What’s so good about Friday?
What’s so good about life?
What’s so good about lying, hatred, violence and strife?
What’s so good about suffering?
What’s so good about greed?
Never learning our lessons
Never realising our needs
What’s so good about trying?
What’s so good about loss?
What’s so good about Jesus?
Beaten and nailed to a Cross?
Well he’s the reason I’m still here
Trying my best to survive
He’s the reason my family
Every day flourish and thrive
That’s what’s good about Friday
That’s why he took the pain
That’s why he endured nails and a sword
Piercing his skin like a flame
So next time you moan on a Friday
Or mutter or mumble or mope
Think back to that darkest of all days
And thank Him for giving us hope.
This! This would make it so much easier to go out into the world…
I am aware of my autism. Sounds are grating, they twang through my ears like over-extended elastic bands, and I wait for them to snap and hit me.
I have things to plan, and I am putting off planning them so that I don’t miss out on what is actually happening now. I don’t want to spend my time in a continuous cycle of minute detail, data analysis, and variable controlling, instead of living.
People are aware of my autism, I have had two such examples of adjustments given to me in the past week. Both were thorough and thoughtful and considered, one was unsought.
Can you guess which weighed less heavily upon me? There is something about listing your deficits to strangers, that is unsurprisingly horrible.
I hate having to say that I find things hard, I hate having to point out what I need to make things easier…
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Snowman and snow art
My photos (not from this year) are from the town called Kemi. The distance from Helsinki is 711km / 442mi. By car it takes about 8 hours, by train nearly in 7 hours and by air 1 and half an hour. Kemi, situated by the Bothnian Bay, this small town having population about 22000. Every winter this town presents World’s Biggest Snow Castle. When visiting the Castle, I shot photos from the town also.
Muñeco de nieve y arte de nieve
Mis fotos (no de este año) son de la ciudad llamada Kemi. La distancia desde Helsinki es de 711 km / 442 millas. En carroel trayecto dura alrededor de 8 horas, en tren casi en 7 horas y por avión una hora y media. Kemi, este pueblecito que tiene la población unos 22000 habitantes situado junto a la Bahía de Botnia…
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The sun is shining here in the land of The Sumner People. Makes a nice change.
Here’s a blanket update. There’s an addition of eight rows to each blanket since I last posted. This is part of the CAL hosted by Eleonora over at Coastal Crochet blog.
I hooked up this mandala yesterday. It needs a light steam but at least the ends are all tucked away…
And the biggest socks I’ve made thus far ~ UK size 12.
Another stashbusting blanket! A long wave stitched pattern using more typical Tracey colours.
I’m wondering what to do with this. Measures about 8″ × 18″ I made it years ago with no particular thing in mind. I’ve just washed it. It’s using handspun and commercial yarn.
It followed on from creating this which is also a mix of handspun and commercial yarn. I haven’t worn it for ages as the bat wing sleeves are annoying…
I guess I made it about 16 years ago.
I trapped the cuff in the door so that you can see the amount of fabric that hangs below the arm. The jumper contains a lot of handspun that is also hand dyed. I need to do something with but haven’t figured what yet.
So much to consider while I keep on stitching.
Thank you so much for all your comments on my last craft update post. Your love and kindness greatly encouraged me. I’ve re started my faith journaling and finding that really helpful.
I certainly have lots to do to keep me busy 😆
Thanks for visiting me here in my little craft sanctuary 😃 TTFN ❤
Apparently I get communication ‘wrong’ sometimes when interacting with neurotypical people. They tell me I am coming across in a way which is upsetting for them or confusing or a range of other things. However when I think about my intentions from the same conversations I am aware what the other person received was a long way off what I was intending to convey. This always leaves my doubting myself and feeling bad. In fact it shouldn’t. I expressed what I wanted to clearly but between Autistic me and the neurotypical person I was speaking with, the message somehow got lost in translation. I didn’t do anything ‘wrong’ and neither did they. It is just that we communicate differently. Autistic communication tends to not be understood as such. Instead we are viewed as if we were neurotypical people communicating really poorly.
This lack of understanding communication can result in discrimination…
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I think some of you may like this 🙂
Christine shared a video from Buzzfeed which was on Facebook and you can view it here if you are on Facebook. It explains how this rocking chair which knits a hat was designed by the University of Art and Design in Lausanne. What a great project. We are showing you the YouTube video which shows you the chair but doesn’t give you the inside information. How nice it would be to have a rocking chair like that!