Friday, October 06, 2006

Bogged down in blog land

Yesterday, I started my morning as I usually do. Cup of coffe in hand, at the computer, checking my e-mail and the blogs. I had several things on my mind, one of which is teaching an adult arts/crafts class. Going into blogland was not the place! I visited photography blogs, sewing blogs, quilting, crafting, scrapbooking, and more! Each one is a specialized, focused place. I, on the other hand, do not focus in one area. I saw incredible works of creativity using fabric, plastic, needles, hooks, and you name it! I viewed beautiful, organized workrooms. I checked out Flickr pools that amazed me. It brought me down but yet I couldn't tear myself away! It was like watching an accident. And I came away exhausted, frustrated, and anything but inspired or full of creativity.

It's all about balance. Finding that fine point where you can be, peace amidst chaos. My Handsome Prince went to see his Orthopeadic Oncologist for his yearly exam (14 years running). After years of being clean, they have found a spot on his lung. Now we are waiting. Finding that balance. Wondering who to tell, what to say, but really there is nothing to say because we don't know. Now he is making appointments for full body scans, consultations with Cardiothoracic surgeon, and possible surgery. And we wait.

We are ok. We have found our balance. The girls are good, as they should be. We just have another issue in our lives to deal with. It is up to us to find the balance in which to deal with it. So, unlike yesterday, I am not going to get bogged down in blogland. I'm going to go into my own corner of creativity and come out with some ideas. Sometimes that wide spectrum is just too much, don't you think?

6 comments:

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Yes,,, to much creative input I think is overload and then that creates nothing.... :O)....

I wish the best results on all you guys medical stuff...its scarey stuff...but I am hoping for the best :O) for you guys on all that! :O)....

Denise Wheeler said...

Dana, I followed a link to your blog from My Quilt Dream (Simonetta). What a wonderful writer you are! I also am overloaded sometimes by all the wonderful blogs out there.

I am hoping for the best for your Prince Charming. I am going through the same thing but with my mom. Hang in there.

Take comfort in your crafting and relax for a few minutes (maybe hours) everyday doing something you love.

Come visit my blog (that I need to update) sometime. www.joyisquilting.blogspot.com

Sincerely,

Denise

Anonymous said...

Dana,
You are surrounded by a great cloud of saints who love all of you and are offerting prayers each day. You are all remarkable people and the rest of us look to you, all of you, for wisdom and courage.

Your loving father,

jojo* said...

Yup. I can relate to blog overload. It can be overstimulating sometimes.

Hoping for good news for your hubby!!

weirdbunny said...

I often get really annoyed with the blogs out there when I see all their wonderful stuff compared to mine. I then console myself with the realsim that they've probably all got a degree in fine art, ceramics, knitting, sewing and general craft making. Where as I have 3 Gcse's in english language , english literature and history. Hardly the comparison and not much to come out of school with either! Oh well so is life.

Sorry to here about the whole lung thing. Praying that it will turn out to be something of nothing.

All my love - Julia (weirdbunny)

weirdbunny said...

Sorry had to do the above comment in other, as I typed it in normal blogger, rather than blogger beta, sorry!! confusion rains as I've only just woke up !!