"Sometimes you have to play for a long time to be able to play like yourself." - Miles Davis
I'm not sure why the above quote resonates with me. Perhaps it's because I've been working on my novel edit with its vast amount of words (vast compared to poetry at least) and wondering, is this sounding right? What it should be sounding like. This is so different than editing short pieces of prose and poetry, which is tweaking one word here, a comma there. Hallelujah I am nearing the finish line of even the long edit. That is 861. of my list of gifts today.
862. Our flood reno is progressing wonderfully. Drywall has been replaced, walls painted, a beautiful new floor is in. The restoration company may be moving our stuff back this week!
863. More curling to watch—when I find the time. The Brier (playing in Saskatoon) is on this week.
864. A bonus of curling—I get to play with yarn! Here's my latest project all done.
865. Catching up with friends not seen in a while.
866. Listening to Jason Crabb while I do my number crunching.
867. Bird sightings—a Red-tailed Hawk.
868. ...and a Blue Heron.
869. Some missionary events at my church that focused on incredible people and opened my eyes to what's happening in North Africa, Zambia, Cambodia and Guatemala.
870. Spring is advancing, taking baby steps mostly, although the other day I saw this!
871. Yesterday's walk with extended family.
872. ... the new generation of bird watchers.
873. Psalm 20—a special encouragement this week.
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