Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho-Hum

I'm not usually a complainer or whiner.  Contrarily, I try to face life's curve balls with quiet fortitude.  But for the second half of 2012, life has been kicking my butt :^(  And while I'm trying my best to rejoice in the spirit of the holiday season, me thinks it will not be easy this year.  I've been up to my eyeballs in detours and distractions, not of my own creation, each one needing high-priority attention.  The fantasy solution would be to clone myself 20 times; I wish!  Inelegantly put, life sucks.  The boat is really rocking and I'd like to disembark!

My saving grace is optimism; hopefully, it will only be a reasonable matter of time before things get better.  So until then, I find peace in the miniature form, whenever time permits.  Here's a sample of the latest, available at my website...

Abstract oval, white/clear Bakelite bowl
turned by Bill Helmer.
Baguette board and chef's knife handmade by me :)

While the first half of this post is naughty and not so nice, I'd like to devote this half to expressing thanks.  To the readers of this blog, my customers, friends and family, THANK YOU for your support in 2012.  It is because of you that I can look beyond life's pitfalls and truly count my blessings.  Wishing all a joyous holiday season!!