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Laurie Novotny

Laurie Novotny

I am a wife and mother of three children, a Reiki Master Teacher, a Belly Dance Instructor as well as a very curious creature.

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Blanket with no meaning

I have been working on crocheting this blanket for nearly 2 years now. It's the project I grab whenever we go on a long car ride (an hour or so at least) just to work on while I'm sitting and riding.

My mom asked me the other day "who's that for?" No one. "Why are you making it?" I really don't know. I like the colors of the yarn - Mandala yarn from Walmart - and I'm only using the slip stitch so there are no "toe holes" that catch your toes and let cold air in. Other than that, this blanket has no meaning.

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  • Deborah
    Deborah says #
    Thank you for this! Too often today we are required to have a reason for doing something. If you spend your precious time on it, i
  • Laurie Novotny
    Laurie Novotny says #
    You're welcome! I do believe that we have lost the art of doing for ourselves without seeming selfish. Which is the whole reason

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Strange Serenity

The snow has finally arrived here in NW PA. 

It's a mixed blessing for me. I worry about my young drivers, I worry about my husband who drives for a living, I worry about me driving. Icy snowy roads make me nervous, and here I am, living on top of a hill that I have to descend to get anywhere. As well, to get anywhere in this town, you either have to go up or down a hill.

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"Do this" "Do that" "You can't do it like that" "Eat this" Eat that" 

We are constantly told what we should do and the stress we feel when we ignore these "suggestions" can be immense.

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My work is therapy

Well, it has been nearly two months since I stepped out on my own and opened my business officially. The response is amazing!

I realize as well that for the first time in a very long time, I feel at peace going to "work." I'm calmer and feel a sense of being in the right place. 

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Do you believe that homes (houses and apartments) speak to their occupants? 

I do.

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Many Blessings - turn of the wheel

So the wheel turns to another season.  I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to the snow and cold.

But Now that I'm in my own shop and I see the positive responses, and I have a store front window that I can display and paint and decorate, there is a bit of an underlying excitement. 

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Healing power of Autumn

I underestimate the power of the seasons. Well, I take that back, I fully respect the healing power of Spring and Summer, the warmth, the growth, the smell of  the warmer seasons. Especially after the cold winters that we get up here near the Great Lakes. 

All Winter long, sometimes through part of April, the lake effect snows hit us and winter feels like such a relative that you only somewhat like who has over stayed their welcome.

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