It’s been more of a down week.

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Oct 102021

This past week I have been down, I guess dancing with the black dog. Such a good term. In my head it is calypso and I am doing my best to keep up the tempo. My new SNARK tuner and visual metronome should help.
I decided to dye my hair orange and mostly purple. And had a little jam session in the rain. I probably have blank spots in the back of my head but it should be fine. I mean, who in lockdown would see it!

I can’t thank Fi and his team at Melbourne Ukulele Community for keeping my down days in focus. I am learning more every day and the chord changes are getting smoother and quicker. And now, I am challenging myself with the barre chords and the tougher chords. It has never been easy with some chords with my mangled broken fingers but I am doing my best!

John has been keeping me well fed with some amazing dishes and creative meals. Some recipes do not quite hit the spot but it makes meals exciting 😁

No textile crafts yet. Yes they really did a number on my emotions. I am working through that too.


Is it just that I am getting old?

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Oct 052021

I am feeling it more and more each day. It getting harder to spring out of bed, I’m always tired and I seem to ache in more places over my body. Odd, but I actually have felt the cold of late too.

I’m still not in the right headspace to get back to spinning or crochet or even knitting. Last night a friend asked about spinning wheels and I found myself looking at photos of some of my old wishlist… a Majacraft, a Sacht, there was even an Ashford Kiwi. I haven’t done that in over a year. Thank you Markus, for putting the spark back into my dreary life.

Well, I have to admit, Covid-19, Lockdown number 6 has a lot to answer for. I have been doing so much online shopping that I had to put a stop to it. On nights I cannot sleep due to pain, I will no longer jump online to see if there is anything I want to buy! This was confirmed by the 4 parcels that arrived yesterday that I had no recollection of ordering. None in the slightest! The only thing I will allow now, is Ukulele strings as needed!

The Mud Brothers out back are muddier than ever and they are going through Lucerne almost as fast as we can order it. With nice warmer weather appearing more often, I will have to up the supplemental feeding and go in search of a new shearer again… a task I do not enjoy.

Anyhow, wishing all of you happiness in your lives and calm in our now ‘Covid Normal’ space.