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Mardel
Although I think of myself as continually distracted, that is far from the truth. The problem is that when I am doing something I love, be it reading a book, listening to music, sewing, knitting, or just daydreaming, I am so totally focused that the intrusion of the world comes as something of a shock. I see myself as distracted because there are so many things pulling at my hearstrings, so many things in which to lose myself, so many things tempting away from my one true passion ..... of the moment.
Interests: music, knitting, art, cooking, movies, reading, sewing, bicycling
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Yay for building your home! And we shall both have our special places. To transitions and eventual landings.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2017 on The Slow Shift Forward at restingmotion
It is a gift. And I don't think I have either. But then in my NY garden I sought out the hellebores that were unusual, at least for that area, and alas I was unable to take any of them with me. Whereas these pink ones I see everywhere here. I wonder how this garden will evolve (although I do like pink in the garden).
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2017 on Similar Flowers, Two Gardens at restingmotion
Thank you Marishka! There is actually only one plant I may dig up. For the most part I knew I would eventually be selling this house before I began planting the garden, and although my need to create something beautiful, and my need to let go were occasionally in competition, I am generally happy to relinquish this house and its gardens to the next owner.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2017 on Similar Flowers, Two Gardens at restingmotion
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2017 on Putterings at restingmotion
Thank you for spurring me onward. I have been thinking that I may need to see an ENT. I've been in Tennessee 5 years now, and it may be catching up with me.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2017 on Recovery at restingmotion
Thank you Colleen. I too noticed that about the pink, and think it will be lovely. I actually don't doubt the color choices as much as I seem to be using color-choice angst as a way of not letting go of an outmoded view of myself, that needs to be released (the deep deep glade, versus the peachy pink of the sunrise sky)
I try not to accumulate books as well, and there are books, easy reads that I don't wish to save, that I prefer on the kindle, as well as certain of the moment non-fiction books. But sometimes it is hard to tell in advance.
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2016 on Three Things Thursday at restingmotion
You know, I missed seeing you, and a bunch of other people as well. But I am glad I held back and just did a little. It was a wonderful respite from a busy busy time in my life. And at least now I know I'll be back. And regularly.
Great thought. I like feeling like the Jetsons. Actually I love this watch more than I would have thought. I'm not giving up my other watch, but at the moment it has been relegated to when I want to "dress" a little more.
Karen, I agree with you on so many points. And your comment has clarified something in my thought-process. I don't think my sense of "too much" has anything to do with the number of objects at all. Upon further reflection it may have to do with a lack of those special or unique garments. I have no regrets about letting go of things I will never wear again and that don't thrill me. The past lives in my memories. But there is more. Another reminder it is time to start sewing.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2016 on Five Things Friday at restingmotion
Thank You. I just noticed how much the sedum blend with the wallpaper, even though they are not in the same place. Well, I can see the sedum from the office window, but I did not consider this either when I planted the sedum or chose the wallpaper.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2016 on Five Things Friday at restingmotion
Yes, the memories prevail. I don't believe one forgets the later years, but I am finding the pain softens as I remember what came before, and the small joys that pop up even in times of stress, the shared moments and memories. I too like the look of marked leather, of signs of a life well lived.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on Old Wool at restingmotion
Yes, I am not necessarily a fan of new and shiny. Wear and tear, like life, have many rewards that may not be initially evident.
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2016 on Old Wool at restingmotion
Of course, it is possible that I needed to recover from my weekend. One of the advantages of retirement is looking forward to the quiet of Mondays.
Betsy, sounds wonderful! I'll look for it.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2016 on Books Read, First Half of 2016 at restingmotion
Thanks Carolyn! And I miss my fiction. No wonder I feel out of sorts!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2016 on Books Read, First Half of 2016 at restingmotion
Stillness and walks are good. Why did it take me so long to realize this?
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on The Stillness of Time at restingmotion
I love that, "resting in the joy of the experience". That is much how I feel. It reflects my post party attitude as well. I refuse to clean everything up immediately. I want to putter and put things away while I reflect on the experience and the conversations. It is important to take time to feed the soul.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on The Stillness of Time at restingmotion
hope you like it.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2016 on Red Cabbage Kimchi at restingmotion
Ah, Duchesse, you caught me out. Help may have been good, or just provided a necessary sense of balance. Yes, I'm always thinking I need to do it myself, but that is a dangerous rabbit-hole to fall into.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2016 on Broken Windows at restingmotion
Generally, I find it simpler, to just take the few seconds it takes to put something away on a daily basis. But once I leave the door open (methaphoricaloly) I tend to let things fall apart.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2016 on Broken Windows at restingmotion
Theresa, yes, that is it. We all have different tolerances for disorder, but there is that tipping point. Sometimes I still struggle with the balance point.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2016 on Broken Windows at restingmotion
Interesting how there are some things we are more than willing to grab hold of and wrestle into control, and others that we aren't, as if they are filled with a spirit we are not yet ready to disturb.
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2016 on Broken Windows at restingmotion
Lisa, It is cool. I've picked up pieces from them, online, that match some ancestral china, but had never been there. Now I'm even more intrigued.
I loved the place, loved their commitment to preserving and reusing, and generally the attitude of the company toward things and people and openness.