It is so interesting how perspectives change. In the past, I had to run miles and miles, then work really really hard to have a good day.
People would avoid me if I didn't get to exercise. I would be so very antsy. It was annoying.
NOW, if I get an hour of uninterrupted NPR, or even better, an episode of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, I am content.
IF I get to sew while listening to above program, I am practically giddy.
If by any lucky chance I get to meander through our meadow with my three cute boys, I have arrived.
Really, when all is said and done, I am content with a bath and a book.
Am I alone in this? I don't think so. It seems all of my friends that find themselves with little ones feel the same. Here is to this moment in our lives when taking a shower can make a day! Oh, it is just the simple things.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
So, did it work out Jenna?
Dang, she doesn't have it yet.
I have to wait even longer to know.
I always have a time period when I am unsettled. After I see the wedding picts or when I receive a call or letter about the dress, well, then I can calm down and know it was a good thing. So to all of you who have called and thanked me, you really have no idea how happy that makes me. Thank you.
I now know that others feel the same way. My sister Rhonda is an incredible painter.
(This is where I should insert a picture of a painting she has done. Unfortunately I don't have one. Sorry, I am a seamstress, not a blogger.)
Out of fear, she waited to ship a painting off for weeks to the person who she sold it to. Once she sent it and didn't instantly hear back, she had all sorts of things going through her head. I remember when the woman did call her back and was SO excited, then my sister could feel ecstatic about the situation.
Am I weird, or do all of you other creative types out there understand this? Do you understand that the more unrest you feel makes seeing the success even that much better? It is about the high you get when someone loves something you have created. It is about coming together and designing something that is beautiful and that IS the bride.
Or, in the end, this blog entry could be all about the Fray Check I inhaled while making the flowers.
It is probably that.
Here's to you, Jenna, hope your wedding is delightful and so much fun! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do a flower skirt!