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My vision is to create a business from my garden, so that I can afford to leave my job, have the garden as income, and paint and write. I also want my customers to read the story of my garden, look at pictures, and get an idea of the process of the work of the garden.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The broken finger is all healed--although terminally crooked, but at least I can type. Summer's almost over, I have one trip to NY for Labor Day weekend with my husband--we are staying in his daughter's apartment, while they come out here to stay and take care of the dog, chickens and cats.

We hope to see the Matisse show at the Metropolitan Museum, go to some galleries on Saturday in Chelsea, and go to an AA meeting. Call a few people, see if we can meet some for lunch.

And I am planning a few days vacation on Block Island with my sister. Can you legitimately take a vacation while you are on unemployment? Probably not, but I'm taking it.

I have been strenuously looking for work, had a couple of interviews. I'm not too excited, but I am more willing to face reality than I was a few weeks ago. Plus, the health insurance is too heavy to maintain too much longer.

Have a couple of paintings accepted into a New Hope art show. That's the best thing about this summer--getting back into the painting. Hope I can keep the momentum.

What to do about the situation in New Orleans? We are talking about hosting some people, if they are going to bus people up North. Otherwise, we sent money, and are keeping an eye out for community events that raise money. And practice gratitude for my life today. I do not know how I would deal with the things that so many people are dealing with down South. It shows me that every day is a blessing, practice non-attachment, because all houses are built like a house of cards. Everything can tumble down. Not to be negative though, just to remember to appreciate it all, and hope that higher power gives each one the strength and resilience to deal with the brutality of reality.

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