Things I Learned in November

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Thoughts | 6 Comments

  1. The fall time change is so much easier than the spring one, but it still makes me tired to have my internal chronometer jerked around.
  2. There are more ways to measure the success of a show than by the $ I earn. Reconnecting with old friends, meeting other artisans, talking to people who might become drawing students–all very rewarding. (I already knew this but it was reinforced in November.)
  3. I found a new podcast that really holds my attention. Its tagline is “for the curious mind with a short attention span”. It is by Mike Rowe, the “Dirty Jobs” guy with a fabulous voice. My favorite episode so far is “It is good to be the king”, which he published in July of 2017.
  4. In reading The Pencil Perfect by Caroline Weaver of C. W. Pencil Enterprise, I am learning all sorts of history about pencils. Did you know that Henry David Thoreau’s family had a pencil manufacturing business? 
  5. Did you know it takes 7 yards of upholstery fabric to cover an armchair? I learned this; next I hope to learn how to choose and buy fabric without actually going to town.
  6. By being an organ donor, one life can save eight lives. Remember, souls go to heaven; organs don’t. (My friend is waiting for a pair of new lungs.)
  7. Almost no one gets married in churches anymore. Almost every wedding, reunion, and public event has an audio system and a DJ that is deafening. I keep earplugs with me, but when I forget, it is stunning to me that no one else seems to mind the noise level. Are people not supposed to converse? Is this because so many people just communicate by texting that it doesn’t matter? 

6 Comments

  1. Melissa
    December 1, 2017

    I would love to help with your fabric purchase for your armchair. Recovered a chair, sofa and loveseat. Let me know.

    Melissa

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    • cabinart
      December 1, 2017

      Melissa, that is wonderful! Thank you! My goal is to NOT have to set foot inside a store, but that is probably unrealistic.

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  2. Nikki Crain
    November 30, 2017

    I love this picture of Samson! 🙂

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    • cabinart
      November 30, 2017

      Me too, Nikki! Thank you for checking in. . . it’s always good to hear from you.

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  3. Sharon
    November 30, 2017

    1. I agree–I wish they would do away with this silly, unnecessary time change!

    3. I found “The Way I Heard It” a few months ago and have listened to every episode. I don’t remember the July episode you reference, so I’ll have to go back, find it, and listen again.

    6. Been one for years. I don’t know if they can use old lady parts, but when my soul has winged its way to heaven, I have no use for the shell and they can have whatever they want.

    7. Not our congregation. We’re just old-fashioned that way!

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    • cabinart
      November 30, 2017

      Sharon, I almost don’t even care which time deal gets picked – just pick one and LEAVE IT BE! And couldn’t you just listen to Mike Rowe read anything, even the back of a cereal box? I wonder about the old lady parts too, but keep my donor card with my license just in case. Would you believe that in 19 years of attending my church, I haven’t been to one single wedding there??

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