Off To The Show

I'm getting ready to go out and price/pack up pots for the show this weekend. I decided not to push myself and fire another kiln. I'll just save those pots for when I get home and have my final home sale. It feels so good to let myself stop working. I may not have a huge amount of back stock for the show, but I'm ok with this. I've learned that I feel so much better if I don't get to over "worked up" about not having enough stuff, or enough of a variety or shapes and sizes. Sometimes its just better to leave it up to the universe and see what happens. If I'm in a calm and happy state, things go better.
Isn't it amazing the lessons we learn at certain stages in our life? I think I've learned most about myself from my kids if I really sit down and think about it. Today Joey and I plus my folks got to watch our children and the rest of the lower school do a program called "Grandparents day". This always involves a lot of singing, a lesson to be learned and appreciation from the school for all the financial and emotional support that grandparents give to the school our kids attend. Whenever I see my kids up on stage while I'm sitting with my parents its always brings a flood of emotions. My mind always races to how my parents must of felt watching my many programs and concerts. I find that I have to pinch myself that I'm in their shoes now. About a year ago I really realised how fast time goes by so everyday I try to remind myself to enjoy just a few moments of peace and stop myself from getting to caught up in the race. My kids have helped me so much with this life lesson!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I plan on doing what I do every year, watch the MACY'S day parade, eat a lot, play some board games and maybe take in a movie. The next day I should be well rested to sell some pots!
Happy Thanksgiving!


Judi Tavill said...

I like the Pilgrim Lady.
Happy Thanksgiving Jen and to the whole family as well!

Meagan Chaney Gumpert said...

Great thoughts and excellent mental approach! Good luck at CDC this weekend!

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Hope the show is going well for you!