Saturday, July 14, 2012

Origami, Fireworks, And Working too Much!

With my postings becoming more and more infrequent,  I'm not sure where to begin and what to talk about.   So much happens between posts that I simply do not have the battery life to type it all up. Well,  I guess we will begin with the fireworks for the Fourth of July.  We watched them from the  cool and comfort of our own apartment and managed to take a few pictures of the experience.  We were still new with the camera,  so many of the pics did not turn out.  However,  I AM impressed with what did turn out!   I have seen some other blogs that posted really cool pics so they must know the settings to have when taking them. 

Otherwise,  I have become more and more famous at work these days.   So much so that I'm having panic attacks whenever someone seems to recognize me!   ( Just kidding)  Actually, our group leader is in charge of the news feeds and is having a bit of fun keeping everyone at ACT guessing at the "mysterious origami artist/ghost"  I actually like hearing people talk about the sculptures that I leave around and trying to guess who might be leaving them.   I even have had a few commissions on a few! 

I have had the opportunity to tackle several rather difficult patterns lately.  Some have turned out rather spectacular.....which only raises the bar for me to "WOW" them with something even more stunning!  It's rather fun, and now that I can score faster and more actually,  I can now fold while I read ( something I was doing before, but now I can do it a little more often.)  Reading essays all day really does a number on your brain!   And your eyes,  so it is a good idea to take a break now and then to keep your sanity. Peering into the minds of High school students can be very fatiguing and frustrating at the same time.  But alas,  I digress!  

So now,   We actually sold a stocking!   IN JULY!  And that has provide a little encouragement for us to continue sewing.   However,  Cheryl is beginning to have her doubts  about the whole thing....which is typical for this time of year.   It happens so often that all of your optimism and hopes begin to dwindle away a little at a time until you are out of  "MOJO"   just before August.   IT happened to me during the carving days, and it is almost nice to  count on the 'summer time of depression' to hit us.  I know we will soldier on as we always do.   In the Army it was called a 'gut check!'   The moment one a long run or march when you hit that wall and want to quit.  That is when you reach down and dig deep to see if you are a quitter or someone who drives on,   and separate yourself from the ones who fall back or out.  
Ok,   This is getting long with my evangelizing about the virtues of perseverance.   This is becoming quite long now so I better wrap it up and post my pics before my battery dies.   Hope everyone is having a great week so far, and I will continue to hope for more opportunities to post. 

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