In September, I followed along with Shimelle's class, "Learn Something New Everyday" (LSNE). Each day I thought about Shimelle's prompt and turned it into a lesson learned for the day. Later on, I translated my lesson into a singles sentence and created a collage to illustrate it. My "album" was a set of triangular pennants, which I hold together with large rings. You can see photos of it up top. Today I'm posting my last eight lessons from September. You can see my earlier lessons, as well as my blank album, the cover and back, by clicking on this link.
Lesson #23 reads "Being a parent is much easier when you have a partner to share it with." When my husband Paul is having good weeks, it reminds me of the days before he was diagnosed and how much easier it is when I can share the challenges of parenting (especially the emotional part) with someone else. I need to remember that I don't need to be so worried about taxing Paul's psyche. He's tougher than I realize. So, maybe that's actually two lessons learned! My next lesson is lighter, "I should not forget how much I love art journaling." I blogged about that lesson in this post.
The next two lessons come from good days. On the 25th, I did some negotiating with Clara and learned to "suggest alternatives when you don't like the plan." And, on the 26th, I went to a baseball game with Henry. The brief lesson is " Savor life's precious moments and remember them always." You will be able to read the full story on Sunday, as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday meme. I hope you'll come back for it.
And a couple of frivolous lessons - Day #27: "I am looking forward to a crafty October." I blogged about my plans yesterday, here, but I also want to mention a meme called "Fall Fearless and Fly," which I also hope to do. And the next day, I created something about my television obsession - "I have to watch for the beginning of the fall TV season or I will miss it!" You see I always used to know exactly when my favorite TV shows would return, but as I was checking through the "On Demand" menu, I realized that many of my favorites had already begun. I quickly caught up on Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy and a few others.
And, my final two lessons. The penultimate one comes with a bit of a story. Over ten years ago, I met up with a bunch of other women who also belonged to the monthly scrapbook kit club, "Club Scrap." We meet occasionally for crops and tea, and several times we've attended Club Scrap retreats together. We also hold our own retreat once a year called "Scramp Camp." I went on Saturday and had a terrific time. I completed three projects and six scrapbook pages. But the most important thing I did was hang out and talk - with women I have known now for longer than I realized and who genuinely care about each other. I learned "I really value time spent with my friends from West Coast Scrap." And, finally, a lesson to wrap everything up, "Awareness leads to learning."
Do any of these lessons resonate with you?