( disclaimer – I found this picture of the ducks on the internet. I am only using it due to relevance.)
I had an appointment with the curator at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN Monday after work. Well, 4:30 to be precise.
I get off at 3:15, so I got right on the highway and started on my 40 minute drive. Hoping to be early, just in case.
From the moment I got on the highway I kept seeing messages on the signs across the highway saying 40 west was closed at mile marker 182. I just kept driving down the highway.
Since I have lived in Nashville for over 20 years, I know how to get to Dickson, TN the old fashion way on county roads. Did I get off the highway and take any of them. Well, I thought about it, but just kept on driving for fear I would be late.
I got 23 miles down the road to Kingston Spring, TN and saw traffic up ahead. Did I pull off and get on any of those county roads. Hell NO! ?
I just decided that I wanted to get behind all those cars and wait forever. I just stopped, then almost immediately drove .001 miles up the road and stopped again. Do I need to tell you how bad I hate semi’s. Oh my god, I’m in my little Mini Cooper and I spent most of my time trying to stay away from the semi’s, and that is not easy in interstate traffic.
I did call and explain my predicament, so that was cool. The curator was very understanding and kept telling me to just be careful. As a semi came up from no where behind me. If you get in the left lane the right lane goes faster, if you move to the right lane, the left picks up. Ugh! Turns out that a tanker truck, (semi) was involved in an accident and caught on fire. I remember when I was in insurance we called the drivers of oil tankers Suicide Drivers. Why not haul ice cream? Beer? Cokes…. I mean really! Or, oh, oh, haul chocolate. That’s the ticket! Chocolate ice cream. Ha! I could get into that!
I got there at 6pm. Ugh! Lisa, the curator was there with a smile on her face waiting. Such a warm and personable lady.
I showed her several framed drawings that I took with me. She took 3 of them to sale in the market! YAY!!!
Before I left I forgot that I had several drawings that had not been framed in my portfolio. I showed these to Lisa as well and she asked that I get three more framed and call her. She wanted to put those in the market as well. Ha!
All of a sudden, it didn’t matter what time it was, how long I had sat on the highway. I didn’t matter that I hadn’t gotten on a country road…. nothing mattered except for the absolute thrilling feeling of satisfaction and excitement.
It’s gonna be Thanksgiving soon! Wow! My life is flying, and I’m trying to catch up… Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t!
My newest addition to the Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/allbeckyscreations.
I Love the sentiment in these two words. Something to ponder during the Holidays, but also every day of our lives. We should always give thanks for all the good in our lives and in the lives of those we love and care for.
I should have started these earlier, like before Halloween. But, hence that is not when I started. I promise that I am not a procrastinator, but it would appear so…. NOT! No matter…… Here they are!
Each letter is painted brown with green and gold leaf. Each is an individual letter to be hung as you like.
I will be adding a self designed purse soon. I’ve just begun to work on this purse, normally they do not take this long, but since I have no pattern to use…. just doing it as I go. (Eek!) it will be a little longer.
I’ll tell you what pattern I’ve been using and it must come to a halt! Procrastination….. I always get this way around the Holidays…. I don’t know why, because I love this time of year. I have always had a sneaky suspension that it has something to do with not wanting it to come so fast. My life use to not go by so fast. I think it would work better if it just wouldn’t do this. As we get older, we should be able to savor each and every moment. Well, we can savor these moments, if we can catch up with the moments that are flying by!