Detoxify, Purge & Renew
I've stopped reading and watching toxic material and I've purged some unpleasantness in order to make room in my mind for new and better things. (The things that I find toxic might not be an affront to anybody else, so I'm not sharing my list here).
Since ridding myself of those things, I've been craving color -- vibrant, bold, energizing color. Things have been gray and neutral in my thoughts for far too long. It finally occurred to me that some of the things that I choose to watch and read have been contributing to that.
Color might not do for you what it does for me, but it injects energy into whatever I'm working through. For instance, collaging some big changes in 2003:
Exploring some possibilities in 2005:
Taking some joy in something simple in 2007:
And for all points in between, there's knitting:
I don't know if I'll ever get used to hearing bad news. Yesterday we found out that Sassy has heartworm disease (most likely she had it before we adopted her in late October). She's a young dog and otherwise very healthy. I'm sure the reason she's now a member of our family is so that we can be the ones to see that she gets the best possible treatment (which won't actually begin till November 2007).
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts regarding project monogamy vs. project A.D.D. I'm in both camps. I won't say that I'll always be project-monogamous, but for now, I see the value. If it's lace, there's a rhythm. You don't want to set it aside too long. If it's a garment, same thing. For lace, I'll definitely stay focused because there's such a wonderful payoff.