You know, I am such a wild one. This morning my friends laughed with me and said… “T, you are such the wild one!” I spend my weekends walking on the wildside for sure LOL.
This morning started early with a walk in the brisk fall air (insert snort here because I live in FLorida and it’s HOT) home to shower and meditate and then a cup of coffee on the balcony. I sat on my balcony and thought about the Jones’s Most people try to keep up with them, and sometimes even envy what the Jones’s have. I wouldn’t give up what’s in my heart for all the money the Jones’s have… Love and happiness ~Priceless.
Today I was thinking about my youngest grandson Dakota and his birthday party is today at my Aunt Mary’s home in WV. It seems very lonely at times that I miss all the “fun times” of my grandchildren growing up. If you live far away from your grandchildren I am sure you can relate. I had a couple of choices, I could stay home today and mope around and be sad and lonely. OR, I could go out and do something. The answer to loneliness is to find people that are like you and make friends.
I went to the bead store, and learned how to bead on a loom. Looming is not easy and I really admire my Cherokee Indian Ancestors for their unique talents. As I cut 31 strands of fireline to load my loom, I wondered what the Indians of long ago used for thread? I wondered how they had such technology to make looms… I wondered if they would channel me some of their talents and make this experience a rich one??
Our beading group is somewhat of a nice little family. We have Matt who is the metal Guru, he teaches us how to weave wire, do chain maille, and many other wonderful arts and crafts. Fin is our bead Guru and well, there isn’t much she can’t do. They help me balance my Yin and Yang.
Then of course there is Lucy, she was born in France and has such a wonderful spirit. I sing to her “Lucy in the Sky like Diamonds”. Francine is my Italian friend who takes me to Mass with her. She is lovely and loves teaching me Catholic tradition, I love that encourages me to splash in the holy water.
My friend Susan who I met at a Support group meeting when her husband had gastric bypass surgery. She, her husband and I spent many hours going over food and nutrition when he was a new post op, and now I have forever friends.
Stacey, I don’t get to see her as much as the others but we always laugh and have a great time. She loves peyote!!
Maribel is from Columbia and she keeps me laughing, she loves beading as much as anyone I know.. She speaks spanish and english fluently and she is teaching me to say a few words in Spanish.. Hola~
Today I met a new friend from India, her name is Kenari, and I can already tell we have lots of things in common.. Well except she is 12 years younger then me…. EXCUSE me how did I get to be so much older than everyone?
We laughed and told stories and had so much fun today…. we put so much love into each piece we make. Finn who we admiringly call Finn-tastik, Finn-tabuous, Finn-esta, Finn-tacular, teaches us how to correct our mistakes.. Matt watches us do our crafts and figures out how to make it easier for us. They are the perfect Yin/Yang Gurus!
If you don’t hear from me for awhile, you will know I am LOOMING…
What else would a wild child do on a Saturday?
How was your day today? What did you do that brought a smile to your face? If you are lonely, or just want to get out and make friends and challenge yourself.. consider all the things I got to experience in bead class…
Learning to speak new languages with people from other cultures. Today India, Italy, and Columbia were represented by people and language. It’s fun to hear others talk about their families, their culture, religion, and daily life.
Learning a new skill… take an art class, learn to belly dance, take piano classes or begin taking Yoga.. Get out and enjoy your life.
Looming in itself gave me an opportunity to learn about my ancestors Now let me go make some pretties with my Loom.
Much Love to you all!