Pretend for a minute that I am a little old lady. I am toddling around my house sighing and moaning and generally feeling sorry for myself. That's me, on the inside, this week. I have been mentally slapping myself upside the head and saying "Oy"! It's been one of those weeks. My youngest son is sick again. He's missed so much school; I am beginning to wonder if he will graduate. We just came back from getting blood tests to rule out Mononucleosis. My mother, who is a little old lady, was sure that he had the swine flu. So, in addition to worrying about my son, I have to hear her opinion that letting my son go out at night or all day led to him being sick. To top it off, I have to deal with the Department of Motor Vehicles again. This is their yearly attempt to take my driver's license away even though I have never had a ticket in over thirty years of driving. Just the fact that I was honest and admitted that I take insulin on a daily basis has sent their watch dog after me. He, however, has no medical degree or training and has set ridiculous standards for what he thinks my blood sugars should be. So, yet again, I have to jump through hoops until he decides that I can continue to keep my license. Do you see why I am cranky?
But, today after my trip to the mail box, my whole attitude did a 180 degree turn around. Artful Blogging Magazine is one of my favorite magazines. I get to read all about some of my favorite bloggers and meet new bloggers too. I was surprised to find it in the mail because I didn't remember ordering it. Being quite scatter brained, I thought that maybe I forgot that I bought it. I was skimming it and saw an article on Lisa Sifka's One World One Heart event that I participated in. And then I saw it...oh my gosh! The article quoted me! Betty Bates. She's Sew Pretty. Amazing! My spine is a little straighter. My mood a litle better. I know it's not much. It's not one of my pictures or one of my pincushions...but, it's my words and my thoughts. Wow!! I hope you won't mind if I float for a while.