Make Sure To Sparkle!

March 13, 2009

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I finally had to surrender to the inevitable…I need reading glasses.  I’ve been fighting it for awhile now, but I put on a pair of the lowest “cheaters” and WOW!  It was no longer so difficult  to read.  All the letters were larger and clearer.  Figures it took me until my last semester of college to accept this!…all those headaches and all that eye strain for nothing! Not to mention how much easier it’s going to be to make jewelry…I will be able to see the small bead holes again!

Aren’t my new glasses cool?  I only paid $18, but they make me feel better than a lot of the checkout counter pairs.  I’m going to get a whole wardrobe of them and put them everywhere.

So, even though I’m bowing to the inevitable changes by accepting this, I have a new motto.  If life gives you reading glasses, make sure they sparkle!

Supressed Creativity

March 13, 2009

I have all the supplies I need.  I have the ideas in my head.  The problem?  Opportunity.  Between kids, my schooling, work, dishes, laundry, etc. etc. etc. I can’t seem to find the time to clean off the worktable that will allow me to try my new silk paints and finally do the silk scarves I’ve been wanting to try dyeing. 

I am frustrated!  I feel that I’m not just making excuses because the calendar shows the multitude of places I’m required to be.  I’m a single mom, so I’m the only one to do the running and my kids depend on me to get them where they need to be.  They are great kids and into cool things like jazz band, African drumming,  pep band, and sports programs, so I can’t complain.  My daughter is in Driver’s Ed, and I’m happy about that, but it requires lots of extra running.  We’re involved at our church, which we feel is essential.  Etc. etc. etc.

What to do?  When to do it? I NEED ME TIME!  I NEED ART TIME!  I feel like if I don’t create something soon, I’m going to explode.  I can find time for everything else, but maybe I don’t have my creativity needs high enough on the priority list.  If it is essential to my mental health, it needs to be addressed.  It is a matter of discipline on my part, I’m afraid, which has never been my strong suit.  I need to expect my children to take on more household responsibilities, too.  I am very lax about that.  I am going to try to do better so I can unleash some of my supressed inspiration.  I need to to stay sane!

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