30 Days of Thankful 2014 Edition- Day 14 & 15
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Day 14- Things to Do
Keeping busy while I have this unexpected time off has been a big blessing. I'm not the type of person that can just sit around, particularly not while I struggle with depression. Finally dropping my chemistry class has greatly reduced my depression, luckily. I was really wondering if I'd be horribly bored until school started up again, but so far that hasn't been the case. Cleaning out grandma's house has been a big time user. I'll also be starting my new personal chef gig pretty soon. I need to take a day trip to Arizona and Mexico on Monday. I'll be doing a volunteer cooking day with some ladies from church for a banquet coming up on Tuesday. Thursday I have plans to get coffee with a friend of mine who's a registered dietitian. And I'll be cooking appetizers for my cousin's wedding next weekend. Whew! Having it all written out makes it look like a lot! I'm grateful for the opportunities coming my way and the activity so I don't have to sit and dwell.
Another thing keeping me busy! Stomping Out Autism 5k with the Remnant Runners. (I mention the shirt I'm wearing in Day 15, but you can't really tell I did anything to it thanks to the jacket I'm wearing.)
Day 15- Creativity
I'm very thankful I've been given a few skills or talents that allow me to be creative. Not only can I cook, and cook very well, but I can also sew and craft. I have a potential client to sew a child's costume superhero cape. I've sewn lots of items for myself, such as my senior prom dress and several complicated, beautiful Renaissance costumes. I've also turned several t-shirts into "different" shirts. I did them mostly for ComicCon, turning a big t-shirt into a Dolman style shirt, replacing the collar of another shirt with elastic to make it more peasant style, and just this week I turned my t-shirt from my church's running ministry into a racerback tank top. I've tailored several items of clothing for myself and friends. I've not gotten to craft much these days, but I did make my own homemade laundry detergent! I have a glass etching kit and plans to do some home silkscreening for shirts. My gift of creativity also allowed me to create a cute last-minute cake topper for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding cake a few years ago. I love being creative and I'm thankful to have the gift of creativity.
A skirt I sewed for my niece's 2nd birthday party.