Have you heard of SuperBetter? It’s an online game that is designed to improve your life by developing/strengthening four areas, emotional, physical, social, and mental. It was created by Jane McGonigal, a game designer, who designed it to help her recover from a brain injury.
Today a colleague pointed out her TED talk, which I really enjoyed.
Autumn came to the mountains in late August, and they have been brilliantly yellow and red for a while, which has been stunning, but slow to come down to the valley. I’m not complaining. We drove up to Oktoberfest twice this year, and even though we didn’t attend any festivities the first time, the drive was brilliant. The second time we did play, and it was wonderful, but I should have known autumn was really coming. The wind was such that we couldn’t ride the chairlift, and within a few days it snowed. (At Snowbird.)
Today I woke up and noticed that it was not only rainy, but suddenly the ivy in the neighbors’ yards has turned a brilliant red. It’s actually rained all day, and while I realize it sounds crazy to many, that’s really strange for us. Even though it’s cold I’ve opened all the windows to let the fresh air in, and I made a huge pot of stew. All that’s left today is to dig into my knitting and it will be the perfect cozy autumn day.
Kaffe Fassett is a madman. My next door neighbor, MadQuilterBritt, is a huge fan of his, so when I shamlessly adopted her hobby, I paid extra attention to his fabrics and quilting books. They generally range from “vibrant” to “eye-achingly busy.” I was looking at one of his books at Elaine’s Quilt Block and one [...]
My start at Hawaiian quilting came from… Hawaii! Yeah, I dedicated a whole afternoon to shopping. I went to Kamuki Dry Goods, which was a funny shop. It very much brings to mind what I imagine quilt shops looked like in the 70s. That said they had more Kona Cotton colors than I’ve ever seen [...]
I’m proud of myself for… Doing all but one list this month Writing every day this month Doing some cleaning today Making my goal of hanging out with friends once a week this month Remembering to start my Christmas list early so that I don’t fill it with silly things
I’m sure I have more of these, but I didn’t really want to ask anyone, because they might tell me. My overused words and phrases: No worries A plus (this is French, pronounced “ah ploos” and it means “later”, as in a lazy version of “see you later”.)
If I won the lottery: I’d buy a house in France Take an around-the-world cruise Start a charity that would buy books for school libraries Start a charity that would provide patient care for people who can’t get health insurance I’d buy a cabin in the woods I’d buy Mike a houseboat
I find when I think about my absolute dreamspace it’s a combination craft room and yoga studio with lots of room to dance around, to exercise, to meditate, and to craft. My dreamspace would include Filtered water (the kind that doesn’t give me reflux) Bright but soothing colors, probably white walls Jewel tones? All of [...]
The first draft of this list was just two disease cures and a wish for effective allergy meds, and it sort of made me sad to look at it, so this is the second draft. Inventions I wish were real Effective allergy meds A way to keep fruit indefinitely fresh in it’s original, non preserved, [...]