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I like copper


Copper is such a pretty metal, and it is so soft, malleable, and easy to work with. It also makes some pretty amazing colors when it’s being heated. I have a lot of fun when I’m working with it; adding silver, stones, beads and then putting it through the tumbler to see how bright and pretty it turns out…it’s a good day.

Copper is also said to have some metaphysical and healing properties to it. There’s not scientific evidence to back this up, but some people swear by it. One thing I find interesting, is that copper is an excellent conductor of electricity. There are scientific studies that show that the human body conducts its own type of electrical charges to move cells through the body. So it makes me wonder, if the human body carries its own electrical charge, and copper is an excellent conductor of electricity, maybe wearing a copper bracelet actually can help with circulation? Just a thought.

Although I’d be careful putting on too much copper, I wouldn’t want to spontaneously combust.

Be careful out there.

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Meditative work

I got my latest yarn of the month selection today in the mail (see that pretty ball of yarn in the photo next to my lovely girl Anna?) and was sitting on the couch winding it into a ball when it struck me how meditative that activity is. I supposed I could get me one of them fancy ball winders which would probably save a lot of time and aggravation, but I actually like taking the time to wind the yarn myself. To feel the softness of the yarn, and the texture as I’m winding it; to watch the yarn go from a very small bit of thread to a softball size of eclectic colors I can (softly) hurl at my husband’s head to get his attention; and the excitement and anticipation of what new project I’m going to make out of this fascinating little bit of material and how fabulous it’s going to look when it’s finished, and how accomplished I will feel once it’s done.

I’d like to think my life is immensely exciting and interesting and really it’s not. And that’s ok. I am perfectly happy and content winding yarn with puppies by my side nearly every day.

If only everyone was so lucky.

Have a meditative day.

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raincoat final Today is the day for wearing this.

It is rainy and cold and ugly today.
It’s actually a great day for a nap.

The puppies already have a head start on me on that, of course, but they are so darn cute!

I *may* be starting a new job soon, so I need to get a few things done before I start work. Although, isn’t there always something to be done at any given time? So my trying to get something done before I start a new job is almost…not self-defeating, not an effort in futility, not useless….I just can’t think of the word. Anyway, I’m sure you understand.

I will be taking part in a local flea market in about a month. I figure I have stuff to get rid of and this would be a good opportunity. I would also like to try and sell some of the many earrings/bags/etc that I have made over the years too. THAT’S what I needed to do today! Get together all my wares to sell in one place so I have it ready for the flea market next month. You know, I am so happy to have a basement now to put all this stuff. It’s all in one area, out of the way, organized, no one else will touch it to get all discombobulated,(and yes, that is a word), it’s a beautiful thing.

So today may just be a movie watching day, relaxing with puppies. It’s tough living here.


I hope you have a relaxing day.

 

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