The Chalkboard – 5 Minute Ritual


take it to the curb.

Ink drawing by me. Based on some of Howard Pyle’s work, text from the poem Wooden Heart by Listener.

via here

I’ve been working tirelessly in my workshop…taking content to the curb [figuratively, that is, since we don’t have roadside trash pick-up]. Distributing/recycling and some disposing… still purging… not only physically, but emotionally as well!

I think the ‘purging’ should [perhaps, must] begin within. So, BEGIN there, and remove all doubt! You can do it too!

Perhaps in another week (or two), I’ll share where I’m headed. Perhaps I’ll have a better idea myself! (hahaha)

re-inventing [myself]

re·in·vent (rn-vnt) tr.v. re·in·vent·ed, re·in·vent·ing, re·in·vents

1. To make over completely.
2. To bring back into existence or use.

I must tell you that I haven’t been sleeping very well the past week or two. Mostly because of aches and pains from my little accident – ya know – falling off the rowing machine ‘seat’ ((which I used as a step-stool to reach the top shelf!)). I know… really [underscored] STUPID!

But, it’s been more than that. I’ve been drifting since my dad passed away two years ago. I worry about my mom (who’s 87). I’ve been – for the most part – a recluse, staying close to home, lying low, content with chores, milking my goats and playing with wooly sheep!

For the last six-months [or more], I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching, perhaps praying for divine intervention, waiting, observing. I’ve even considered going back-to-work (applied for a real job – oh, the horror)! Mostly during the wee hours of the morning, I visit b l o g l a n d, and have ‘met’ some VERY interesting [and oh so talented] folks! Oh, how they inspire!!!

Well, I’ve been an engineer for 23-years, a wife for 23-years, a mom for 21-years and a small business owner (albeit farmstead business) for about 11-years. Another year and my ‘Katie-lady’ graduates from high school and will be off to college (along with her brother). Perhaps it’s time I grab myself by the  bootstraps and re·in·vent myself… and it all begins with a can of paint!

I invite you to come along for the ride…