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Sunday, February 21, 2010

All Work And No Play Makes Sheri Wanna Fire Up The Torch!

Things have been moving so quickly around here lately that I'm beginning to lose track of time...and laundry...and dishes...etc. I'll get one load done and by the time I have a few minutes to get back to it, there will be two more loads waiting for me to clean!

Between working at the family biz 3 days a week (http://www.artisandichroic.com/), working at MY biz every evening (http://www.rosevalleyglass.com/), raising a busy and inquisitive 5 year old, and attempting to have something resembling a social life...two things alway fall by the wayside: housework and torch time. Those who know me are not surprised to hear that housework always falls to the bottom of my to-do list. I can't imagine that I will be on my deathbed wishing I'd done just one more load of dishes. :)  That said, I do keep things at a manageable level...you can sit on the furniture, there are clean dishes in the cupboard and we all have clean clothes, etc. Beyond that, don't expect much. There is life to be lived, housework can wait until I'm bored...or until I can afford to pay someone else to do it. lol

Torch time, however, is something I have come to need on a regular basis or I start to feel it deep down. It's like a yearning...a pull. I am drawn to it. It needs me. It calls to me. I can ignore it for awhile; cover it up with website building, purchasing forms, phone calls to make, game playing with my daughter, drinks out with friends, etc. But, eventually it begins to rise like an early morning fog. I can sense it getting more dense and then it becomes difficult to ignore.

I've been away for quite awhile this time...I've dabbled a couple of times, but my heart wasn't in it. It's been a long while since I've given her some quality time; some undivided attention. I miss the heat on my face, the anticipation, the inspiration that comes from some other dimension. I can feel it pass through me and into the glass as it begins to glow and then flow, as if alive and wanting to take shape. Then, my hands begin to move and I am mezmerized to see a form appear in the glass. When the process is complete, I am renewed and feel alive once again. Why did I stay away so long?!

Yeah, the housework can wait...tomorrow night after the baby goes to bed...mama's gonna get her some torch time! :)

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