Grounded in a few ways.
A curious mermaid because I just felt like painting and was thinking about toes and feet.
Who else would obsess about feet besides a mermaid?
Let me tell you I really struggle with FEET! They are difficult for me to draw- therefore I’m going to focus on them a little more, Im going to become better at feet.
Shared road laws, it’s one thing to be expected to pay for snow removal (which I was aware of) but it turns out, I should in fact be contacted, either verbally or in writing regarding any other expense not usually anticipated. This is for good reason, someone else might not have the money for such an unexpected bill, there are many up here who can’t afford wood - let alone rocks. It could possibly just add to someones burden, let alone current covid stress & it was simply not very neighbourly, Never mind the yelling at me about the road.
I could 'dispute it' with probable, favourable results. I agree.
Some consideration would have been much appreciated - isn’t that we all want?
A little consideration & kindness?
I sent a text or two.. stating, I wan’t paying. Heated texts. I then went and stood at the top of my driveway and watched 3 vehicles drive by. Not one slowed to wave, go figure.
I asked God for resolution, quickly. I know it is NOT the direction I would have gone or now chose to go. I don’t want to be the one that has not tried, a few times - to be neighbourly. I decided to try once more.
I asked the neighbour I'd been communicating with to go for a walk… she pleasantly & promptly accepted my invitation and off I went... 15 minutes later - walking in these awesome woods with my neighbour. Amen.
I’m very grateful we did, she agreed a little consideration would have been nice since we all do share this road, and we should behave "neighbourly", if not friendly. She educate me on a few things as I did her, I know we both came to the conclusion that 'feelings were hurt' all around, all adults. Stuff said by all that ‘did’ get the reactions they deserved. I know, I too was not being my usually ‘Niceness’. I was upset, hurt and angry. We all do it, I’m woman/human enough to admit it. After I met my neighbours husband, I realized I was behaving like "a dick" too - (lol) judging him by his social media account (and I KNOW BETTER) saying he was 'about stuff. Turns out he is (as first imagined) a hard working guy, impressive craftsman & living here, is a job in itself.
I’m pretty sure they have worked hard for their 'stuff', like us. I apologized.
Living here.. It is a job & adventure.
Ask Norm. Out chopping wood to heat our home for the winter on it’s way.
I paid for my share of the rocks.
*provided, I am shown simple consideration & kindness in the future and contacted like everyone else, their should be no iddues. The road was improved, I guess (I liked the dirt road) but more importantly to me, I wanted to show I can be a good neighbour.
My neighbour noticed I wear moccasins (I can’t wear anything else comfortably) & she asked if I was ‘grounding’ ? She told about the documentary: Grounded/ Earthing and Norms’ making me a grounding pad NOW, for under my desk. I sat outside & walked the driveway barefoot (not an easy task with arthritis in my feet) still it felt fabulous. I use to live barefoot as a kid. Time to get back at it although very wet at the moment.
Above all else during my visit - I was blessed with a kiss on my hand (welcoming me) from a horse :) Yaaaayy! It made my day. I might paint a horse! or two.
I liked my new neighbour an our walk and the kindness we showed each other.
I look forward to more.
It was a step in the right direction.
With THC & TLC
Social media - break time- next.