What Have I Been Doing?
I’ve been trying to come up with something I can post on my blog, but to no avail. There doesn’t seem to be much happening round here… but my son Ra pointed out all the things that I have been doing, and yet they didn’t seem to be of much interest for my cyber friends. Ra disagreed with me on that point.
So… here is some of what’s been going on.
I just finished knitting the100th newborn hat that I donate to our Peace Arch Hospital. The Pastor here is delivering the last twenty-five of them for me tomorrow.
On the fifth of December it will be seven years since I moved here… and shortly after that, I joined my friend, Janice, and started knitting for the homeless. I have knit 177 adult size toques, and 136 pairs of mitts.(adult size.), as well as the newborn hats…. and all have been donated.
One of the Churches has an outreach program where they go out on the street to find the homeless.
Another occupation I have recently started…. One of the ladies here had a stroke a few years back… that’s why she is here. She lost her ability to talk. She communicates with some signs and some guess work on the part of her partner. She came to me and said that I could help her!!
She goes to a speech therapist once a week, but she says it isn’t helping. So every day I spend some time with her, trying to help her…. and even though I know nothing about what I am trying to do, it seems to be helping… and now the friends that she visits with have joined in, not letting her just use sign language unless she can’t come up with ‘talking” first.
And… I am a Beta reader! When an author writes a book, they read it over a few times, making revisions and corrections. Then someone else reads it, and gives advice where needed…then it goes to a beta reader before it goes on it’s journey to find a publisher…. that’s me! I look for anything that shouldn’t be there, punctuation, etc!
I’m not completely sure about how much I should do!! But I’m doing it. The author is my niece, and it is a great story… I’m enjoying every bit of it.
Oh,…. and today I did a watercolour painting of a Red-Breasted Nuthatch, which I will post on my Flickr page a little later tonight. http://www.flickr.com/ nonie vogue.