I've been thinking a lot about Jessie and her aural hallucinations, and her, now rare, sightings of Mary. (No religious vision, just a ghost we named Mary for some reason!) Nobody has been able to give us a definitive answer as to what causes them, but I wonder if my 'un/real' memories show a link... Continue Reading →
Beautifully written with great humour, but also gives us a very true message about self care and balance in life.
My favourite quote “Don’t want to run out of fucks to give. Neither do I want to end my life with ungiven fucks.”
I hope I don’t leave this planet with ungiven fucks either, but also don’t want to give them away undeservedly.
Balance needs to be found…but never lose a sense of humour!
Sundance sent this to me via text message late last night.
My initial reaction was a giggle, followed by an Amen.
But as I considered it further, I began to realize it’s an extremely important skill, this moderate fuck distribution.
I mean, really. This is key!
Fuck-giving is a double edged sword. Too much or not enough can kill you.
It is truly all about that sweet spot of fuck-giving.
Giving too many fucks or giving no fucks is not sustainable in the long term.
Giving too many can cause you to lose your damn mind worrying unnecessarily. I mean, who has that kind of time and energy? Giving too many fucks will wear you slap out, nothing should require that much of your attention.
Giving none pretty much means you’ve just shut down. That you’re probably abstaining from interacting with others. And while that may sound good on paper…
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having family to celebrate Christmas with tomorrowRainbow Paddlepops - yumgetting all my tiles organised by colour a really yummy dinner tonightsurviving Westfield shops today!Kensington Pride mangoes - they taste delicious, and the box of them sitting on my table smells just as good.my washing machinemy lovely old neighbour who gave me chocolates for Christmasmusic Merry... Continue Reading →
I started this one 8 days ago, and have struggled getting it finished - creativity level 0. I wasn't happy with it at all, apart from the two large circles, and came very close to pulling it all up and starting again. My daughter helped me sort out some colour combos I wasn't satisfied with... Continue Reading →
I always want to be working on something, so as soon as one is finished, another is begun. This design has been popular so didn't have to think much about the design, however it's the colours that take me time to decide on. I've already changed the petals from orange to a blue/green stained glass....
I wanted to save this wonderfully descriptive article on Anxiety from The Mighty, written by Lauren Jarvis-Gibson. I'm Sorry for the Things Anxiety Makes Me Do
The month gone by since last posting in my gratitude diary has been an emotional one, settling back into life without Nita. I finished the mosaic for Nita's sister, and shipped it off yesterday afternoon and have been really down in the dumps and teary today, missing who and what I don't have. So I... Continue Reading →
I've been asked by a friend's daughter to make a simple mosaic - a pineapple with a white background on a circular backing. I've used white iridised tiles around the border, venetian glass tiles for the background, glass gems for the border of the pineapple, and stained glass to fill in the pineapple and to... Continue Reading →
I certainly have. Particularly after two people who dislike me made derogatory remarks about "the crap I write" and "why would anyone read" that crap? My first thought both times was "why would anyone read a blog they thought was shite??" That just seems bizarre to me, and a them problem not a me problem!... Continue Reading →
I've been asked by Nita's sister, Kayla, to make a mosaic for her, similar to 'Nita's Garden' that I made in her memory for myself. The only specifications are that it be in light blues (their favourite colour), and has her nickname on it. I finally found another outlet to buy the bases in the... Continue Reading →
This is the latest mosaic I've been working on. It will be sold with a mirror in it, not a tuxedo cat!! I love how our boy, Ji (J-eye), took to this frame! He was determined not to get up and out, and I ended up just taking the frame up from around him. He... Continue Reading →
I made this one weeks ago, thought I had glued down all the pieces and it just needed grouting. But no...only glued down the border and the red moon, so sitting tonight finishing the rest. I wanted to step out of my colour comfort zone with this one, and use the beautiful stained glass pieces I... Continue Reading →