Since our storm damage has made use move his equipment into the house, all my fabric stash as got to be moved. Therefore I decided it was time to clean it out because I don’t sew much anymore. I am making bags to go to the thrift store and bags to go to the local quilt club and even a bag with fabric that could be made into dresses and skirts to go to a orphan community in Africa. I have set aside the fabric that I think I will still make something.
Cleaning and purging can be a very emotional time. I feel good about getting rid of these things and being unburdened by them. Yet there is an exhaustion about it. I don’t know if it is going through the emotions that were attached to the items or what, but my husband is going through it big time with his shop being destroyed and his is not by choice. There is a depression attached to the items, that needs to be purged. I didn’t know it would be there, I felt I would get rid of the items and I would be fine about it. Don’t get me wrong, I do feel good about getting rid of them, I just didn’t know how much was attached to them.
I will be doing a lot of meditating along with this purging. I am also thinking about doing something different with my life. Not sure exactly what yet, maybe once the purging is done then I can get clearer head and see what direction I need to go.
Well there was much damage by the Oklahoma tornadoes. We got some storm damage also. We were noticing the wind picking up as it just started to rain. I thought we should head downstairs and my husband decided to turn his computer off first. When he got in the other room to do that he looked outside and said “that doesn’t look right”. The roof had blown off of his wood shop. His business was in that building and everything was getting rained on. We had no time to react, it was done before we knew it or had time to go downstairs. Then I noticed that the front porch was missing. It had been blow over our car parked there and laid upside down in front of the car. (It has since been moved before the photos were taken)
Downtown Eureka Springs had many trees down but not much else. Seems like Bentonville got some destruction from the storms.
A lot of the artist in Eureka Springs, live on White St. One day a year the open their doors and invite the public in to see their work. You have artists displayed in their homes, and on the street. Musicians playing from one end of the street to the other. Great food at many of the locations along with tea and wine. It is a time to greet your neighbors, friends and of course the artists!
My daughter sent me these lovely flowers for Mother’s Day.
Then in the afternoon we went to the John Two-Hawks concert at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and had a great time listening to his flute playing and the band Afrodisiacas.
May 11, 2013 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas we kicked off May Festival of the Arts with the ARTragious Parade, music in the park. The spinning sphere of light with drumming in the park. This was a glow in the dark drumming and there was fire dancers, dancers and drummers of all kind. The energy that night was incredible! The Love and Joy that spread out from Eureka Springs that night went around the world several times and I hope many got healing from the energy.
Here are my photos from that night.
Some videos on facebook from that night
Well last night the electricity went out. Not sure what happened, it was raining but no lightning yet. Electric truck driving around, I thinking looking for the problem but not finding it. So the lights went out at around 6:30pm, so we decided to go shopping. We needed to get our Spring Water refilled with the glass bottles of course (heavy things they are). So while at the health food store getting our water bottle refilled we get some strawberries and of course you have to have ice cream to go with them. The ice cream of course is very good for us because it is organic!
We get home and the electricity is still off so we put the stuff away and wander around the house for a bit, sitting at the computer and then realizing no electricity, no computer, duh! I decide, good time to meditate, so that’s what I do for a while. Then as it gets to be 9pm I decide well if the lights aren’t coming back on I might as well go to bed, so that is what I do. 10 min later the lights come on, but I stay in bed and am glad the electricity is back on. Thank you!
Well this is May 3rd and there is snow on the ground when I got up this morning. Not fun!
Took this picture from the upstairs bathroom window facing the back yard.
We went to Jacob George’s CD release of his album Soldier’s Heart. We had a great time. We went with friends. We got the CD, 2 t-shirts and the book. You can get your CDs here http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jacobgeorge The website is http://www.operationawareness.org/
The CD is about PTSD (Soldier’s Heart is what it was called during the Civil War).