Skipping Stones

Wow.  Today has been a great day.  Hubby essentially gave me the day off by taking care of kidlet today.  I got pictures dumped off the camera onto the computer and a couple edited.  I finished curing my jewelry pendants and although they didn’t come out like I had hoped, it was a test run, and a good one.  I got 3 canvases prepped and one collage done.  I haven’t gotten a chance to work on this many of “my” projects in at least over a year.  I’m feeling really well.  I’ll have pics here tomorrow, as my camera’s SD Card and my computer are not liking each other at the moment.
Speaking of tomorrow, as we were sitting down to supper tonight, the phone rings.  I thought, “So help me God, if this is another Call from the Republicans….” I look at our caller ID which read my work number.  I answer to hear my boss telling me that I don’t need to come in tomorrow because essentially she can’t afford to have me there tomorrow, but she will pay me for 3 hours of work I can do from home for the business website, and she finished the conversation letting me know that I would see her on Monday as usual.  Wow.  I’ve been working there 6 years, and this has never happened nor have I ever heard of it happening before.  I wonder if I need to start looking for a web-based side job…anyone hiring?
So, I guess this leaves me with time tomorrow.  I guess I’ll clean the house after I drop kidlet off at daycare and I’ll do yard work in the afternoon.  Or maybe I’ll just drink all day.  (Kidding!)
I’ve wrapped up Chpt. 4 of my Floral Design Course.  I’m at a 96% and am waiting for my next shipment to come in which will give me what I need for Chpts. 5-9.  For as many “irons in the fire” as I have right now, I feel more productive than ever. 
In the meantime, it’s time for me to nod off….

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Falling into Another Dream

Two Days after my “Leap of Faith,” I have taken another.  I am once again a college student-of sorts.  This time without the parties and the extra-curricular activities.–Which will probably help A LOT.
My loan payment came in yesterday and last night I signed up with Ashworth University to get my diploma in Floral Design.  It will take me about 6-9 months to complete, but will be completely worth it.  Also, I’m happy that my boss isn’t helping me pay for it (not that she offered).  I simply mean that this is MY education to take anywhere and because I paid for it, I don’t have an obligation to anyone in the future. 
Plus, I can do this no matter what age I am and no matter where life takes us/me.  I’m happy. 

After I finish my Diploma in Floral Design, I’m debating going for my Diploma in Jewelry Design and Repair.  I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. 
On a different note, one of my High School classmates passed away this week at the age of 27.  I never really knew him well.  I just knew of him.  Which is another lesson my new book “Life is a Verb” teaches.  Not to look beyond people or see through them.  It pays to make the effort to get to know them because you never know what they may bring to your life.  Good to know for the present and the future.
Speaking of getting to others, I told my co-workers about my jump Thurs.  One told me that she wouldn’t do it because if she had a little girl and a job she would be worried about hurting herself and not being able to work and who would help with the child.  I don’t know what to think.  I mean, this is the best I’ve felt about my life EVER, and I certainly don’t mean any thoughtlessness towards my family and my Hubby has been cool with us doing what we have.  He’s my partner and if he thought it was irresponsible there is no way I would do it.  In the meantime, I’m left with this question.  Do I hold back and put the things I want to do on hold in order to stay safe for kidlet?  One part of my now feels guilty, but the other part also knows I can be perfectly safe jumping from a 6 Story Tower and perish in a car accident on my way to get groceries.  So, what do you think? 
Finally, here are some pics from our fall here.  Hope you enjoy!

Be Different

Be Different

 

 

Kidlet Chasing Rowdy on a Fall Day

Kidlet Chasing Rowdy on a Fall Day

 

Hubby & I

Hubby & I

 

Ready to Rock n' Roll

Ready to Rock n' Roll