Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Day of My Birth and Other Musings


Another nasty day today. First came the snow. Now comes the freezing rain. Thank goodness the office was closed so that I did not have to go out. Today is, after all, my birthday.

Yes folks, I am officially one year older. I thought it was traumatic last year when I turned 60 but turning 61 is no easier. I am starting to feel like I have to rush to finish things and get things done before I either go blind or forget who I am. It is kind of funny how when you are young you never think of these things. But as you get older, well......

Every single birthday as far back as I can remember, I get sick. I have old photos of me and a birthday cake sick in bed. So of course I have a bad cold today.

I did manage to organize some beads this morning. I can’t tell you how many times I have done this. I like to keep them in plastic bins so that I can carry them from room to room. Believe it or not,  there is simply no room in my studio for beading. Between the metal clay, the computer, the printer and the scanner, the exercise bike, jewelry tools. You name it! Plus all my paintings, of course, stuffed into every corner.

I tried leaving the beads in the small plastic bags they come in but they are really hard to see that way.
So then I bought these lovely Amac boxes at The Container Store. They work really well. I will have to get more though because I have way too many beads!

I may work a bit today on my March BJP. Then again, I may take a break. I really want to try my hand at Triz’s bracelet pattern. I don’t usually buy patterns but I really want to learn how to make a sturdy, bead embroidered bracelet. I haven’t given up totally on the jewelry making. I just need to try something besides making earrings all the time.

Then again maybe I’ll just sit and watch the birds today. It is, after all, my birthday isn't it?

10 comments:

Filamental said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthththday to you,
Happy Birththttthhhday dear Roberta, Happy Birthday to YOU!
Hope you feel better soon and can enjoy your special day!
What is the image at the tope of this post?

Xoxo Bobbie

Roberta said...

Thank you Bobbie! That is the temple right across the street from my house. I see it every day but I added one of Kim's textures to my photo and suddenly it didn't look quite as ordinary as usual. Love those textures of hers!

Lidia said...

Happy Birthday Roberta! Hope you have a great day and a happy and creative year ahead. BTW - love the texture on that image.

Faye said...

Happy birthday!

I know just what you mean about time seeming to
'count more' ~ A bit sad, but then again a bit wonderful in that time is more dear and with that perhaps better valued and enjoyed?!

Beautiful picture & texture.

Happy happy watch the birds-day (sorry couldn't resist, lol) Or do(ing) whatever makes you smile day to you Roberta!

Hugs
Faye

Lynn said...

Pretty neat that your birthday is 2-2. That's fun! Sorry to hear you have a bad cold, that's definitely NOT fun :( Enjoy the day whatever you decide to do! After all, it IS your birthday......

I hear you on the never-ending organizing of beads. sigh.

Robbie said...

Happy, happy BD!!! Hope you did enjoy your day doing what you wanted to do and not what you had to do!!

montucky said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a pleasant one!

Judy Lovell said...

Happy Birthday Roberta!!
I'm sorry I missed it yesterday, feel better and best wishes to you.

Roberta said...

Thank you everyone for you kind wishes!

beth said...

i missed it.
happy birthday to youuuuuuuu !!!