Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Try To Find Some Balance...

Do you ever feel as if you just have too many things going, and that something was just going to have to come to a screeching halt so you can jump off the merry-go-round or die of centrifugal force?

For the past week I've had an on-and-off again ear ache...something that is new to me. I wasn't concerned as I didn't really think I was going to go deaf. But finally, it got so bad I went to the doctor. I always hate having doctors look in my ears - I'm so afraid that the q-tip missed something and my mother is going to die of humiliation.
It turns out that I have a nasty ear infection, requiring three medications. One of them is eardrops. I've never had eardrops before. I find them most unpleasant. There is one positive thing about it, however; with all the antibiotics, my skin is porcelain clear. Who knew there could be an upside to painful ear aches?...although, I guess this could be an example of 'no pain no gain.' I asked the doctor what could have caused it, so I could avoid it in the future. He asked if I swim (which I do at the gym), because public pools are a major reason for ear infections. So, from now on, I'm the one wearing ear plugs. I'm sure I'll be the only one not bathing with my ears au naturel - but I'm not going through this again!
And I have been busy trying to get some work finished up. I've created a few tussie mussies for my Etsy shop and a teensy tiny 4" square minature Marie Antoinette theatre. I got inspired by Joy and Gabriella and their week-long 'toinette fete - not that it takes much to get me excited about making something Marie-inspired! I will post pictures later ... my camera has died and I must recharge the battery.

Some friends have asked us to go camping...which is something I used to love to do! However, in my dotage, I find that my idea of roughing it is not having turn-down service. Now, if I could count on our campground looking something like this little bohemian artists' campout, I might very well change my mind. However, I believe it's far more likely that our site would be Coleman-inspired.

I'm going to leave you with this wonderful photo I found. I will bet that after John Michael left town to live in New York, the church Christmas pageants were just never the same.

Okay - make something beautiful - or even something ordinary to get your juices flowing! Just make something!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥


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