I believe that life turns us in different directions. Each of us has a purpose and the ability to steer our needs into something meaningful. I love my life and now my journey has steered me on a path that will give me chance to teach other people about what I love to do.
My first Journey Doll
Soul Journey Collage Cards
Mixed Media..............to take scraps of your everyday life and design layers of love!!!....truly a path of healing.
So on Thursday I finally got to spend some time with a girl I went to school with, Diane is her name and although neither of us really new each other in high school (it was a class of over 500), we kind of found each other between a little chit-chat at our class reunion and some facebooking.
Gilbertie's Herb Gardens
We decided to met at a place called Gilbertie's Herb Gardens...after a white knuckle drive down RT8 and on to the Merrit Parkway into Westport ( which was home toMs. Katharine Hepburn...diddly-i! )
Katharine Hepburn's home
I found myself in an overcrowed, overrated town. But on with my journey to visit with Diane. We hugged like we had been friends forever. I aways get a feeling of dread, like I'm never sure I should be doing this, or even am I doing the right thing. (Still seem to be doubting myself ...ugh I hate when I do that!) But things went well and we talked herbs and plants and family....
Then we went back to her house, only a 3 minute drive. I have to say her house was very lovely and with out judging her I thought ...really clean and no stuff...no really..I'm talking NO STUFF...I thought I was in a hotel for a minute.
So it started to make me think..wow am I a pig...or maybe a hoarder. LOL
So she showed me around and we changed into our beach attire and hoped in her car and went off to the town beach (only for people who live in that town...diddly-i)
As we talked about our lives, I realized although we are both 53 years old...how different our lives turned out but how we both want the same love, peace, and security in our lives. We discussed our children and how we would do anything for them. Our husbands, how much we love them despite their faults.
And we even got into a discussion about how she hates stuff (well I guess with all the moving she has done I can understand it, New York, PA, Ct, Japan... oh did I mention her hubby is Japanese). I thought to myself, what would I be without my stuff...I would be a bored crazy woman. Sorry but I love my stuff....I have so many memories in my stuff...it would be like cutting off my right arm...well to each their own, I guess!!
So we got a little lunch and while sitting in a pavilion on the beach...the crows came in and started to hop on the tables..Diane got all freaked out and called them dirty and disgusting. (OK well then I guess I won't feed them my french fries...LOL).
I left earlier than I had planned, only because I had been worried about my cat Grunt...he hadn't been feeling very good that morning and I wanted to go home and check on him.
So at the end of the day, while thinking about the many discussions with Diane....I had a bit of self awareness.....
1. My house is full of crap ....and I love it.
2. My house needs some serious cleaning. (Damn I wish Amber lived closer)
3. I'm not as deep as some people and I'm OK with that. (being deep hurts my head)
4. I'm not as well off as some people, but we get by(diddly-i).
5. I'm a pretty ballsy woman...once I loosen up ...LOL
6. For 53 years old....I can still turn a head or two (what a good cut and color, nice tan, new bathing suit and a well placed towel can do for a girl my age....LOL!!!)
In the days of past, when we often had pets, they would be in and out of our lives. I remember when I was a child we had a dog named Snookie who came and went as she pleased, following the neighborhood children and wandering about the neighborhood.
Even as a young married woman with children, our dog Babe, also wandered the neighborhood (even once getting stuck in a neighbors out-house and turning the hood into chaos with ALL the neighbors looking and posting signs, and with the help of the male lab in the hood....we found her in 3 hours) In her latter years she was known as "everyones dog".....
But with cats it's different (for me anyways)...after losing my childhood cat I believe to a bad neighbor with pigeons ( he was killed, the cat, not the neighbor ). And another cat to just getting lost (I noticed him years later living with people way down the road), that I just couldn't take loosing another to the wilds of the world. So I took to keeping my cats indoors for their safety and my piece of mind.
I've been thinking about the many crafts I would like to make and although I don't knit or crochet, I have a huge fascination with all forms of fiber. I do sew many small things but this is my first attempt to work with wool fiber as a whole. I found it fun and very simple...I need to make more!!!