I am sorry that I don’t have more exciting things to write about these days. While I am busy every day, it seems that I am just kind of caught up in the day to day stuff of life and haven’t had time to create anything new. I haven’t even been here on the computer too much, except to answer questions and fill orders. I only have had time to socialize a little and try to keep up with my friends.
I find I go through phases like that. I have lots of ideas that I want to work on and getting to them can be a challenge. I remember when I used to long for the days where I could do nothing but work on projects, but in real life, those days really don’t come. There is always routine stuff that tends to get in the way, and even if you are focused on work, there is other stuff like housework, cooking and organizational projects that get in the way.
The reorganization from getting the new dressers was all positive and functional, but it did create a ripple effect of moving things around and restoring order in all other places in our home. It is funny how that happens. After all, how is getting new bedroom dressers related to reorganizing the kitchen cabinets? But somehow it is and I am sure if I back track I will be able to see the logic in it all.
I did at least begin to work on painting the little hat pieces yesterday and I have truly and honestly dedicated the day to working on them. I began the base coating process at about 9:15 last night and worked on them for a bit until I really got tired.
The good part is that once I began painting, I also remembered how much fun painting is and things are looking really nice. It isn’t as if it is going to be a chore today working on these. As a matter of fact, I am quite looking forward to making them. My goal is to have the three sets out the door, along with copies of the kits by Monday. That will allow me plenty of time to get everything ready at a good pace. Then I can start the week off fresh and move onto new things.
Since today is St.Patrick’s day, I will celebrate that by making a good Reuben sandwich. I have all the necessary things to make one and I am sure I will enjoy it. Coming from Chicago, there was always a lot of fanfare regarding the ‘holiday.’ Not only did they dye the Chicago river green, but they also had an annual parade:
It was a big thing where I grew up and part of my own tradition. There were also parties and such for the holiday, although I never really knew what we were celebrating. Maybe it was just a reason to celebrate in general.
I hope you all have a great day today. Have fun and play nice! Maybe do a little dance, too!
Happy St. Patty’s Day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"