May 1 is International Labor Day or Workers Day. All of the alternative and creative businesses in our city are closed on this day and many of the folks employed by the State save up a vacation day to pause and be part of the experience.
As a child, I loved May Day. As an art project at school we all made paper woven baskets and then filled them with flowers to deposit at the doors of our neighbors and friends. I liked to make ones that hung on the door knobs, ring the doorbell and runnnnnnnnn…… We lived on a street with 6 elderly folks and they just loved being a recipient. My Mother even liked the baskets full of dandelions; not for the smell but for the bright, happy yellow faces!
At Patricia’s Wisdom it is a celebration of another kind. We are celebrating the end of year 2 and the beginning of year 3.
Jannie sent me ladybug stickers!
At the start of year 2, I was very excited to share all the statistics and successes of the first year. This year I am very happy with how the blog is doing and very thankful for my 300 readers per week, who just seem to stick with me and read my words.
I want to say very special words of gratitude for all the special people who have made donations to my writing world this year. Especially Sara, a big thank you, for donating your garage sale earnings at a moment of deep need and keeping the healing progressing. As always, I am grateful to the TLC Book Tours folks for sending so many delightful reads my direction and for the people who bought the books that I reviewed and shared with you – putting a few beans in my bucket, nearly every month. Thank you also to the authors who sent me copies of their books and wanted to know what I thought about their ideas and words.
I won a bottle of Olive Oil from Vered’s Mom Grind Blog
I have been to two Olive Oil tasting parties in my life, and I must say that this is one of the finest oils I have ever tasted. It has an intense flavor and I used fresh Italian bread with it and a bit of my balsamic vinegar that was aged 25 years in Italy. Since Olive Oil is one of the things my body likes best in this healing process, I thought this was exceptionally fine and my palate agreed. Exquisite! Bella!
You might be as happy as I am to know that this Italian Deli in New York City now ships nationwide?
Di Palo’s Little Italy can be found at www. DiPaloSelects.com
Most of year 2 was spent on healing the body and the financial situation. I have had such great assistance in writing new resumes and figuring out how to find positions and I am sorry that I have not found a position as of yet. I am still learning new things and am completing a class on professional grant writing and beginning a class on building a business and getting paid. When I pass the certification exam for Grant Writing, I will be able to charge fees for my services, something I have done for students and non-profits for years without compensation of any kind.
The body went through 3 extensive Detox regimes this year and wow am I feeling better. I can successfully report I am off the blood pressure medication (that depressing stuff) and back to some great exercise. The liver and kidneys are healing and almost working up to par and thus the headaches, fatigue, and blood sugar behaviors are normalizing too. Knee is still painful and swollen, and I am told that should be helped as I focus on losing more weight. Making healing the top priority has truly paid off, and I am still keeping myself as my top focus.
Another gift that came my way – a “stay at home present” from Korea
I must share with you what it says on the package: It’s a speciality of Korea. Nourishing chocolate bar made of ginseng steamed red. With tasty rice sweets and light and deep powdered ginseng contained People, young and old, men and women can enjoy. It’s a Koryo ginseng steamed red chocolate bar of Songlim Confectionery company. YUM – I know I am in for a treat!
I am not going to share with you many goals and plans for the 3rd year of blogging. I am just going to continue, steady as she goes, for right now. I am finding clarity and joy in what I am doing, and I believe my writing is improving. I so enjoy reading the comments that you share with me and it makes me feel connected to a greater community. I love reading your words and ideas both in the comments forum and on your fabulous blogs and post.
IT GIRL is taking good care of me and she is writing her Master Thesis between now and the end of the year. I am just going to say Thank YOU to her and not pester about design and wants. I am hoping to be able to make enough money in year 3 to pay for my blog rent and fees and not have to borrow from her!
Zip ready to Party!
So I hope you will pick a bloom or two to celebrate your labors and I look forward to connecting through your words in comments.
Thank you for all the visits you have made here and for sharing my work in your social media spectrum. Wishing for you fine tastes and delightful mail. Thank you all.
Congratulations Are In Order!
Talon won the book The PROCRASTINATION EQUATION
Way to go!