If it makes me happy ~

Posted on November 14, 2009


Waking up is happy & difficult to do, especially when you realize it will be almost two years since that horrific day that changed my life forever. I continue on this crazy ride of emotions from feeling very sad to very happy. (Not working in over 5 years doesn’t make it easy either!)
No ~ I am not depressed, no I am still not crazy yet, and no I am not going through the change. Maybe just a tad slow to realize certain pieces of this puzzle.

WHO KNOWS! What the next year will bring.
Let me tell you what is like for me, getting a double whammy smack me upside the head girlfriend slow down duh moment.

Whammy number #1
Thursday evening of this week the Bead Society of Greater Chicago had their annual election. Mind you I knew I was on the slate as I was nominated. I have been their Vice President of Programming for a year now. I had a lovely afternoon looking for a new facility to house our meetings with the current President. Actually, I had a lovely afternoon circling O’Hare airport while she scoped the new place. I shall admit one of my minor flaws is giving the gas companies more money; I got lost again. I tell ya, I just have no sense of East, West, North, South.

Whammy #2
Back in June of this year I decided to join in on the juried collaboration project together with
Michigan Glass Beadmakers Guild to create a piece with a Jewelry Designer I had never met, as I am a member of Glass Act another organization that is non-profit in MI.
The article regarding the collaborative, scroll down you shall see

Ladies and Gentlemen the votes have been counted and the results are in.

Whammy #2
The piece that was entered in the jury show took 3rd place ~
Whammy #1
I am president-elect for the Bead Society of Greater Chicago ~

Sheryl Crow seemed to sum up my feelings best ~

“I’ve been long, a long way from here
Put on a poncho, played for mosquito’s,
And drank til I was thirsty again
We went searching through thrift store jungles
Found Geronimo’s rifle, Marilyn’s shampoo
And Benny Goodman’s corset and pen

Well, o.k. I made this up
I promised you I’d never give up

If it makes you happy
It can’t be that bad
If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad?”

Sad, not really ~ just a little dumb struck.

The Bead Society of Greater Chicago ~ Join, have fun, meet new peeps, share your stories!

Whether it be a grief group, beading group, reading group, on-line forum ~ any group!
It’s therapy for me – That’s what makes me happy today!

This is going to be a lot of work as a volunteer position, but down the road this will be good for me, having a job ~ keeping me busy. This is what I can do for me. To make my days go by with more happiness, I think!

PS: if you are in the local area, – join volunteer, let’s make some history for the love of beads!

Update ` I have declined to go forward as the President of the Bead Society of Chicago and I have no comments at this time.

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