Today was a luxury. Except for a quick trip to the post office first thing this morning, I stayed in my workroom all day and played.
The goal for the day was to make lots of earrings to build the inventory for upcoming shows. It was the first time in a long while that I've spent the whole day with beads in my hands, and it felt GOOD!
Spent the day listening to NPR, spent the evening watching some football (Roll Tide!), and let the fun flow. It was incredibly satisfying. Being able to spend every day, all day, doing this is my absolute fantasy. Maybe some day when the kids are out of college and we've downsized...or when monkeys fly outta my butt...in the meantime, I adore every moment I can spend making jewelry.
If a little time this morning was spent excavating my work table in order to make jewelry (I'll admit it, I didn't put everything away -- I just moved it off the table so I had room to work!), tomorrow has to be spent excavating the rest of the house. Serious cleaning has to be done in preparation for some dear friends' visit next weekend. If they walked in the house today, they'd run screaming in horror. I will close and lock the door to my workroom -- I don't know CPR, and I'd need it if my friends happened to see the site of beady explosion...
And if I can get the cleaning done quickly, maybe I can spend some more time at the bead table when I'm done. Now there's an incentive to bust out the vacuum cleaner and Endust!