Thursday, April 01, 2010
First of all, my apologies to dial up users. I took a boat load of photos and just couldn't show you any less than what is here!! LOOK AT THESE BEADS!! I just want to swim in a pool of them. These are all the "plaid" beads needed for my Framed class. Online registration is closed, but you can still register at the show and there are still spots available! If you are any where near King Of Prussia PA, come see me!! I will be doing a book signing at the Interweave booth on Friday and a demo too. Plus I will be at Meet The Teachers Friday night. Wow, just a week away! I can hardly believe it.
So, um, you probably won't be able to tell by this post, but I am not feeling so talkative right now. I am about to babble on for several minutes so I am sure it doesn't seem that way to you, but seriously... me no talky.
Monday I told y'all how I was feeling like crud, well, I still very much am. When I get down on myself, I tend to get quiet. It has been really nice to be distracted by this big bead project. Rather than feeling cruddy and avoiding life by spending more time than I should on the web, I am in my studio sitting at my flame making beads for hours on end. Much healthier, yes, than the web addiction but it really isn't making me *feel* better about myself. I am a little too caught up in my head.
So while in my own head recently, I decided that it is time to take control. Think up some analogy with a girl being in a wagon/cart/chariot type thing that represents her life and it just going along any random path at all different speeds and she is just sitting there in the back wondering why the hell she gets so motion sick. Yeah... so the girl = me, the chariot = my life, and the motion sickness = the crud I feel lately. I can feel something changing right now. Or rather, like it could change right now. I need to make some choices. I need either accept that my life is out of my control and quit complaining about it or I need to quit complaining and take control of things. It's really hard to explain what I mean, I dunno. Add to the analogy some bit about reins being used be the said girl in the back and you'll know what I mean.
It really is all physical. I am not taking good enough care of my body and it is letting me know. So I started with the coffee this week and that is going good. I haven't had a cup of coffee since Sunday. And the headaches aren't so bad now. I will probably still have coffee from time to time, don't get me wrong, I love the taste of it. It just won't be daily anymore. Next to go is soda. This shouldn't be so hard. We don't drink much soda, it is just that recently, it has been finding its way into our shopping cart more often than it should. So, no soda, more water.
You know me and "Carrie" right? We'll she wanted in on the action too. We all know how she likes round numbers, lol. This being the 1st of the month, it is prefect timing for a personal challenge. (Yeah, I let her pick the date.) I haven't been running much the past few weeks. Not running much = not at all. Ugh. I could go on about some knee pain and swelling I have been having, and my shoulder pain from too much torching, but they are just excuses. I am giving myself a personal challenge to run everyday this month! I don't know if it will work while I am in PA next week, but I am gonna try. I will be packing leggings and a sports bra in hopes that they have a gym in that massive hotel. Being the visual person I am, I am starting a weight journal too. Now, I know it isn't about the number, and I really truly feel strongly about that, but I do want to *see* that I am making some progress. So, each morning, when I wake up, I will weight myself and jot it down. I am kinda curious what I can do in a month of no coffee, no soda, and running everyday. If it is really good, lol, I will tell ya. Plus, I am hoping that saying that 'it takes three weeks to form a habit" will make me get into a better habit of regular exercise.
Alright, enough babbling. Thanks for lasting this long! I am guessing it is the bead photos that got you through the babble. I am all good with that, LOL. BUT, I should be beading!! I have soooo much work to do!! Here is a little sneak peak at the next round of beads.