Please bear with me if this post becomes a mish-mash of thoughts.
First of all, I had a whole post laid out in my head on Tuesday.
I sat down, photos uploaded all ready to watch Biden honor those who died of covid and their loved ones. I was ready, as I'd been shouting for months (at the TV mostly) about the lack of any kind of commemoration for all of these poor folks. We talked about how strong, how LOUD the wind was. I had photos of the trees, but wished I had movies so you could hear it too. The sycamore trees and pine trees were going nuts!! I read online there were 80 MPH winds! There were so many sirens! Anyway, there I sat when suddenly...all lit up screens, all cooling fans, all bright lights - all clocks, went off. Yep, the power went out about 2:20PM (So now I'll have to catch his memorial online). The power stayed off til about 3:45AM. We were completely cut off from the information of the world, except for quick time checks on the little flip phone! It was a long evening-night, especially as this is not a typical way of life for us. Thankfully, we were able to get a lot done before the sun went down, stitching, cooking & eating and a little guitar playing. Thankfully, we have excellent flashlight lanterns, so we could read, shower and so on. We sat for a long while just in the dark, talking. It reminded me of the kind of thing you do when just becoming a couple, when your focus is only on each other. We agreed it was even peaceful. Of course there was downsides too...it was so hot to sleep, Mr Upstairs still kept doing Something all night, and I decided I'm pretty much over my "Little House" days...I need, no want, some creature comforts. But, it was nice to regroup, knowing it was not going to last forever and that we could do it just fine, thank you.
So after a pause with no power and the pause to engage in the celebration of the Biden-Harris inauguration, I'm back here with a bit of this & that.
I started and finished "Something Special" ~ a gift from Michelle.
I got half way through "Gift From The Sea" ~ a gift from my sister eons ago.
He's been reworking this friend's guitar in some awkward or challenging locations. But, no real work space hasn't stopped him, just slowing him down a bit.
Which gives him, us, time to watch the cactus bloom!
The trees that blew, nary a leaf left on today!
Made me think of the trees at my old place and miss them once again, while being grateful for my trees of now.
My sister read me this (below), over the phone in a call today that included laughter, a tear or two and an agreement that mom would have loved hearing "This Land is Your Land" ~ most especially after all that has taken place over the past four years.
So, today, with the winds of change on my mind, I leave you with just one more new word cloth photo. I'll do a post on the cloth, what's been added and why soon.
May there be room to breathe again
May there be room to grow
May there be room, for moving forward
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2021