I am a beader. I make beautiful earrings and necklaces. I'm going to give Lene Hessner and Becky Steritz a run for their money!
THIS IS GOING TO BE A TRUE STATEMENT BY OCTOBER 2012.
I really want to learn how to make my own jewelry. But, as usual, I got the cart before the horse last Saturday and decided to buy some beads. I actually decided to buy ONE bead for "my collection". (My collection of zero.)
Donna thought I had gone insane. We went to the bead store where I soon learned that it's difficult to buy one bead, so THE-NEW-ME-WHO-TRIES-TO-THINK-BEFORE-ACTING didn't buy any.
It was a watershed moment. A turning point in my personality development. A miracle.
Of course, I did have Donna, one of my rocks, with me. She's seen the spontaneous I-want-to-do-this-and-I-want-to-do-it-now behavior before. In fact, though she won't admit it, she's been an active participant.
A few years ago, Donna and I saw a friend's set of beautiful wine glasses decorated with thick wire and flat marbles.
That night, we went to Hobby Lobby and bought wine glasses, flat marbles, wire, and wire cutters.
Approximately three years later, I threw the flat marbles into my rock garden and just pulled the wine glasses out of the box and started using them. The wire and wire cutters went to wherever lost single socks, my grandmother's wedding ring, and my Cinderella watch from when I was five live.
Last Christmas, I decided to crochet mufflers for Tyler and Donna. (Now, I have to stop at this point and ask you, do you call the long crocheted or knitted things you put around your neck in the winter a muffler or a scarf? I grew up calling it a muffler. Barb Barber won't quit correcting me and giving me grief about it.)
Anyway, I bought nice soft brown yarn for Tyler's muffler, beautiful sparkly black yarn for Donna's muffler, and three different sizes of crochet needles.
Then, I realized that I didn't know how to crochet.
So, in my closet is the Hobby Lobby bag with the yarn and needles. Just waiting for someone who knows what they're doing.
What does this have to do with eating?
I am a starter of things.
I start craft projects.
I start gardens.
I start budgets.
I start diaries.
I start diets.
I start exercise plans.
I am not a follow-througher.
How does one develop the trait of follow-throughism?
I'm going to try to figure that out.
If you've got any ideas, let me know.