Last weekend, i spent a day in the company of 150 women. in the woods. freezing our hind-portions nearly off. and having A Blast. (literally, in some cases!) It was a Women In Nature workshop day. 4 sessions, with over 50 classes to choose from. all supplies, food, coffee, etc etc included. free. I learned how to clean a gun, the difference between shotguns, rifles, and 1000 other fun facts minutiae about the two, plus handguns. oh and gun safety. I learned campfire cooking, and skeet shooting. but my favorite was Map & Compass - Orienteering. i don't know why, but it just ignited in me. maybe because my path has been so confused lately :) I stopped and bought a compass on the way home, and signed up for an upcoming orienteering event. The woman who taught it was amazing and funny, and time was up far too quickly. it was a day spent in the moments, and that was a great time to catch my breath & bearings. more on all the personal happenings later, but in this open forum, i will say simply that your prayers and good thoughts have mattered so so much. I look around my almost-empty studio and get teary, but also feel like a great weight has been lifted from my feet.
my apologies for not updating here more often, but soon there will be a flood & torrent, so thank you for your patience till then! and now - time to take my fuzzy 4-legged heart-stealer for an epic walk.