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Nov. 20th, 2017

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Dreamlog

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Last night's main dream involved organizing a fishing expedition for my dad. I could not be there because of work, and only about a quarter of the group stayed for the whole thing.

Nothing Freudian to see at all.

In other news, still working on the complete crossposting thing, making a couple of tweaks.

Sunday after I realized a tree needed to be cut down in the back, we went to HD to buy a cordless electric chainsaw. Himself didn't want to do everything needed to get one of his old gas ones working, and we figured that the cost of repairing it would be about the same as buying a new one. Tools just don't seem to last decades anymore. I expect a report on how functional it is later today, if I don't get any calls involving a trip to the doctor.
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Nov. 19th, 2017

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Crafty

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Yesterday, while the winds blew from a high of 78° to a near frost overnight, I got out some new beads and supplies I'd bought during October.
Decided to try something beyond earrings, and I'd seen bead bracelets strung on memory wire to wrap around wrists.
The first I tried was with some cheap glass beads, then I did one with lapis beads spaced with white stone beads, moved on the one made with a strand of beads I'd picked up on eBay of unknown pedigree, then one using a variety of stones and pearls.
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Nov. 18th, 2017

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Saturday dreaming



Saturday morning I woke from a very complex dream involving time travel by train. I guess I will never be the hero, even in my dreams, as my role was to inventory and clean the various props needed to enable the time travelers to fit in properly with the selected time. I particularly was opening crates and checking china and silver teapots to make sure they were clean.
I think the concept was that the train stops were different times in one place.
Has anyone done time travel where the travelers/researchers pose as servants rather than someone from the upper classes?

Nov. 17th, 2017

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Memories

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Chi-town trip with baby sister, one year ago. We went to see #HamiltonChi and toured the Shedd Aquarium.

Nov. 16th, 2017

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Mugging

We have a mug problem.
DH and I both love handmade and uniquely glazed pottery, and frequently purchase mugs as an example of work we like.
Even our commercially made cups tend to look handmade. We regularly sort through the cabinet by the coffee pot to retire some that have become worn and find places for new ones. It's nice to warm your hands on a mug of coffee in the morning and try to remember the path that mug took to your hand.

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Nov. 15th, 2017

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This spring we went to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs to catch the tulips. We also made a trip to the crystal mines, and one north to Mammoth Spring to visit family.
Wonder if we'll keep up the pace next year.
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Flower power

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This spring we went to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs to catch the tulips. We also made a trip to the crystal mines, and one north to Mammoth Spring to visit family.
Wonder if we'll keep up the pace next year.
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Nov. 14th, 2017

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Rhododendrons in the Smoky Mtns
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travels this year


This year we've been to Biloxi, Pigeon Forge and Branson.
I finally got to see Bellingrath and rhododendrons in bloom in the Smoky Mountains. in three trips to Branson, we saw about six inches of snow in March, I rode a rollercoaster with my sister in May, and we toured Top of the Rock in October.
It's been a busy year.

Nov. 13th, 2017

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the impermanence of time


I heard a discussion on NPR about the creative process and how we perceive the results. Some types of creative products are set in stone as they happen. Things like a typewritten letter, a live recorded performance, a stage performance may only be experienced as they happen, or as the results are received. the viewer's experience can only happen once and never be the same again. Even a live recording must be unedited and raw to truly capture the unique time and place.
Other artistic endeavors are curated and edited, both as they happen, and into a new shape as a final creation. the editing and re-arrangement of the piece is linked to the final result.
I've decided I am most comfortable in an edited version of my life.
I write by back-tracking, correcting spelling and thought as I go, rather than spilling out a rough and ready draft of life. I practice conversations and how I will move through new situations in life, a constant rehearsal for the main event. Spontaneity is not who I am.
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Nov. 12th, 2017

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Pull up another cat

Saturday night I had leg cramps again,so pulled out the replacement I purchased last week, which was an electric throw blanket. I folded it over and tucked it between the sheets, so it covered me from hips down, on top and bottom. Certainly easier than trying to wrap a pad around one cramp at a time. However, both kittens snuggled on my legs, plus one older cat at the foot of the bed on it. Made it difficult to move, and really annoyed the one who was left out.
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Weekend

Saturday we went to see mom, took her out to eat then a short visit.
We had a discussion about moving things out and about. She now has a better idea of what areas she wants cleaned up. She was pretty perky, as she'd had Spencer take her grocery shopping. I brought her taffy and some coloring books. She'd said she wanted some that were actual pictures, not just designs, and I found some nice ones. One was a set of botanical prints complete with finished pictures. Just down our alley.
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Nov. 10th, 2017

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Friday

For some reason, I'm more energetic today. I actually am committing myself to work until we can get medicare at age 65 at least. I've long wanted to retire as soon as I'm eligible for Social Security at 62.5, but with the necessity of insurance, I have no confidence in being able to get any insurance outside of work in that period.
If I have to work that long, I'm determined to work it out.
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