After procrastinating for several weeks, I finally got to work on carving my wooden staff yesterday. It was an overly large branch that fell out our tree about a year ago. A thunderstorm took it down. After the large chunk of wood sat in our back yard for as long as it has been, I figured I'd try to put into good use. So with the knife that my pet (and one of my close spiritual mentors) gave me I took the branch and just started shaving off the bark. It looks like it's going to be a fun, yet difficult project. Especially, since I've never really used a knife that wasn't meant for cutting my steak, much less carve anything. I will have to take pics of the "staff" and keep up with the updates.
Love you all.