Tick Tock Tick Tock… Time keeps passing by and I keep thinking I’ll have time to post in the morning and then some emergency pops up in the studio. So much has changed just from my last post. We know are settled into a new studio outside of my home. It’s been 19 days and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. My home is all ours now. I’m sitting in my new study… Not a computer in the house. Last weekend I didn’t look at a computer once! No more work at all hours of the day.
If you’ve been reading for a bit you may remember in the fall I had a wee bit of a leg injury. Well, that lovely leg injury is still here with me. And it looks like it may be here forever since my doctors like to use the word extensive as much as possible. Forever that’s a bit of time. It may get better. The specialists tells me most people learn to live with it and over TIME it will get better. Frustrating beyond all means… you bet. Although, this little bump in the road has helped me re-evaluate life.
So many things I want to do and that little voice in my head always says ok well you can do that when you reach this point, when you reach this age, tomorrow you can do that tomorrow. Do you want to do things that you keep putting off? I always pictured that I would wake up early in the morning and paint, or do yoga, or write a post. I would listen to relaxing music out on my porch and read a book. I would enjoy my garden and paint all day. I can count the time I’ve been able to do these things on one hand. My regular doctor pointed that when she asked what do I do just for myself. That’s right folks time keeps clicking by at a pretty good clip. If you don’t keep up you miss out on so much.
One other thing I realized in these last 19 days was something so silly that made me have a slight melt down. I spent one day relaxing in a hot bath and I have some magazines near the bath for bubble time. I would normally read a business magazine but this time I picked up an old Martha Stewart and was thumbing threw it when I saw this recipe I wanted to do for different pastas. I had gotten a pasta machine for Christmas and had bookmarked these recipes I had wanted to make. It seemed like yesterday. Flipped it around to see the date. It was May alright…. May 2007. That’s right that magazine was in my bath bubble bin for 6 years!! Snap! Snap! Snap! My synapsis did a big snap!
That’s my story on how time flys by and please take it from me take some time for yourself! Hopefully, I’ll be blogging more in the coming weeks and months. You definitely will be seeing my adventure with vegetable pasta! Also, this girl can’t do it all. So we recently linked up with Emily Taylor from BiminiCrickets across the pond. So keep your eye out for Emily’s articles. She’ll be contributing some antique articles in the coming weeks.
Emily Taylor is the owner of Biminicrickets, a shop on Etsy. Etsy.com is a marketplace for handmade goods, vintage items, and supplies for making. Biminicrickets sells a fabulous English collection of antiques and vintage goodies: art, ceramics, jewelry, fashion, accessories, souvenirs and collectables. Styles include Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian, mid century and retro kitsch modern.