few extra touches I added myself. Designing garments is an amazing creative outlet…I cannot wait to start #2 Jumper.
During the night, it rained and got cooler. It is 62 degrees on our front porch. That is 40 degrees cooler than it was in out back garden a few weeks ago. Are you ready?
Ready for another season (Autumn) of the craziness that is our world today? This morning, Larry and I talked about it (the craziness) before we got out of bed. We worry about so many of our friends. Friends who are alone or struggling with unhappiness. How do we negotiate friendship in days like this?
Do you have someone/ anyone that you are worried about? Have you checked on them or written them a real note? That is one of my GOALS for today. Get a couple notes written to long lost friends. There are two women who have dropped out of my life in the past months. Today I will write to them and hope to hear from them soon.
I keep this book out all the time….
It reminds me, that my ART matters and that I am a good person. It also reminds me that my Granddaughter loves me a lot. (and the inside of the book is amazing)
Yesterday, was difficult. As I struggled and tried to sort things out, I received the most wonderful notification from Komen Breast Cancer Events. A donation had been made to TEAM BELIEVE. It made my day.
I was thrilled to see that my cousin Kathy made a generous donation and had the pleasure of filling out raffle tickets in her name.
Kathy, if you are reading this, please know how much it meant to me. Thank you so, so much. To receive a donation this close to the event is rare. The drawing will be held, on September 12, noon central time.
I am sewing today. A denim jumper for the cooler weather. (I am making the view to the far right. Short red.) I like this pattern very much. The long version is my mumu “go to” for Hawaii and the shorter views are for jumpers with a turtle neck and tights for winter.
The past month, I have been cleaning out my closet. I make one garment and donate two or three things. It is working! The closet is looking good.
It seems like every time I have cancer/radiation, my body changes and my wardrobe is somewhat “off”…..it is a good excuse to fix it.
Have a good day. Try to accept your day with whatever obstacles come your way.