Good morning! Its about 7am EST, Monday morning. Heading back to knitting and teddy bear loving today. Spent a good couple of days in a lot of downtime. I was emotionally drained after the move, but with the tension lifted, the stress ripped off me and tossed to the side, I was able to rest, sleep deeply, breathe even deeper, and pull myself back into being a full human.
I made gumbo from scratch the first night I was here. It took me about 4 hours. I went insanely old school. Fresh okra, fresh veggies, I made up a roux and just took my time pouring good intentions and vibes through the whole meal. Tina is a vegetarian, so wasn’t able to have the gumbo, but Rob thoroughly enjoyed it, along with the jalapeno cornbread. And when all was said and done? A full belly and a heavy grin set me to bed.
I love this picture of Mario in the window. This is what I’ve been striving for. A spot where she doesn’t hide, a place for us to LIVE and she doesn’t have to lurk in a closet all day in fear. She loves it here, leaping and jumping, squeaking a little meow here and there to let me know she approves. The other photo of Mario totally reminds me of some kind of snapshot of my life. I picked up an air mattress, which you see tossed to the corner, my boots, a little chair, a mix of yarn on the floor, and little Mario right in the middle of it, the center of the universe.
I am sad that I lost the books and my grandmother’s sewing basket. The basket I’ll never get back. Sadly. I like the idea of an amazon wishlist, but its never really how I acquire books. They fall into my lap. They’ll be for sale at a thrift store for a dime. I’ll stumble upon one I’ve been looking for at a yard sale. Besides, there are other things I could use right now. A lamp would be nice, a little lamp to knit under (especially the dark brown bears-ouch on the eyes).
And since I didn’t get the deposit back at my old situation, I lost quite a bit of money. ($200) So, if anyone really likes the idea of getting me a housewarming present, help with postage in getting the bears out and towards their new homes would be incredibly helpful. The photo shows a bunch of bears boxed and ready. I still have 25 I need to finish sew up, stuff and ship to their various homes. So, I could REALLY use some help with postage funds.
I bought enough food for two weeks, so I’m good there. I have my cribbage board. I have my yarn. There isn’t a whole lot more I need, except maybe help with postage. SO! If anyone would like to help with that, I’ll be more than grateful, and will accept it as sort of housewarming present.