My totem pole

For a class assignment, I am doing a little research into morale- and team-building strategies.  I do not have to actually do any of the activities, but I did find one that looked interesting — designing a totem pole that reflects strengths and weaknesses.  It’s to be done as a group, of course, but interesting to contemplate some of these things as an individual…

Am I an Alligator (maternal and vengeful) or a Cow (nurturing and maternal)?

Am I a Cat (protective, detached, sensual, mysterious, magical, and independent) or a Raven (introspective, courageous, self-knowing, healing, protective, tricky, and magical) or a Wolf (loyal, persevering, successful, intuitive, trainable, ritualistic, and spirited)?

Am I a Llama (comforting to others) or an Ox (sacrificing and self-denying)?

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I am hoping to soak and pin out Oblique tonight — tomorrow morning, at the latest.  I think I want it washed and blocked before the seaming and before picking up the collar stitches.  It won’t be long before it’s finished and I’m so excited.  I’m looking forward to hunting for buttons.  I’m pretty sure I’ll find something suitable in the collection inherited from Grandma.

The babies are coming today for the weekend!  Their mom (my sister) celebrated a birthday on Wednesday and our mom is celebrating hers next Thursday (along with her wedding anniversary) so we’re all celebrating by going out for Italian tomorrow night.  Mmmmm, yum.  I’ll be babysitting the boys for a couple of hours tomorrow afternoon so their parents can get away for a cup of coffee together.

Happy weekend!

4 thoughts on “My totem pole

  1. I have long had an alligator thing in my dreams… since I was about 4! Where’d you get those animal attributes? Llamas comforting to others? I told a friend what I’d heard of guard llamas and she said, I want one of those, to walk around with me. It was a local alpaca farmer who said his llama killed a coyote, the coyote was on the run away, but the llama chased it down and did it in. I suppose that’d be a comfort to the alpacas, but not so much to the coyote!

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