holiday thoughts 2017

Note: I write one of these every year, usually in my art journal or my scrapbook, so that when the following year rolls around, I can look back on the previous holidays and make small adjustments and edit my expectations and ideas a bit. This year I’m doing more of my documenting here on my… Read More holiday thoughts 2017

PT

PT, our little parrotlet, passed away today. In the middle of the night, he seemed to be in a bit of distress- Tom was going to rush him up to the emergency vet, but after a few minutes, PT settled back in and fell asleep. We made the incredibly difficult decision to say goodbye this… Read More PT

argh

PT, one of our little pet parrotlets (birds), is very ill. We have two parrotlets- PT and Herbie. We adopted them in 2004. Herbie was about two or three, and PT was about one. They were a bonded pair, and very very shy (not the kind of birds who crawl all over you and want… Read More argh

non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

While we were packing for Hurricane Irma I had an “a-ha” moment about attachment and about the things that we owned. Before the storm we were warned that the island might go underwater, so we should pack anything that was important. Whatever we didn’t bring and wanted to save, we should wrap up well and… Read More non-attachment/quasi-minimalism (aka getting rid of most of our stuff) part one

hurricane irma, part eight (unexpected heat, unexpected visitors, and unexpected progress )

(this is a continuation of my previous entry there’s also part one, part two, part three , part four, part five, and part six) NOTE: These next two parts might be a bit of a text dump- the days kind of blurred together and I just wanted to pick out the things that stood out most to me.… Read More hurricane irma, part eight (unexpected heat, unexpected visitors, and unexpected progress )