Thursday, January 14, 2010
Oddities and Some Great Finds!
Lost in space and time and a strong sense that I have no idea what is going on in the world, or in my own world. Being pulled in so many directions these days, so many who need my time and attention, and deserve all I can give to them. It is a different level of fatigue...it is mental fatigue, not so much physical.
I messed up a breakfast date by not calling back, made a hat that was horrific in color--(tried to put lime green and purple together--unsuccessfully, I might add!) though very good texture and had to over dye it to save it (shown here on this entry), went to Goodwill to look for silk scarves and found a bunch with great colors and designs for .99 each. I also found a plastic bracelet that just needed to come home to be felted. I wanted to try it for one of those classes that could be easily used when teaching children. It took little time to felt. Actually beading it took longer than felting it. However, I do think it would work well with kids. Would be a fun thing to teach for gift giving for Mother's Day.
It's been bitter cold for several weeks, but we've had a warming trend the past couple of days. After my morning walk I pulled into the drive way to find this huge 4 foot icicle hanging from the utility wire that runs from our house to the street, and it was right above where I step out of the car. It must have formed around the wire as it clung to our house, but then with the warming, it broke off from the house and slid down the wire, dangling right above my head! Decide to park on the street until it melted and dropped off. It finally did today. If it didn't kill me, it would have done damage to the car. It was just weird to see this huge icicle hanging from a wire.
I am having a small glass of wine and then heading off to bed. Tomorrow is another over-filled day of appointments, orders to fill, products to order, family and friends to love, prayers to offer for so many in Haiti, those who need help, those who are providing help. I watched the news on this tonight and the despair in Haiti is incredible. I cannot help but wonder about the children and how many are without family. It breaks my heart.