JUST SAY NO.
So here I am on New Year's Eve.........not standing in Times Square without an umbrella, so I guess that makes me smarter than some.
I did, however, sit in the hot tub and listen to the rain.
I did not have the coffee with Bailey's, even though I bought a tiny bottle with one serving of it for that purpose.
I am sitting here eating home made popcorn, that I over salted........watching my recently hand dyed bamboo dry in front of the stove. Hubby has his head phones, so life is good.......it is quiet.
Naya is asleep at my feet.
Yesterday, my sweet granddaughter saw the dollhouse for the first time. It was a big hit. She thinks my rendition is "perfect", and though I know I am not that talented at decorating dollhouses, if she says so, then that's good enough for me.
It presently resides in the spare bedroom upstairs, which we call the "blue room". Positioned on the dressing table, she can sit in the chair and have easy access to it. Eventually she will take it home.
Another big hit was the antique tractor that used to be my cousins.......bought for him on his 3rd birthday, and he is now 47. I bought new pedals for it, and DH gave it a good scrubbing.
That did go home with them....to be ridden on it their ridiculously huge basement for now, then outside in good weather.
Lois and I are starting to build up the inventory here at CAAL.
She just made this, and I really, really love the colors.
I have been spending some considerable time in the front bedroom, winding warps to dye. Tedious, but necessary.
I never thought I would get used to the warping mill, but I am now, and really like it.
Today walking Naya, we came across one of these trees with the thick bark.......Lois and I both want to know what kind of tree it is......so if you have any clue, please do tell.
They are BIG trees.
I know at the end of the year, you are supposed to be contemplative..........so here goes:
Yes, I still had headaches this year, daily, stupid headaches. But hey, I'm still here.....so I guess I win.
Headaches be damned. I continue to refuse to give in.
Lois and I did a lot of humping around to shows this past year, and I commented more than once that maybe we were getting too old for it, but thinking about it, I've decided that ......hell, no.
We're not too old.
We may groan a little louder, but we are still doing our thing. And doing it well, I might add.
We make a good team, and we weave some beautiful things that we can be proud of. And what else would we be doing, if we weren't doing this? Scary to think of.
Naya came into my life in 2018......and while I said I wasn't going to get a young dog.......she's only 3......and somehow it might have been exactly what I needed. During Roy's last couple of years, he couldn't walk far, so I didn't either. That may have not been in my best interest.
I used to think about how I was going to squeeze a walk into my day. Now.........my walk is my first priority.........I decide first thing when it will be, then I fit the rest of my day around it. So, every day, we walk......45-60 minutes......unless it pours or is freezing rain, we walk. And I've lost 30 lbs this year.....hard to believe. ( full disclosure: I gained 3 lbs of it back over the holidays)
So I may have saved Naya, and she may have saved me.
Life is hard sometimes, and there are days that I struggle....as we all do. But the bottom line is that I still love my life, and I am grateful.......always......for what I have.......for being on my feet, still thinking, weaving, walking, being with my family, and friends.
As for resolutions.....
Happy New Year everyone!!!