“Every thought you think and every word you speak is affirming something.”
Louise L. Hay Or maybe “Sunrises”. I’m in the process of transferring my whole blog, online store and website to another platform and as I usually do, start with a gusto and then life gets in the way and I lose track of the momentum. One thing is consistent and will be. I love to watch the sun rise and am lucky to get to see it. Today I have taken multiple pictures and it just keeps evolving. Here it is now, looking like light coming through a torn garment. Will rays begin to shine down? Now it’s a sleepy eye with a heavy brow. What do you see? That low, straight cloud band is interesting. I could take a million pictures and do some mornings, but I’ll stop here.
Yesterday was a busy day. I thought it was supposed to be awful later in the day, so I got out early and tended my alpacas and the gloom and doom weather they predicted never came, but became really pleasant. The sun was out and I decided it was the day to batten down the barn for winter. I put felted alpaca sheets with a tarp, over the doors we never use to block the cold wind and air leaking in and Jay brought up extra food and stacked it carefully so that I didn’t need to bring up each bag individually. THAT alone is a Godsend, not that I mind bringing it up. I have a wagon for good weather and a sled when it gets snowy, but it sure is nice and I appreciate it. I also had some leaves to clear on the boys’ side. I like to compost them with the manure and then in the spring, if it’s ready, add to the soil. One of these years, there will be a lush pasture for them. It’s starting! I saw several patches that had become buried under leaves. By removing the leaves, they’ll now have some bare spots to take their dust baths on a dry day. The leaves make that impossible and they do like their dust baths. I should have taken a before and after picture because you really can’t tell all of the leaves that are in this black bin on the right side of this photo. This is from inside my house. I did not take my camera with me outside yesterday. The leaves you see are on the other side of the fence, not on the alpaca side. It’s not even 20* right now. I think I’ll wait a bit to tend them today. It might warm up a bit. For now, I’ll head to my studio. I have several projects to finish so that I can begin Thanksgiving prep. I have a few pairs of mittens, some socks to label and the merch for H. Wonder to continue. I’m also doing Small Business Saturday at the Bottle Works Arts on 3rd right after Thanksgiving.
I also need to hoop at 6!
Times a wastin’. Gotta go.
In the meantime, do something you’ve never done before. Find your passion and explore it. Every single day is a gift. I’m off to tend my passion.