Sooo, there is this person, who has a journal featherynscale
, who writes interesting things that make me think about other things and wander down the dirt roads in my mind. This person recently wrote about how cool Mental Floss Magazine is.
*insert pic of dirt road here*
I got to thinking what mental floss would be and how it would benefit me. Dental floss is defines as a soft thread of floss silk or similar material used to clean between the teeth. It helps you remove stuck stuff, stuff you don't want to be there, and stuff that randomly grows there without your permission. So if we apply this to mental floss and you get a tool or substance that removes stuck bits in your head that used to be there to do good things and now no longer are and/or the stuff that randomly grows there without your permission or even desire. I'm imagining the mental cobweb remover from Psychonauts.
How cool would that be? Self doubt, irrational fears, attachment. All kept at bay with regular use of this mental floss. Its a self care thing, like dental flossing. You have to choose to do it cause its not super fun and its kinda uncomfortable but the benefits outweigh the inconvenience so you really just have to remember to do it.
So what would this mythical tool be? Meditation? Intention with appearance? I dunno. It might actually be something different for everyone.
*aside* my sister has a webcam. this means I can read stories to Nephew. /*aside*
I think being able to truly take care of oneself is an important piece to this mental floss.
In other news, I have a date. I am going to go wine tasting. One of my favorite types of dates. Exploring new things and places with other people who also want to explore, its great. Despite knowing that this is something I like doing, I cannot really explain the amount of excitement I have surrounding the event. I'm like bouncy giddy. I'm going to get on a bus with a bunch of other people, most of whom I don't know, and ride around to wineries and what not drinking wine at each and chatting with people I don't know all that well and probably the people I don't know at all if I know myself...at all. :D (love you Honey). I'm thinking about my wardrobe for this event. Its really rare that I do that. I will grant you that I am thinking in practical terms, no white for example(can you imagine how drunk some people are going to get and that always makes white a target), something cool cause who knows what the weather will be like, maybe a wrap in case the bus is chilly, should I take my knitting or will that appear to be a distancing tool like headphones? Why am I thinking about all of this? *headdesk*
I have tickets to fly to the ocean. In good company. Far from giddy, this news makes me feel full to overflowing with contentment and joy. Really looking forward to it.
My oldest boys are each visiting for a week and I am looking for things to do with them. Individual things such that they can't try to directly compare later. My boys. They do compete.
B&K are visiting in July for 10 days. I hope the poor thing doesn't melt. Living in Ireland doesn't really give one the constitution to deal with heat. Not that I can say much. I blame it on growing up in the Andes.
I have dinners scheduled with awesome people. My new food thingies might make it a bit difficult but we will manage. Summer is social time here in the frozen northland. I do wish it was more common to get out in the winter as well.
CONvergence continues to be exciting to plan for. I'm liking the look of things this year. Glad to know that I am able to participate and contribute to the Sir Terry Pratchett's Seamstrees Guild parties. Its super fun, gives me a base from which to work my magic, and surrounds me with loving amazing people.
IttyBitty brought me a surprise. She apparently got a temporary tattoo package. She noticed it had a bee in it so she had to cut it out and present it to me herself. Such a doll. My little pixie child. Many thanks sweetheart.