Thinking clearly is one of the difficulties with severe chronic pain which makes communication an adventure. Sometimes - many times - Howard and I only appear to be having the same conversation, something I discovered again yesterday when a friend emailed asking me to clarify how the in-home deductions were going to work.
I asked Howard to make sure that I was going to explain it clearly and discovered that when we discussed if my having a business would help with HIS income tax and he said yes, what he meant was it would help with MY income tax years down the road if I was ever earning income because I could carry the deductions forward BUT he can only deduct me fully if I'm not earning an income and he can't deduct any expenses associated with my business even if I'm a dependent. He went on to say that right now, he needed me to make the least amount of money possible. SIGH...
... that's a completely different picture than the one I've been operating under SO... my new plan is to continue enjoying knitting, to design the pieces, to write out the instructions clearly, and to package everything together and put it in a Future Business box for down the road when needed. The start up will be ready. How's that for things changing radically with one question, one clarification. It's frustrating and happens often.
And now - finally - the video. I wore the Origami Skirt and the Faultlines vest yesterday so I propped the camera up on the end table and made a short video of me walking across the room. A model I am not although I'd love to take a class and learn how to walk and turn and twirl and feel more confident. I think it's be fun. I've looked for one but so far haven't found anything recreational as opposed to professional.
AND THEN... since I was already in video mode... I changed into the Lyn Mizono Vogue 1410 dress and took that video too. The weather is getting colder and it's unlikely I'll wear the dress again until next summer although I plan to make a winter version with sleeves. It's a comfortable, and very fun, dress to wear.
Both videos are silent except for the odd self-conscious giggle. I probably would have done better if I'd been talking through it but frankly, it didn't occur to me which really does point out how self conscious I feel because I'm usually quite a talker. Oh well, the more I make, the easier it'll get. Enjoy.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - I've, finally, kept my promise to make the videos
... we are able to find inspiration and creative motivation anywhere we are determined to look for it. We always have the opportunity to move forward.
- Julia Cameron