Pulling Teeth and “The Artist’s Way”

Once I had finished breakfast and the washing up, the next thing I did this morning was continue with pulling up the hedge stumps. For some reason I started comparing pulling the stumps up with pulling teeth. I find that a little strange, because; I’m not a dentist and I’ve only ever had three teeth extracted, and two of those were wisdom teeth which were removed in my late teens before they had time to cause problems.

After pulling my quota of stumps (I was aiming for 3, but actually achieved 4), I crossed the road to the garden centre and bought a roll of weed control fabric to use in London. Taking it with me will save me the trouble of locating a source when I’m over there.
I treated myself to a trip to Mallow. In some ways it was a disappointment because I didn’t find the bookbinding materials I was looking for, but I found something which has proved to be a pleasant surprise. I was browsing in a bookshop when I spotted a book which a friend recommended to me a couple of years ago: The Artist’s Way. I bought it, and have found the contents interesting. I think I may follow through what it recommends (12 week action plan), because it provides a structured way of doing some things I was considering anyway. For example, one of the things it suggests is writing “Morning Pages”. By coincidence, the previous evening I had written a note to myself to “Write a certain number of words every day”. Sounds like two ways of saying something very similar. And of course, writing this blog, and other similar activities all serve a similar purpose.

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