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I'm nervous about the Kickstarter and there's a grant that I'm quite eligible for that closes Monday that I want to apply for but haven't done anything about (because I am a giant coward and feel unworthy), so instead of working on any of that, I completely rearranged Guppy's room ("You're moving the BED!"*) and took her out to pick cranberries in the cold.

She was even helpful!



Those are all her own cranberries that you see there, and she was very meticulous about digging into my (big) bucket and picking out the icky ones and leaves. We got nearly a pound and a half in probably 45 minutes. And it was lovely to be outside a little.

I want to try making fruit leather out of it. Can you put nuts in fruit leather? I may have to try. They would probably have to be chopped up REALLY fine to work.

Okay, Guppy is NOT interested in napping, but I'm going to suck it up and try to go get something done anyway...



*Having a 2 year old is like having your own personal sports announcer following you around. "You're washing the dishes! The kitty is sleeping! Your pants are blue! You're sitting in Papa's chair! You're driving the car!" All said with EXTREME interest, like I'm making the game-saving play at THAT VERY MOMENT.

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wyld_dandelyon
Sep. 5th, 2014 10:34 pm (UTC)
You should try for the grant!
I read over and over that a big reason women have less success in the arts than men is that they don't submit as much because they're not sure they're worthy. Let the grant givers decide if you're the most worthy applicant!

Or, to put it another way, not trying is the easiest and most certain way to not succeed.

Besides, I believe in you!
kelkyag
Sep. 5th, 2014 11:10 pm (UTC)
Seconded, all around!
ellenmillion
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:19 am (UTC)
It worked! I submitted the grant! *Crossing fingers*
kelkyag
Sep. 10th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
Woohoo!
ellenmillion
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Re: You should try for the grant!
I took a deep breath and powered through the grant application on Friday afternoon, submitting it before I could think too hard about it. Thanks for the encouragement!
wyld_dandelyon
Sep. 8th, 2014 06:19 am (UTC)
Re: You should try for the grant!
I'm glad. Good luck!
wood_dragon
Sep. 5th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Try for the grant! We're here to support you!
ellenmillion
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:18 am (UTC)
I did it! Thank you for the encouragement! It helped me screw up my courage.
frigg
Sep. 6th, 2014 10:52 am (UTC)
Aw, she's too cute. I love your Guppy posts. :)
ellenmillion
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:18 am (UTC)
She's a constant source of hilarious inspiration.
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ellenmillion
Sep. 8th, 2014 05:18 am (UTC)
It's rather eye-opening watching her grow up. All these things I take for granted!
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