Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Multiple Mishaps

It seems like I am having lots of mishaps of late; do you ever find you seem to have a series of mishaps over and over again. Its like you need to step back from your life and say stop. What does this all mean. I am on the phone with Citibank right now since I can't find a credit card. So I am getting that closed off. Then this past weekend after teaching my weaving class Dave came to pick up my loom and I put all the tools and things in a bag and put them in the truck. It wasn't till almost everyone else had left that I realized my car keys were in the bag. I had to hitch a ride to the restaurant where I was meeting friends and then have to call Dave and have him bring me my keys. I really felt like an idiot.

I am trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. The last 2 fairs I have both taught and had a booth selling my dyed fibers. Its very wearing physically. I am thinking maybe I should stick to one or the other. Perhaps I should just stick to dyeing since that is what I am good at. Its not that I am not good at teaching I think I can do that well too. I wish there was just this phone number that you could call and ask. What should I do? How should I best spend my time? I know it doesn't exist but it would make life so much easier.

It snowed yesterday, Only in Idaho. So its been cool the last few days, I am back to long sleeves and a jacket. I had turn the heat back on too. Weather is so unpredictable.

I guess it was spending all that time with Cyndi and her beads this past weekend. I found myself going downstairs to retrieve something only to sit down and sort some of my smaller beads. It is somehow very calming separating colors into their little piles. I am not done yet but I got a good start. I find when I don't have some semblance of order I really do not use the materials.

I recently purchases this book but haven't had any time to start some of the techniques. I think its the best book I have seen on wire work for jewelry. It has great pictures that demonstrate techniques.

Quote of the Day: "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Dr. Leo Buscaglia


Kai said...

it's like reading our lives coming here Kate. We all do daft things, but no worries.. A good smile or hug will mend what ailes you.
I love the Baby owls that you photographed yesterday, they are precious and you are lucky to watch them as they grow.. 3!! how fun. :)
I'll have to look into your bead book, I like to play about with them, and this one looks like a goodie.
PEace n hugs xxooxx Kai

Anonymous said...

You not alone in the not having time part. I don't have time to start new techniques myself. Going to make myself take a week or so off though just to drink tea and meditate. LOLOLOLOL
Thanks again for the lovely postcard! It really cheered me up!

LisaOceandreamer said...

Sing it sistah! That feeling of not being able to get of ones own way is very familiar, as is the age old question of "what do I want to be when I grow up?". Collectively I hope we can come up with the answers.
I have several of those plastic boxes(with sections) of beads I have sorted by color. Among the many things I've started and stopped over the years was doing wire with beads wrapped around glass for hanging candle holders. I'd love to try some jewelry but first it's all a matter of FOCUS!
Sending you that smile, a listening ear, caring and hugs!!
p.s. the other day I locked my purse in the car all night and never even realized it...UNTIL I went to go somewhere the next day.

Laritza said...

You are a wonderful teacher! and your dying is to die for. So I guess you are stuck! :D

mrsnesbitt said...

Been there with the keys honeybunch! Several times! LOL!

That is why we are a good bunch, a but like a bunch of keys...all different but we all have a job to do!