Saturday, October 28, 2017

Happy Hallowe'en

I'm having a four-day 10 Percent Off Everything sale in my Etsy Shop, now through October 31.  Use coupon code "Oct31" at checkout to get the discount.

It was another quiet week for me.  I read mostly.  I've been having heart palpitations regularly again, and they knock me back when they happen.  There's nothing wrong with my heart; it's anxiety.  It usually hits when I least expect it, when I'm feeling mellow and not outwardly bothered by anything..."outwardly" being the operative word here.

I suspect anxiety is at epidemic levels these days.  There's so much to be upset about.  I keep having this conversation with myself about how really grateful I am for everything in my life, how "charmed" my life is, despite its difficulties, compared with the majority of people on the planet, how I'm really not lacking anything, etc....so why do I feel so distraught most of the time these days?  There's no answer to this rhetorical question.  It just is, this is just the way it is these days.

Have an enjoyable Hallowe'en.  Do some early holiday shopping in my Etsy Shop, and save 10% through October 31.

xx


5 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have similar anxiety issues. I tried to figure out if it was the world situation or a family relationship that has hit the pits. I sat down to write about the family situation. Anxiety went away. for a week. The situation escalated. Anxiety was back. I wrote about THAT and it is gone. Pair that with the fact that I have been limiting visits to FB and watching less of the national news. Slow Stitching has helped along with binging Longmire.
xx, Carol

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful collages with each one holding precious birds. Anxiety...a reminder of what is not okay. I feel I'm mourning all that is being lost and that I probably won't live long enough to see our world repaired and advancing once again. I was so looking forward to better lives and celebrations rather than this division and hatred.
Best "Big Sale" of your Etsy Shop items!

john said...

I don't need to have a favorite but I do. I love the owl spread. Maybe because it is Halloween soon. Not sure, just do! :-)

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Re: anxiety. I used to obsess over everything, but have learned over the years a) I'm not in charge, and b) to focus on what I can change, and turn over the rest to whatever power you believe in. If I look at past history, there have always been periods of incredible devastation, then periods of seemingly calm and serene days. I pray a lot for all who are in need... and stay grateful that I have overcome so much to reach this time of my life. I hope you can stay focused on the positive but will keep you in my prayers as well. (())

KAM said...

Always I love reading your words and seeing your wonderful artwork.
So much around us can truly distract us from having peace and calm in our being. My efforts this past year have been to add my work with refugees tutoring English. Two young boys, 6 & 7, one from Congo one from Ethiopia...three days a week; two evenings with a lovely mother and wife from Congo...my giving and being still within as I work with them has been beneficial. I also visit Facebook very little nowadays and I never listen to the news in the mornings at all and selectively in the evenings. All of that plus more time with hand stitching and writing poetry has been beneficial in pulling me away from the negative energies swirling around the universe.

Kristin