I cannot believe that it is December already! I must admit that November was rather full of excitement and much time connecting with local friends. Yet, I remain ever so mindful with the season as I connect with each moment.
I learned from reading, Work by Thich Nhat Hanh that our thoughts, speech, and actions bear our signature. When a composer or a painter create a work of art, they always sign it. In our daily life, if our thinking is containing understanding, compassion, and insight it's a good work of art and it bears our signature.
Everything you say is a product of who you are and how you think. Whether your speech is kind or cruel, it bears your signature. I have produced both. Mindful conversation and thoughts is my practice at the moment. The month of November was full of opportunity as I practiced this. Oh and yes, I tried something new! While I was having lunch with Carol, I drank Kale and Spinach! Believe it or not, it didn't taste that bad. Of course they mixed yogurt and other natural sweet fruits. And I bought dates to eat thanks to my dear friend Hedgehog!
I am sure you have noticed the chicken photos by now and might be curious. Over Thanksgiving, I chicken sat for the Happy Huff Hens. As usual it was full of excitement but this time I did not lose the keys and beg our dinner guests to help me. However, the third time is a charm and it was part my husband's fault and a little bit of mine that the chickens escaped the coop! Oh and as you can see in this next picture, I think I have been mooned by a chicken. I am still amazed at how much personality chickens have!
I have also been crafting it up a bit. Linda Mary and I made several stained glass
I am also almost finished with a new coffee cross stitch. I just need to stitch a few more coffee beans and words.
I also learned that if you place pansies on watercolor paper, cover, and tap gently with a hammer it it makes beautiful art.
My favorite part of November was seeing my son all dressed up for his first High School dance. "Bandcoming" was a very enjoyable moment for him. My husband and I went on a coffee date that night and enjoyed a Netflix show called, The Crown.
My son plays alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, and piano. His passion is both music and entomology. Yes, we have cockroaches as pets in our house. I am a bit biased but I think my son is very handsome and is such a blessing to me and his father.
To kick off the holiday season, a group of us women went to see a wonderful musical called “Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas.”It had wonderful humor and I enjoyed every minute of it!
Oh, and I have been reading many wonderful books. As a matter of fact, I went to the library and not only did I check out several books but I also sneaked this photo of the book tree. I hope to have few book reviews posted soon.
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