My spad for today. When I saw those words on my new pocket journals I thought this explains it very well:
"I'm not writing it down to remember it later, I'm writing it down to remember it now."
Writing this journal and doing these self portraits helps me to remember each day and what I think about each day. LJ isn't my entirety but it does record a small part of me and what I see and do - what I'm interested in. I included the background of the enameling table in the photo to help me remember later that that is what I am doing right now. Making new enameled bird shapes and other things.
I got a GPS watch today. It's pretty cool (I think). It tells me how many steps I take in a day and it has given me a goal of 7,500 steps. I have walked 871 steps just since I put it on at 1:30 pm so I think I'm doing okay. It also says I have burned 969 calories, and walked .38 miles. I had to walk next door a few times and it measures just moving around the house too. If I hook it up to the computer it will show me those things on a map.
The wind is driving us north - north into the bitter cold of mid January.
Blue, gray and white,
Chickadees, nuthatches, bright cardinals and dull finches,
titmice, juncos, and wobbly morning doves.
I can barely hear them lisping through the glass.
But the sun is driving us south.
Each day is a tiny bit longer.
Each day the light is a tiny bit stronger.
Bird songs a tiny bit louder - they will come clearly through open windows someday.