Friday, January 6, 2012
We are home now after being away for the holidays and I see the new year as full of potential. Just like I see this bowl of beads as full of potential. Who knows what they will become. In many ways I feel that way about this new start in 2012. What will 2012 become?
Last year was so full of change. We moved our daughter in law and grand daughter to Ft Campbell. My son came home after being away for a very long year. Our daughter moved to Dallas. We moved to North Carolina. My mother died. Peter started a new job. How does that stack up on one of the life stress scales?
But this year I am looking forward to feeling more settled. More able to see the potential in each day. I don't have grand plans or many goals for the year. I've set that aside and decided to concentrate more on each day as it unfolds.
I've cleared away some impending chaos in the studio and am back to work. It goes slowly. Sometimes for me it is hard to pick back up and go again after being away. But maybe I'm just not ready. My daughter flies in this afternoon. I don't want a lot of work hanging around in my studio. I haven't seen her in 6 months. I just want savor the time we have together.
Those beads are all glazed now and cooling in the kiln. I'll open it with my daughter this afternoon. We haven't opened a kiln together in years.
My last knitting project of the year....a wee little pair of baby booties just waiting to be filled. I've been holding this knowledge close to my heart for a while now. We'll have a new grand baby this summer. Tammy is just starting show a little bit of baby tummy. It's beautiful and she and my son are so in love with this baby already. We all are. What great potential the new year holds.
Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful 2012!
Posted by SummersStudio at 7:09 AM