Okay.....so, in my distracted and nearly-middle-aged mind , I have decided that all of the fragments that swirl in my head all have one thing in common.
They are new interests.
They are things I want to learn.
Recently, I was browsing around on Facebook (forgot to mention that one) to see what my grown kids are up to.....
umm, I do talk to them on the phone,
but I can't see photos of their vacations on the phone....
anyway, one gal who is a very young twenty-something was making a Bucket List.
I don't think she needs to worry about that now, but there are some things that we think about doing, and then, oh, a couple of decades or more fly by and we've never given them another thought........
I don't have much time to create things with my hands. I read and read and read.....but usually to find information that I need and I rarely have time for my mind to just... think...and meditate on what is important in this life.
I think that we all have the ability and yes, even the need, to create things. To fashion something that wasn't there before. Something that brings beauty to our lives and others.Something that meets a need. Something that makes us appreciate that someone had to slow down and put forth an effort. Something that took thought and maybe a bit of planning.
So, here are a few things that are on my list of Things I Want to Learn.
I'd like to learn how to upholster furniture.
I'd like to finish the research on my house and make a glossy photo book about it.
I'd like to do the same on various branches and people in the family.
I'd like to learn how to make books and journals out of various things and for various purposes.
I'd like to learn how to get my music onto paper so that I can share it.
I'd like to learn how to play the cello.
I'd like to learn how to lay tile.
I'd like to learn how to hook rugs.
I'd like to learn how to write a blog.