OK -- even though I'm seething inside, I'll put on a happy face today!
Yep -- after a LENGTHY discussion with yet another UPS agent who ASSURED me that the package would be leaving yesterday -- it's still on hold. Now that's a full 72 hours AFTER the paperwork was submitted to the CORRECT e-mail address. I know they have it because they are reading it back to me.
It takes 24 - 48 hours to clear stuff like this, so what's the hold-up? I'll have to make the blog short, so I can call them yet again. I've about given up. All I hear from those agents are LIES!!! I'm so frustrated -- well, I'm beyond frustrated at this point!
On the other hand, I have to laugh because someone said to me last night, "you have such an exciting life." Ah -- no -- I just make it look that way. You have to think about it -- I don't travel - at least not much and certainly not lately, but I look at even the small events as something exciting! I hope I can keep that outlook for a long, long time!
Yep -- I make my own entertainment and then make it entertaining for you! Isn't that what a good storyteller does?
I got all the blocks done for the Tula Pink class last night. That presentation, as well as the three different ones for today - all are done!. I'll be on Zoom for pretty much the entire day! Wait a minute -- I have one more picture to add, but I have to iron the flimsy first. It looks pretty bad!!
While piecing my blocks for Tula, I managed to get FIVE of the hexagons done for my One Block Wonder Panel quilt. Five done - 55 to go! Yeah!!!! Actually, these do not take that long to sew together. Just make sure those center lines are straight, or it will be harder to sew the rows together.
|Hexagons for the One Block Wonder quilt|
|Trays of blocks ready to sew|
|Yes, Murphy -- I can see you, and you're gorgeous!|
|Me -- as a new quilter|
Oh - how you look is strictly a matter of the beholder. It's how old you feel in your heart. Breathing correctly, walking tall -- it's all part of how you feel. Or should I say - how you can MAKE yourself feel! That's the key.
Here's a complete sidetrack, but it's important because I've been thinking about it often lately. And can you tell me why these random memories stick with us? I remember when I was in Grade 7 or 8 - so many years ago. There was one girl in our class; actually, she was in the grade ahead of me. She was very tall, and she walked tall. I remember thinking how fun it would be to be that tall, and she walked with her shoulders back, although she didn't hold her head up to match the shoulder posture. I also remember thinking that she was way too confident for a Grade 9 person and how dare she be that "forward."
She was part of the popular crowd - by the way -- what are all those popular crowd people doing these days? Boring stuff, probably!
Yep -- that's the kind of thing that goes through the head of a country girl who had to travel 30 miles by bus to "town" school. We didn't get that kind of advice from our parents. I did get my knuckles wrapped from the piano teacher who wanted straight fingers, but that was about it! If only I had learned a lesson from her to stand up straight and be proud of who I was -- well, I wouldn't be slouching today.
But just try it and see how different it feels. Pull your shoulders back, lift your head up, close your mouth, put a little smile on your face, and breathe deep. Yep -- it feels unnatural, and it feels like we have to expend a lot of effort to do that. And trust me - it can be exhausting. But man, oh man -- it sure boosts your confidence!! So I'm trying to do that more often. It's not normal for me yet, but I'm working on it.
Other stuff happened yesterday, including a beer tasting, but I have to leave that for tomorrow as I have to call UPS to find out what the heck is going on.
Have a super day!!!!