Ups and Downs...

Up...

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you get some good news one day that makes you feel great, then a couple of days later nothing seems to work out right? Well...that is way things have been for me for the past week.

Well, I haven't decided whether I should celebrate, but I'm very excited that an Arkansas magazine is going to feature Arkansas Artists on Etsy in an article and I am one of the artists that they want to include! Well, I shipped my items to them today, but I don't want to get my hopes up, or too excited, because the way things have been going, I don't want to jinx it! I will give more information when I know its going to print with my name and pictures of my art in it!

Down...

But since I got that good news, I decided to make some new pieces to send to the magazine. Well, normally the clay tiles that I made take a while to dry completely. Well I tried to rush it and unfortunately that did not work out. The tiles were very cute! I was really proud of them! But when I opened the kiln, my excitement changed to disappointment. The tiles were broken into pieces. That means they weren't completely dry when they were fired. So, I will have to redo them, but unfortunately it will be too late for the magazine article.

Up...

The kids came home for Easter weekend. My daughter brought the dogs. The new puppy has grown alot since the last trip! He's still an active puppy, but he is becoming more loveable and a little more calm. My daughter volunteered to cook a meal Saturday for us and the in-laws. It turned out very well. The lasagna rolls and the chicken rolls (not sure what they were called) turned out very good. It was the first time she cooked both recipes, but they both turned out excellent! I'm getting very used to others cooking for me! My husband has always had certain dishes that he cooked, especially Italian dishes (he's part Italian), but since he is home more at night, he has become the main cook around here and it is OKAY with me! Gives me more time in the studio, which is always good!

Down...

This weekend, I was simply walking down the hall when my knee popped and locked up. Well that has happened before, but this time it started to swell up...alot. It seemed different this time. So I went to the Doctor today and he seems to think I tore some cartilage. I'm not sure how long that will take to get better. The up to that is that it doesn't keep me from doing my art! If I was a jogger or a leg model or something, I would be up a creek! haha



Well enough babbling for today. I'm not complaining about the ups and downs. The ups are definitely appreciated and enjoyed. And the Ups are so good after experiencing the downs! So I guess they all balance out. I took some pictures of some new pieces that I will be listing in my new Etsy shop. But I want to get more things finished before I open up the new shop or post them. So I will leave that for another post.



So how do you deal with lifes ups and downs?
~Beth

Comments

  1. Hi Beth...certainly sounds like you are having a good dose of ups and downs. Off the top of my head, I would say that I handle them by being grateful. When things are up, I am very mindful of how blessed I am and when things are down, I focus on just how blessed I am.

    May the rest of your week be filled with ups and more ups!

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  2. Ouch! I hope your knee heals sooner than later!

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  3. Thanks Teresa! I hope that you have a blessed week too!

    Hi Sunny. I do too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. ups and downs, downs and ups, whatever is going on, it's all good to me. they're both gifts. both have lessons: gratitude and courage. it's good to share with friends. thanks for sharing. i'm glad you're my friend.

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  5. You are so right Fannie! We all need those lessons, don't we? Thanks for your words of wisdom.

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