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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.

Dolman shirt

Peasant top

A skirt I sewed for my niece's 2nd birthday party.
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    How did I miss the fact that you got a job as a personal chef???

    It's so good to know that you are feeling less stressed and depressed.

    I want to sew so much (see that? see what i did there?) One of my goals is to learn to quilt. A cousin gave me some "fat eighths" to practice with, so hopefully, this winter, I'll make a pillow or something.
    2339 days ago
    Wondered where you had disappeared to! Hope you like the equally warm weather here in AZ :) looks like having fun. I've reused a few tshirts but think my craftiness lays with cross stitch and dreamcatchers :)
    2339 days ago
  • GHK1962
    Cool re-do's of clothes stuffs. I wanna see the renaissance outfit. My wife has one as she used to play music for a renaissance trio. And we used to go to some of the fairs and yell out stuff like, "A pox on you!"

    yeah ... we were dorky like that. But then again, you went to comic con so I am hoping you won't be ripping on me for that hahaha.

    I will take issue with one thing you said - "I'm very thankful I've been given a few skills or talents ..." Because, it's not a few. You'll find in life you have a LOT of talents. You're just waiting to discover them!

    Hope your weekend went well.
    2341 days ago
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