Friday, November 13, 2009

Flippy Flop.

So for those of you that know me you know why this blog has been a little left in the cold. For everyone else, I have been freaking busy!

2 pumpkins parties
1 Gulf Coast Arts Festival
1 Booth to Build
Tons of stuff to make for the above
Work got crazy just to add to the stress
Belmont Crazyness, partly my fault but was there none the less
Selling a Truck
Purchased a Truck
Started a new company, Strong Street Studios - YEAH!
Lost about 25 pounds
I could keep going but lets just say it has been a bit of a run as of late.

I honestly don't know how my wife was dealing with my constant level of GO GO GO as well as her constatnt level of GO GO GO! Hats off to you Mini, you are the glue baby I am just the loose stuff looking for something to latch onto. I would be lost without you. MUH!

So I have used the last week to completely and utterly recharge. Took 3 days off..sort of with the hurricane and Vets day to help me. Just wonderful not to have to do anything beside wake up and workout.

Last night was about the first time that I have been in the shop with pretty much nothing to make that had to be made. Of course I had a couple orders but those dropped pretty quick and I was left standing there thinking...what now?! Before the Gulf Coast Arts Festival I had started to play with a specific way to make an ornament. I bet I messed with that thing for a week straight about an hour a night and only truely made about 4 of them worth selling. Never really got it down and could not reproduce them for my life. I just could not get right.

Last night, FLIP FLOP. I realized I was using way to much of a bubble in the pre-shape part of my steps. It was like magic and I was on fire. 15 in a row and not a one hit the gound until I announced to the backyard "I got this!". The next 3 hit the floor. I laughed as each one hit the ground, rolled off the knock off table, or in the last case flew from my put away tongs after I had finished it perfectly. It was in some strange way funny not to be under the gun to get them done and them breaking just made me giggle. Heck I even made a forth floor model. Finished it. Then promptly droped it just for fun. Giggle, toss it up into the air and laugh out loud when it exploded on the cement. Just turn off the glory, put away the tools, and turn of the lights. Funy how much different my outlook is after reaching the goals and being on the downhill run. Looks good from this side of the hill.