Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just Playing


Every once in a while I think it is good for the soul to just go with what you feel like doing. That was me today. I have heaps of things I 'should' be doing, none of which I really felt like doing. It felt better to take some of my newly made components like that etched leaf pendant and do something with it. It's a tiny pendant, barely 20 mm in diameter.


There are all sorts of bits and pieces scattered across my work surface today. I spent a lot of the day wrapping up components and tinkering. The truth is I feel distracted. I spoke with my son today which is always a treat, even though that connection between here and Afghanistan is a little weird. He sounds so excited and happy with the wedding coming up. That makes me pleased. On the other hand, he told me he's the senior medic on patrols three days a week now. Even he will talk about how dangerous it is. I try not to worry but it's hard not to knowing that each time he goes out they are at risk. Most of the time they are fired on. Most of the time they face IEDs. Sometimes it's worse than other times. Sometimes there are no injuries. I felt much better when he was in side the wall on his base.


Remember Alice? She's my deployment dog. She came home with us at 8 weeks of age, the day my son deployed to Iraq a couple of years ago. She is almost 3 and very naughty because her mummy held her in her lap for two months. See that blur in the bottom right of the photo. That's her happy tail.  How can one not smile when you've got a dog who gets happy from tail to nose?

14 comments:

Studio Sylvia said...

Sometimes it’s better to go with the flow than resist. That etched pendant is lovely. Wishing your son safety and happiness.

SueBeads said...

You are right, how can you not be happy when you see that face??? LIke your stuff out on your table! I love taking days "off"! Good luck to your son - I think of him and pray for him!

mairedodd said...

glad you had something to do with your hands while your mind was not at ease... i think of your son very often... stay excited about the wedding - it must be nice to hear him talk about it! and alice is adorable -

Mary Newton Designs said...

Sometimes ya just gotta play. Thinking of you and your son and his safety.

Silver Parrot said...

Gosh, I don't know how you do it - you and your son are just wonderful. Special prayers that he continues to be safe.

On a lighter note, that leaf pendant is yummy! I love what you did with it and that you got a chance to play!

Judy said...

I love to putter, having no plans or direction, it is good for the soul.
Glad you heard from your son, I keep him in my thoughts and pray he will be safe.
I love Alice...she is precious and one happy girl!

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love the leaf pendant, it is so cool! Go with the flow and do what you want, that is what I say!
I am thinking safe thoughts at your son! I know it is hard with him over there. I have several friends over in Iraq and Afganistan right now and I worry about them all the time. It is great that he is so excited about the wedding!
Love the photo of Alice and the happy tail! Don't you just wish you could wiggle like dogs sometimes to show how happy you are?
Take care!

Marie Cramp said...

Great necklace!! I was just thinking of going and making something using one of your pendants! :)
Have a great rest of the week!

Hugs
Marie

sharon said...

Alice is such a dollbaby! Hugs to her!

Also hugs to you, strength, peace and courage. I pray for all of you, and I hope everything continues to go smoothly.

kelleysbeads said...

Amen to taking a break and doing what you want to be doing. And to happy tailed dogs that make us smile :)

Pearl and Pebble said...

Alice is a sweetie for sure!!!I love your discs. The patterns are fabulous. I recognize some of them from your sweet little sketches on the tags that come with your beads. And hey, whatever it takes to find a little peace! If you run out of ideas, my side bar has a recipe for the drink of the day. Sometimes that helps too:)

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hang in there lit'l sister. Try to think and live only in the moment, and greet each moment with a bit of positive karma. Remember that the past has been taken care of the future will be there for you to conquer when it becomes the present. Be happy for this present moment for this moment is your life.:)
Remember you are not alone out there we are here. For in truth you have become a great inspiration to us.

Giving you the Vulcan hand greeting and wishing you to live long and prosper ;) Well you don't really belive I can stay serious for very much longer do you?? Besides it's good to see you smile!!

Love to you little Sister!!!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hang in there lit'l sister. Try to think and live only in the moment, and greet each moment with a bit of positive karma. Remember that the past has been taken care of the future will be there for you to conquer when it becomes the present. Be happy for this present moment for this moment is your life.:)
Remember you are not alone out there we are here. For in truth you have become a great inspiration to us.

Giving you the Vulcan hand greeting and wishing you to live long and prosper ;) Well you don't really belive I can stay serious for very much longer do you?? Besides it's good to see you smile!!

Love to you little Sister!!!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hang in there lit'l sister. Try to think and live only in the moment, and greet each moment with a bit of positive karma. Remember that the past has been taken care of the future will be there for you to conquer when it becomes the present. Be happy for this present moment for this moment is your life.:)
Remember you are not alone out there we are here. For in truth you have become a great inspiration to us.

Giving you the Vulcan hand greeting and wishing you to live long and prosper ;) Well you don't really belive I can stay serious for very much longer do you?? Besides it's good to see you smile!!

Love to you little Sister!!!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.