Monday, December 13, 2010

"if wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets"

Some things I've been pondering of late and a few wishes I suppose:

-       I would LOVE to be a great storyteller.  One of those people that draws you in and makes you forget where you are or that you're not the hero in the story.  Garrison Keillor of a Prairie Home Companion is my favorite.  When he settles in to his monologue about Lake Wobegon (what an awesome name, by the way), the theater is silent and listening to him, I feel like I'm there.  His voice has become such a comfort to me over the years.  For as long as I can remember we have tuned in on Saturday nights to listen and the first day I had free time and was able to turn on my radio when I joined the military, I was able to catch the News From Lake Wobegon and it was the best little love note God could have sent my way.  If you go to the Prairie Home Companion website you can find a weekly post titled: The View From Mrs. Sundberg's Window.  I'm quite certain Sundberg is not her real name (changed to protect the innocent, of course), but I would sure love to meet her some day.  She has a knack for storytelling and baking that is something to aspire to.
-       Have you ever heard the expression, "jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none"?  I feel like that is what I am and I think I should be okay with that, but it bothers me.  I sort of envy people who are 'quilters' or 'knitters' or 'scrapbookers'.  A single word description I am not.  Unless you mash them all together.  Hmm, perhaps: sewerpapercrafterrecyclerembroiderercreatorcrocheter?  Seems like there are still things missing, even in a word 52 characters long.  Oh well.
-       This blog is a real struggle for me.  And it's not for a lack of blog love!  I love looking at all the beautiful, witty, creative, etc. blogs out there.  I get very frustrated with the process of maintaining my own blog.  Not sure if it is blogger or my computer or the way I'm doing things, but uploading pictures takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r and my patience with computers wears thin easily.  One would think this would be perfect for me though, seeing as writing things out is a much better medium for me than speaking (it is rare that I say something rashly or without meaning it so when I do speak it takes awhile for the words to get put in the correct order in my head and come out that way).  But, it is not easy for me to open up to people who aren't close to me, like this post would suggest I am. ;)  Bottom line - my idea of what this blog was going to be (totally impersonal craft reportish type thing) is going to have to change or it is not going to be worth the time and energy.  So reader beware - changes are afoot!

Well, seeing as I've already written a novel, I suppose it's about time for me to sign-off for the day.

Have a lovely evening!

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