Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pottery Fun…..


I love living in a University town….there is always something fun to see!!!

A while back, I shopped at a Pottery sale sponsored by one of the Art departments at the University of Georgia.  It was so much fun to see all of their wonderful art and even more fun to pull out my credit card and make some purchases!!!

The first thing that I found was this “garden gnome”……


Even better is that it was only $20!!!   It looks great in my flower garden!!

Next was a salt box…..IMG_0134

The words say…..”for your wounds”….as in Salt for your wounds!!

Finally was this wonderful mug/vase…..


Not only did I enjoy shopping, but I loved this GIANT wall hanging flanking the pottery….



I loved the fabric painting and how the quilting complimented the design…..


Finally, on the way out, I walked down one corridor and came upon this room…..


Cant you imagine what creative things come out of here……

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What a difference 24 hours can make…..


Part of the ennui that I have been experiencing has been because of the uncertainty of our travel plans in the next few months.  We knew that we had a trip to Colombia starting in July  and that one is good to go.

The problem arose with the trip to India for the month of September and then the Himalaya Trek during the first two weeks of October.  Since Michael is working in India, he had to have a Business Visa and the process was started back in February, sending them copies of his passport and other pertinent information.

Then we realized that to enter Nepal for the trek, we had to have at least 6 months left on our passport.  We were fine when the trip was in May, but when it moved to October, it meant that we needed a new passport.  So as we applied for the new passport, we had the horrible realization that the Indian government that had to approve Michael’s Visa had our old passport information…. are you starting to see the problem!!!panic

Anyway, today our new passports arrived AND miraculously the visa authorization arrived from India with only his name, but not any passport information on it so it looks like we are good to go.  The next step is to apply to the Indian Embassy in Atlanta to actually receive the visa.  The only problem now is that we have to give them his passport which he will need while in Colombia.  That would only give 3 weeks before we leave for Colombia and then 3 weeks between that trip and India  and it could easily take longer than that.

SO, Michael called and found out that he can apply for a second passport that he can travel on while his other passport is being processed for the Visa…..WHO KNEW!!!

We have spent the last four hours filling out forms and getting packages ready to Fedex tomorrow and hopefully we will have all of the needed Visa’s well before time to travel!!!


That was about all we could handle in one day but tomorrow we will regroup and start making lists of everything that we have to do since the trips are back on!!!


Thus, Ennui is gone and mild panic has set in!!!!  I guess the moral of this tale is to be careful what you ask for!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015



en·nui   änˈwē/

noun: ennui

  1. a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

    boredom, tedium, listlessness, lethargy, lassitude, languor, weariness, enervation; malaise, dissatisfaction, melancholy, depression, world-weariness….


Yes, I have confirmed that I have all of the symptoms and have developed a severe case of ennui!!!  I simply cannot get excited about anything right now…..not quilting, not traveling, not reading…..nothing!!!


I know that the cure is to focus on the wonderful people and things that I have in my life and to be grateful rather than disappointed!!! 


So, in an effort to move forward, I am going to try to write several short posts about the everyday, mundane things of life.  Some of these have been in my head for months but I just haven’t written them.


To get started……

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at the monthly meeting of the “Common Thread Quilt Guild” in Newnan, Georgia.    They were a wonderful bunch of women who waited patiently while I had projector/computer problems and then encouraged me profusely afterwards.

It was a good start on my path to beat ennui!!!!

…..more to come……

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