Inspired by the Nine of Wands from the Visconti tarot deck. I don't like tarot decks as much that don't have story illustrations for the pips. The Visconti doesn't. And I couldn't remember the illustration that is usually on the 9 of wands so I just tried to come up with words from my own thoughts today. Then I looked it up and the usual illustration for this card is an injured man holding a wand as a weapon with a row of 8 more wands like a fence behind him. It looks like he is holding his own and not ready to give up the fight even though he is weary and bandaged. So don't give up! Keep on keepin' on.
I've been thinking about things I want to do - things I don't want to forget that I want to do (someday). Regularly I make lists. The lists change slowly through time as I add new things and let go of old things. My list at this point:
make 9 by 12" ceramic mosaics
sort through the basement and throw more stuff out
knit and crochet cotton washcloths in the evening
hike more with Dave and Andy
etsy a day
continue making new jewelry
cut, grind and polish stones
I didn't go out at all yesterday except to get the mail so today will be my first real day out in the snow. It looks like there are about 2 or 3 inches out there.
The services for Helen are on Monday afternoon. Seeing and reading her obituary made it much more real. Sad.
Today is the last day for Dave's deer hunting. I feel like I have weathered through another year - yay!