What’s New?

Well, things are largely occupied by my grandfather’s funeral tomorrow, but there are other things going on in my life. No matter what happens, life does go on.

I’ve decided to go ahead and purue Feldenkrais therapy. I contacted a woman I found through the national website and we clicked. She’s more interested in helping than in money, so the big issues will be how often I’m willing to drive out to see her as opposed to cost–whew! I had one of those “signs” as well about Feldenkrais, which has only furthered my desire to check it out. I’ve been reading the book Escape about a woman who was born into a polygamist cult and eventually decided to escape. She dedicates a few sentences to her son with special needs and it just so happens that she is pursuing Feldenkrais therapy for him. So. . . I decided it was meant to be. In case you’re wondering, the book was VERY interesting.

And then there’s my art. I come up with a couple of designs that I’d like to put on stationary and maybe some baby apparel. I’ve also done a series of artwork for nurseries. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to turn my artwork into the right types of files and have finally decided that I will save myself a ton of headaches if I just hire a graphic designer for the technical stuff. I have absolutely no problem with ideas and even with making sketches and artwork–my problems are with stuff like changing colors and sizes. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to show you some of my designs within the next thirty days, but we’ll see.

Other than that, I’m just plugging along and trying to keep my head above water. Things have been pretty crazy since Christmas and I’m sincerely hoping that they are going to calm down sometime soon. Honestly, if they don’t calm down soon I’m going to have to go hit up the doc for some prescriptions because my stress levels are getting a tad high.

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  1. Hey Bird,
    I’m sorry to hear about your grandfather’s passing. Seems like he was a remarkable man.

    Regarding Feldenkrais, I emailed a local practioner and he emailed me back with his number just before I was laid off from my job, and I haven’t followed up on it yet, but I intend on getting around to that soon. I would prefer to see an Anat Baniel Method practioner, but the closest one is 3 hours from my house.

    Oh, and I’d like to pre-order one or two of your custom onesies (at least that is my vote for the Bird Baby Apparel line) and if you could do some crotch snap onesies in size 24 months, that would be all the better!!

    Our holidays were crazy, too, and like an idiot, the thing I ended up slacking on was ABR. Not good. Am getting back in the groove now, though!

  2. EMBelieve says:

    Hi Bird,
    My condolences to you and your family for the loss of your grandfather. He will always be with you in spirit.

    When Matthew was six months old his doctors had not given me a CP diagnosis. I took out a book from the library called “Uncommon Voyage: Parenting Special Needs Child” by Laura Shapiro Kramer. While reading this story of this mother and her son I knew my son had CP.
    In her book she talks about how she use to bring her son from NY to California to Anat Baniet for Feldenkrais therapy. In her book she talks about her son Seth from birth until he is twelve yrs old.
    Check out this website that shows Seth now as grown man. He graduated from college and has a great life. Very inspiring!

    Best of luck with your art and creative ideas!


  3. Gina (Mannyed) says:

    looking forward to checking out some of your designs!

    Things will calm down eventuall. I know it doesn’t seem like it, but it will get calmer.

  4. Small Town Girl says:

    Hopefully things will settle down into normal life soon. Can’t wait to see your designs!

    I’ll be thinking of you and your family…funerals aren’t a fun time at all, but it is kind of nice to be able to attempt to get on with normal life after it’s all done.

  5. I’d be more than willing to help you out with the graphic design aspect. That is what my education/career were before Darsie and Elise.

    ((HUGS)) try to take it easy for a couple of days and recoup. Things sound crazy.

  6. blairspage says:

    Can’t wait to see some of your new designs! I wish I was as creative as you! Good luck on the new therapy route. Hopefully the lady willing to help you is close? I hope so!

    Hugs – Tiffany

  7. Nadine Hightower says:

    Take it one thing at a time. You’ll manage. You are one tough chick!!
    And I can’t wait to see your work.

  8. Hi Bird, I’m really sorry to hear about your grandfather. What a beautiful tribute to him. What more could a grandfather possibly want than to leave this life with that kind of respect of his granddaughter? Also, the pics are really cool. I love old photos.