Well yesterday’s “major winter snow” was not so much in the major amount of snow category, but it had enough “mixed precip” in it to make a “major mess and headache” sort of situation. What’s not to like about deep slush, freezing stuff on trees, freezing stuff on top of snow on trees, followed by a goodly amount of wind? Jolly.
As far as I could tell, we did not lose power last night, for which I am grateful. We’ve had a few snowfalls since the big icestorm in December and each one brings down more of the damaged trees and branches. Lots of brush and cover for small critters, more openings in the canopy to allow light and growth of ground-level plants. The natural order of change. Nature moves in when there’s an opening.
Despite bad weather, slop, ice, snow, cars seem to move in when there’s something that could be construed as an opening. One cut in between me (the last car in the string) and the car in front of me….. while I was going along at a goodly enough clip on slop that well, stopping suddenly not so much an option. silly driver. But that’s a rant for a different time and blog.
First off Happy Birthday to Mom and Dad – our end of January kids! Nature brought some weather to celebrate Mom’s birthday today – last week we had to settle for lasagna to celebrate Dad’s day. Another year older and wiser? Every year you seem especially wiser to me! Love you both!
And second, happy birthday to a new idea, maybe a new thought, perhaps a new direction in quilting? I’m going to leave it at that for now while I roll it around in my head, savoring that hmmmmm what if moment.
Soon I’ll be learning some new software. Some of it will be updated versions of things I’ve used previously. Some will be all-new to me. When I will do this is a completely separate issue.
However, I’ve been looking online for tutorial info as well as looking at the range of book products that are out there and the info available is vast. That’s not to mention the built-in help that comes with software and on accompanying CDs.
This has made me a little more aware of some of the phrases I read daily: “I wish…” “I want to set up a…” “Can I…” Wishing, wanting and wondering if you can is all good. What’s often underneath those thoughts is the infamous “a miracle happens here” thinking. Sometimes it’s not too far underneath either!
So more like “I wish I would wake up and my business would have an award-winning website with shopping cart.” Or, “Can I get you or someone else to set that up for free while I watch or think of other things?” Or my favorite, “I’m an artist so why do I have to think about that, what did you call it, marketing plan?”
It’s ok. Just a small rant. I read all this stuff all the time all over the web. Wish away. And then, maybe a google search or trip to your local bookstore. You can do it. I have every faith.
Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know....Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. – George Kneller