How does this happen? I had all good intentions.
As 2012 ended, my books were up to date. I even had my inventory done and finished all the dreaded end of year stuff for the accountant.
I was looking forward to the empty days that stretched ahead to organize the shop and give it a good cleaning. A few soapy experiments were in the works.
There were plans for the house... with three dogs now in residence, there are always floors to be cleared.
And after all the wild abandon of holiday eating, I could hardly wait to get back on my wheat/sugar free diet. The diet started well, but that seemed to be all the good intentions I could muster up! I decided it was just the low energy that comes for a couple of days with no sugar, but the energy (and resolve) didn't return.
I would awaken with thoughts of the things I would do that day - and then I would somehow manage to avoid them... In my stupor, I did work of a new cuff bracelet and finally finished it a day or two ago.
The focal is a beautiful square hematite cabochon surrounded by silver seed beads and the cuff features silver fresh water pearls, hematite stars and leaves. I have been imagining this cuff for a long time and was happy to see it turn out the way I imagined.
Meanwhile, we are almost through January and the diet has even fallen by the wayside. But, today I seem to be seeing some light at the end of this dreadful tunnel.
This issue of the magazine is just about finished and I was trying to decide what to do first....
It seems someone in Spain managed to use my business debit card to make a sizable purchase which my bank has declined to cover. Because I now find that this is at the discretion of each bank, I need to make a few phone calls to decide who will be getting my business when I switch accounts after 25 years. We switched to this small local bank all those years ago when our big bank began treating us like a number. Now they seem to have followed in their footsteps.
I have been putting this off and I think once I get past it, I may have more enthusiasm for the rest.
I may even manage to get back to the torch!