Today is THE DAY.
No, not the day I SEW this top together like I thought ---
It’s turned into the day that I dig myself out of over 400 emails that keep clogging up in my inbox. Some have been on back burner for a while, but many have me then adjusting my calendar over the next 5 ((?!?!?!)) years as I work with guilds and groups trying to get things scheduled so they flow well, and still leave me SOME time home in between trips.
2015? 2016? some stuff in 2017? Gosh, I’ll be really OLD by then.
But then the thought comes back that ANYONE who is working any job ---knows that they will likely still be working in 2015, 2016, or 2017. The only thing that changes for me is my location. But it’s still just like any other career anywhere. Sort of.
I got the funniest email from a guild program person who finally got the “go ahead” to schedule me in 2016 because of the “problem with teacher’s calendars”.
PROBLEM!? There is no PROBLEM. It’s all quite orderly. And yes, it is full – I hoped I explained well, that just like anyone who has any profession, we hope to be working 3, 4 or 5 years from now. The problem is with short-sighted one year term program chairs who are not given the okay to schedule into the distance because the next guild person at bat might want to choose “someone else”.
We, the "someone elses" do plan more than one year, two years, three years in advance. We have to. There are only so many "First Thursdays" in a year. Only so many "Weekend Workshop" opportunities that come before a Monday Night guild meeting.
But there is no problem with my calendar. I think of it as job security. It pays my bills. It just put a new deck floor on my back deck. Hopefully soon it will get rid of the cruddy 30 year old fiberglass tub/shower in my master bath and give me a tiled step in shower and an updated bathroom, even though it will still be small…..it will be PRETTY instead of just functional!
Those blocks ARE calling me ---oh the colors, oh the textures and the possibilities for this quilt top being THIS CLOSE TO DONE!
But email slogs on. And I know I’ll feel so much better to know that everything that needs answering has been answered. That things are filed into their folders, and that I can see the empty space where the email ends --- and the time for quilting without this hanging over my head begins!
And that’s what’s going on over here in the basement ----