Collecting Satisfactions


A long time ago I read about "collecting satisfactions" on Katie Estvold's blog. She found the original post at Charming the Birds from the Trees. I originally wrote about collecting satisfactions here. This week several things have happened that are worth being thankful for here.

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When we went to get the H1N1 vaccine for our children at the local civic center, it was a thing of joy (and I thought I heard angels singing) to see OUR pediatrician walking across the civic center to give our boys their shots. This is especially meaningful when you have a child with autism, and getting your child a shot is akin to an Olympic Event. The fact that someone who knew him was giving him the shot made it do-able. He did great. This was only possible because Dr. Carmack, GOD BLESS HER, was volunteering on her DAY OFF. My husband described it well "divine intervention and human grace".

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This week someone who is in the Izannah Walker Dolls group pointed out that the Izannah Walker Chronicles was mentioned in the November/December 2009 edition of Yankee Magazine. It was so fun to be able to see a passion of mine - researching and writing about Izannah Walker Dolls - mentioned in a magazine as a resource for those who want to know about Izannah Walker.

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The contractors are done and pulled out of my driveway. Yay! They have to come back in 3 weeks and install shutters and that's it! Yay again! I love the red. Yay again!

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I discovered Greek Yogurt at the grocery store. YES. I love that stuff. It's higher in protein and gives me a little boost in mid-morning and afternoon when I need it.

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I made soup this week. Making soup is one of my favorite things. Partly because it gets better every time you reheat it.

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The fundraising efforts for the 5th grade Boston Trip are coming along. There are lots of parents involved, which makes for light work. I like that!

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I saw a friend's photography last night at a group show. It was fun to see artists displaying their work and having fun. But it is mostly fun to see my friend, a forty-something year old mom, going back to school to study photography. I am encouraged by her reaching toward her goals.

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When someone asked about my artwork last night I was able to pull out a business card. And that was primarily because of my friend the photographer urging me to make them.

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving your sites, Dixie. Your a true inspiration both as an artist and doll-maker.

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