Still on the Purge…

Last night I did some things…. One of the big things was destructing my tchotchke lamp. Yes I loved that lamp when I first bought it but I rarely turned it on because it would get hot and sometimes smell funny. Then the cat chewed the cord, and he doesn’t usually do that kind of thing. I received advice on how to fix it with a splicer thing from the hardware store which I considered. Last night as I was looking at it while I was on the phone I realized that I liked most of the elements of this lamp but I didn’t love the lamp itself. I took it all apart and gutted the electrical parts from it. I have already completed one project and have some others in the works…pictures to follow.

I also went through the box of pictures I inherited that belonged to my great uncle. I picked a hand full of my favorite pictures and started rereading the letters. I made it halfway through the letters while marking the ones that I liked best. Somehow I am going to combine that hand full of pictures and the few letters that stand out….I just haven’t figured out the how yet. I will eventually figure it out. My uncle is the keeper of old family pictures so I will turn the whole box over to him this week. The letters are harder to part with….I haven’t decided if I am keeping those or sending them with the pictures?

Today after work KB and her daughter stopped over. I called her yesterday to see if she was interested in going through my kit from Lemongrass Spa since I am not selling it anymore. I kept a little, KB took some, and her daughter had a field day and I am glad because I tossed the rest of it in the trash. One more thing I don’t need that is out of the house!

The holiday season is sneaking up fast and I still need to come up with some ideas for handcrafted presents. I have a few ideas but I am nowhere near as prepared as I should be!  Plus….I still have to make up a Medusa costume tomorrow for Thursday. Yes, I am a true procrastinator!

Snake keeps coming up. The snake dream was more than enough for me but little things still pop up. Like this for example….

What are the odds? Crazy, I know! I really need to make a list of supplies tonight so I am prepared tomorrow. I think I am going to try and wire the snakes to a headband tonight and then tomorrow I can spray paint and embellish them in enough time to dry.  I also need to check my glitter stash…Halloween is definitely an excuse to glitter and sparkle….Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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2 Responses to Still on the Purge…

  1. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Snake means transformation, Zia. Nothing to fear. Life is telling you that you have either entered a big transformational stage in your life, or you are about to. It kind of sounds like you have begun as in dismantling the lamp you didn’t like. I say good for you! As for the letters, your guidance will tell you what to do when the time comes. No worries. I don’t do holidays anymore, believe it or not. All that fuss I have walked away from. I used to love to make handcrafted gifts but they were so unappreciated, I stopped doing it. And even with the bought gifts, same scenario. I stopped. Tween you and me, it feels good. I’ll still shop for hubby or do something special for him, and my ‘special sister’ but other then that, no. I’ve distributed my lavender flowers to all who are in my life. Now I could have waited for Christmas to give those to them, but I didn’t wait. As for glitter, I used to love that too but with so many cats my glitter sadly sit alone on a shelf. Some day ……

  2. dragonflyzia says:

    Amy…that must be so freeing! I give gifts that go unappreciated all the time…I can’t help myself. I get what you are saying though, I feel the same way about handmade cards…only a few are worthy. I am lucky that I only have one cat and he only supervises the distribution of everything in this house! He cares more about the construction of projects than the decoration. Glitter hasn’t been an issue thus far. Thank you for your input on snake medicine….especially the not to fear part. As you know…that is where I tend to land. I hope you have a beautiful night and Happy Halloween!!

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