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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #746: Time to Rest

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-28-2012 11:09 AM 975 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 745: Recovery Part 746 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 747: Cherries Jubilee »

Just one more day.

I think it is going to take just one more day of recovery before I feel like I am working in full swing again. I don’t think that is a bad idea, because the entire company (both of us!) and the customers alike will benefit from it most.

Yesterday when we were driving home from Yarmouth I was thinking that I was beginning to understand why weekends are two days long instead of one. One day is certainly not long enough to recover from the week’s work and catch up on everything we need to do. At least not for me and not at this moment.

I had a good day yesterday. I was in super slow motion. It has been a long, long time since I was able to just do what I wanted to do without any ill effects. And to be honest with you all, I did very little of anything productive.

OK – I did some half-focused straightening up of the place, but nothing major. I called one of my dear friends and took a half-hour to just talk and catch up, and that was nice. Then we took off to Yarmouth for a nice meal and nothing in particular for a couple of hours. Just to get away.

Unlike the trip to New Minus a couple of weeks ago, this trip really had no purpose. There was nothing that needed to be done and it didn’t involve work in the least bit. It was just somewhere to go for a couple of hours.

We drove along the shore and took the longer way. It was nice to see the countryside and the sheep and cattle along the way, with the ocean on the other side. It was a bit windy and cool, and there was no stopping at the beach, but I know those days will come soon and I will hopefully spend at least one or two there this summer. We’ll see . . .

Nothing particularly noteworthy occurred, so there is little for me to document. Perhaps that I didn’t do anything at all is news in itself. For me that is rather odd.

I feel good today and I am slowly getting things done. Rather than rush back into things, I want to take one more day to go at an easy pace and see what I will accomplish, keeping my own expectations low.

I really need this short rest. I know that taking it easy for a day or two will pay off greatly in the future. I have many nice ideas for designs and I will be working toward them again soon. But without this time off, I don’t think they will come easily.

I hope you all enjoy your day today. I know I will enjoy mine. I am beginning to think ahead to what is next and instead of feeling overwhelmed about it, I am feeling rather excited. That is where I want to be.

Have a good one.

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest” – Ashleigh Brilliant

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"



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patron

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 11:42 AM

take another day sheila
the answer will come to you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 11:48 AM

its really funny how things just happen, i too talked to my good friend and we caught up for awhile, then i did the best thing i can do for a friend, i sent them a recipe for some fantastic biscuits…as i know that will add a smile, especially if peach jam is added…....taking several days off to recharge things is really the best treatment, the body needs it and so does the mind….so enjoy it sheila…....ive got things to get to in the shop , so will see ya in the morning huh…right now i have an appointment with another small batch of biscuits…and peach jam…..then i shall go work on making some sawdust….tell keith i said hello, oh i did see some new missiles being launched yesterday…there had some funky kind os patch on the side…i think it said from Canada with love…they were moving so fast there were flames coming off the noses….that should make someone happy….....an insider there…....lol…....grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 11:56 AM

Funny that you say that about the weekends. I’ve always thought, whoever came up with the solution of M-F as a workweek, and Sat & Sun, the weekend, had it backwords…... hahaha

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 11:58 AM

Thanks to both of you! It has been a long while since I really rested. I need it I think. At 6pm last night I was still tired. Sometimes we gotta know when to say when!

Biscuits!! YES!!! That is the plan for the day! I’ll let you know how I do with them. It was good to talk and yes, the rockets are firing up here. :)

David – I still smile every time I read your tag line. Gotta love the “Quayle-isms!”

And Roger – I can see by your avitar that weekends are a cause you believe in! Sounds like a great plan!

You guys have a great day! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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grizzman

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 12:41 PM

well we had a change in plans…you do the biscuits, im doing fresh whole wheat bluberry pancakes…yes please make sure you cat is still there, i could have messed up with the ingredients …lol…just picked the blueberries about 2 weeks ago, i flash freeze them…there mighty fine…have a great day there….bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 01:04 PM

But . . . .

WE got some fresh blueberries last night! No kidding! I would take a picture and show you but Coco ate the camera cable again (well – she flossed her teeth on it anyway!) I spent about an hour this morning splicing tiny wires together (again!) and while it works, if I move it a certain way, it won’t. :( I found one on Amazon for $7 shipped to Canada, so that is good. Even though it takes a week or so. NAUGHTY COCO!!! >:(

Anyway . . . biscuits and pancakes and blueberries and peaches . . . I think any combination of the aforementioned would be good, don’t you??? :P

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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grizzman

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#7 posted 06-28-2012 01:39 PM

yes, its a winning way either way you go, mine were fantastic, and how neat, you have fresh blueberrys…now try the recipe, and you will be converted…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 06-28-2012 04:18 PM

Enjoy. You’ve earned it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 12:50 AM

Im glad to hear that not another deadline at hand…. you deserve a weekend off.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 06-29-2012 01:13 AM

It was a good day. I didn’t get to make biscuits but I hope to tomorrow. It felt good to get a real break. I feel like I will be ready to face the world with a smile tomorrow. I have some great things planned and I can’t wait to get at them. The time off did me much good.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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