Productivity, pendants & a new camera phone!

105053-616586-thumbnail.jpgOkay, first please let me turn your attention to the time of this post. As Dena signed her email to me last night, "Dena - (who is as of this moment, still perfect. Yoga, jogging, no snacking, diligent work effort. Long may it last...)" I too am perfect...this week. Never mind I went to bed at midnight last night. Doesn't matter at all. I was still up at 5:21 this morning for a half hour workout. And now that's behind me, I've got some mountains to move. To continue with our regularly scheduled rant post...

In addition to the excitement that always, always accompanies a new year for me, there's something else. Sometimes my excitement is tempered, just a smidge, by the reality that with all these ideas and thoughts and plans and goals and lists and stuff... I still have to start with one thing, and then another. They can't all be handled at once, it turns out...

Yesterday brought thrilling accomplishments of the type I won't bore you with here, but which gave me a cheesy grin every time I checked something off my list. It also brought me a Fed Ex truck with my very own Brand Spankin' New Never Before Dropped On A Tile Floor Or Poured Coffee On Cell Phone With The Added Bonus Of A Camera. Which will come in handy until I replace one previously-mentioned camera. (Never mind I had a camera on my last phone. But it was so close to keeling over and dying outright, I rarely used it for anything more than basic calling unless absolutely necessary, as if using the camera would somehow march it ever closer to its untimely departure. Untimely being defined as: any moment prior to the arrival of that Very Welcome Fed Ex Truck.)

105053-616585-thumbnail.jpgSo instead of falling asleep early last night, perhaps with the help of one of the multiple books I'm enjoying right now - which was my plan - I kept thinking of all the exciting things there are to look forward to this week. Among them: while I'm not yet ready to start designing new necklaces today, I sure don't want to forget that there are plenty to be made. And also that I made such amazing strides in recent months at creating pendants that will be useful in future designs when I'm not "creating from balls-o-clay scratch," that I got myself out of bed to do two things at once: try out my new camera phone, which has as of this point only been used for sending one text message and answering two phone calls, and reminding myself that it's pretty exciting to have all these pendants just waiting for my designs. (Taking the time to get out of bed and photograph something offers a pretty strong guarantee you're going to move it closer to the front of your mind.)

Really... look! (Okay, the photography is shoddy...I was in a hurry to get back to bed and still had to send the photos to my email address, which works a little differently on this New And Improved Phone, but use your imagination.) I have more than Two Whole Bins of Pendants to work with! It's mind-boggling, really. If my past is any indication, I'll want to make more before the next couple of weeks are up, but this is the first year I've started out this far ahead of the game.

2007...? My year.

Of course you can share if you like. There's plenty to go around...