Posted By Kathleen David on September 6, 2013
And it is a busy weekend. Today I should being going into the city with Peter and Caroline to his signing at Jim Hanley’s Universe. Sunday is Gwen’s wedding. Monday I turn 50.
Today is laundry part 2 and house cleaning including the cat boxes which need to be done before we leave again. At least the temperature is better today than the last time I had to clean the cat boxes. Along with all that is trying to get the house back into shape post Dragon Con.
Never did say but the Phluzzies sold in the Art Show this year. I will have Rumpelstilksin and Mr. Gold with me at NYCC this year along with a couple of other puppets for sale. Might even get Loki done by then and possible Mystique. We’ll see.
I figure it is going to take me another week to get things back to an even keel.
NFL football has started! I am so happy. Congratulations to Peyton Manning for tying his record for the number of touchdown passes in a game. Ravens have got to get it together.
When we were leaving Atlanta, there was a billboard about buying post season tickets for the Braves to which Peter sighed and said must be nice. We keep getting promises of a rebuild team but it just isn’t happening.
Coffee is goooood.
Have to remember to stretch today. I find when I do, I feel better the next day. Sifu Gus is right.
One of the things I like about the Dragon Con Puppetry track (one of the MANY things) is that I get to hang with my fellow puppeteers and bounce ideas off of them. Also I get to meet so many amazing people in the industry. We are a small group but we have a lot of passion. I am already sorting out things for next year a week after doing my first panel and the first panel for the track.
Another cool thing to come out of the summer is that I have been e-mailing astronauts about various topics and getting replies to my questions. I loved my time at the Johnson Space Center and everyone I met. Resources are good things.
Stalin and Millie are curled up with me and Figgy is planted at Caroline’s hip right now.
Project Runway is not holding my attention as much as I had hoped it would. Right now I am enjoying Face-Off more than PR including the costumes. It is not the contestants although the drama is off the charts but the challenges that make it feel like I am watching an hour and half ad for some product or company. Sponsorship is fine but this is getting a little over the top. I am cheering for Roy on Face-Off even with his big miss this past week.
The one thing I can say that I have learned over the years, which was accelerated after Caroline entered my life, is don’t dwell on the piddling stuff. It is just not worth it and takes a lot of energy away from things that need to be taken care of. Also I agree with George Bernard Shaw when he said “A life making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spend doing nothing” and “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” I have had the grand good fortune to be able to play both as a child and an adult. Silly is still in my vocabulary. And some of those mistakes that seem like the end of the world at the time, can turn into the best thing that ever happened to one.
I am grateful for all the play in my life.