First of all, I'm going to say that even though I've missed my pottery and exercise classes this past semester, I have to say that I did get a few things done that needed doing. Accomplishing tasks have taken on a new meaning these days.
I have at least a dozen clay creations ready for the kiln when class resumes, I finished several quilted pillows - some for my cousin and some for myself, and the most exciting accomplishment (although it is still in the works) is that I actually have gone through boxes and boxes of old paperwork in the computer room and either shredded or refiled the contents. This is the job that I've been dreading and have started and stopped over the last few years.
Some of the boxes contained old papers and bills from both my mother and my brother's estates. I couldn't throw them out without going through them in case something of importance was stashed inside. I did come across some letters and things that I felt worth keeping.
And in the course of doing this, I came across boxes of my own writings; journals, web pages, letters to my siblings, letters to my kids, essays on life, poems, and stories I have written over the years, both finished and unfinished. This slowed me down as I had to re-read some of these. But by doing this it motivated me to get on with the one I started this past year (The Gift of Time and Money)... and possibly to complete some of the others. I really like the feeling... it's like the creative muse has returned and stirred things up.
Anyway, it's Sunday morning and I've already been up for a while, made pecan waffles for DH, read the Sunday paper (yes, we still occasionally pick up a Sunday newspaper - very 'old school' I know) and done a few things around the house. Now it's time to write this blog and perhaps get back to working on "The Gift...".
Oh, another thing I want to mention. It's most likely not going to be of any interest to any of you, but like anything else that has us use our brains to learn new things, I think it could be helpful. (I'm not a game player, but I do enjoy this) My grandson put a program on my laptop called "MindCraft". I guess it could be called a computer *game*, but in creative mode, it simply allows you to build a world... from the ground up: create towns, houses, gardens, caves, etc. and people it with villagers and animals. The villagers and animals move about on their own, the chickens lay eggs (which you collect), the wolves chase the rabbits (and I chase the wolves), and day turns to night.
So far I've built 2 walled towns a good distance apart, planted gardens, built homes, guest houses, corrals, etc. - and in one I made 'a maze' that is interesting to watch either the villagers or the critters get lost in... but eventually find their way out. There is another mode to this game - survivor mode which is very different and not to my liking - although my grandson prefers this one. In this one you have to create things 'in order to survive' - like weapons and tools, etc. (and in this one there are Zombies!).
Anyway, it is an interesting diversion - makes me wonder what other computer programs like CAD for architecture or programs created for animation must be like. Creative technology - I like it!
While I was googling a saying I once knew to end this post, I came across this and it seemed fitting: