I spent the bulk of yesterday making kits for the Sew What class I am teaching in Chicago next week: copper sheet and mesh, mica, watercolor paper and more. For every teaching day there is almost one day of outside class preparation. For the 5 days I am teaching next week, add 5 days of class prep, 4 days of travel (to 2 locations), and at least a day or two to decompress and you can see how easily 5 days of teaching takes over 2 weeks. Over a year, that sure adds up to a lot!
It's all very left-brained too, itemizing, counting, making your lists and checking them twice (or 3 or 4 times). We had glorious weather the past few days (rain today, sadly) and I longed to be outdoors in the sun where the air was just the right temperature to wrap myself in. I remembered again how much of my time Down Under was spent out of doors. I felt so good, strong, alive. Part of it was the lack of routine and responsibility, but I know the key was being outdoors for most of the day.
I dream of driving back to Baltimore to explore and photo-
graph more angels. There is a wonderful sense of peace at a cemetery. Buddy asked if I felt any presence while I was walking the cemeteries. I was very involved in looking for and photographing angels, so I had to stop and think...the answer was no, I did not. There was a definite sense of peace and calm that day. He asked because he knows that I usually can feel the presence of a spirit. I have been in a lot of vacant houses when appraising real estate. Homes have vibes, that I know for sure. And some homes have bad vibes or an uneasiness - an unhappy presence. I am certainly no Alison Dubois (Medium, the TV show), but I am tuned in to my intuition. I don't see auras, but I can read people pretty well. Whoa, where is this going? How did I go from class kits to spirituality in just a few short paragraphs? I just love how that happens. I best get back to class prep before I spend the day going down the rabbit hole that is the internet, researching auras and how to see them.....so much to do, so little time.