May 26

Where things stand

I’ve been so anxious to return to blogging and am finally taking the time to catch up here. Thank you all so much for the comments, emails, and expressions of sympathy for my mom. It is not only tough to lose her, but there has been a perfect storm of other personal issues and family issues that I’m dealing with right now. I still try to count my blessings every day and just be grateful for everything that comes into my life — good and bad. Even the unpleasant things that happen provide some rich learning experiences.

Thankful thing #1 – I’m learning to reach out more, ask for help more often, and stay connected to people who care about me.

Thankful thing #2 – I finished my (2) classes earlier this month!

Ceramics Final

In addition to Texas Government (an online class), I also took Ceramics I for a visual and performing arts credit. It was challenging (not nearly as easy as it looks), but very rewarding. The photo above is from my final — and included several required techniques and projects as well as a critical essay about Ai Weiwei.

Thankful thing #3 – More time working at the shop — it’s instantly calming to walk in and see (and touch!) yarn and fiber, and to spend time with friends.

There are some changes brewing that will involve my engaging more with my blog readers, friends, and like-minded fiber fanatics. I hope to share more soon. (Hint: It might involve occasional videos).

Thank you, as always, for reading my blog and for sticking around!



  1. Andi says:

    Was glad to see your post. Sorry to hear about the perfect storm. Why is it sometimes that when it rains it pours? Well done you love on looking for things to be grateful for during these really hard times. I know that you will come out better than when you went it. Sending you love!

  2. O-CHICA says:

    Glad to hear from you again. Love the 6-pc coffee cups at the center of the pic. They look like each other, but no two of them are the same. Just like siblings.

  3. erin says:

    Glad to hear that you are well and standing strong in the midst of the storm. Congrats on finishing your classes – ceramics looks fun 🙂

  4. Maria says:

    Very happy to see you back….take time….

  5. Tamara says:

    Glad to hear your doing better and staying positive!

  6. jody says:

    there are no words to properly express the sympathy for your loss. i will say though that your glass half full approach to managing your emotions is so healthy and smart. just give yourself time and expect a few setbacks. the important thing is that you’re healing.

    i lost my dad in 1990 so i went through what you’re experiencing. it does get better. i promise.


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