Monday, February 2, 2009

Contemplative Silence

A lot has changed in my world since my last post, most notably I've become a statistic in the economic downfall in the US. The loss of my job has affected me more than I thought it would, I lost a large part of my life very suddenly and it set me a drift. At first I tried to pour more energy into my Etsy shop and opened accounts on other sites thinking I would use the opportunity to make this really work for me. That lasted about a day before the drift pulled me in another direction, which lasted again about a day and I've been moving rapidly from one idea to the next without any clue where I'll stop.
This morning I finally managed to put my feet down long enough to realize that I don't really have a lot of control over my path for the next few months. My application to grad school is hanging in limbo and until it becomes a done deal one way or the other it's almost impossible for me to make solid plans. I've applied for a few great jobs locally and we'll see how that pans out over the next few days. Hopefully deciding that I can't really decide will lift my spirits and give me the boost I need to get over this bug living in my chest.
Yes, I am still sick from whatever I picked up in Germany and am currently on round 2 of antibiotics and narcotic cough syrup. I'm under a threat of a chest x-ray if I don't sound better by Friday so my goal for this week is lots of sleep and some book making when I'm awake.

Which is much like last week, if you haven't been by my Etsy store in awhile I am very proud to say that for the first time ever it has more than 20 items listed! I have been slowly adding the fruits of my labor over the past few weeks so keep an eye out for more items coming soon. The stock up started with the album shown in my last post, the turquoise and chocolate mini album and was shortly joined by another blue mini album that holds ATC's or wallet sized photo's. I was very excited to take the photo shown here filled with my fantastic ATC's from the Book Arts Forum swap!
I also added the Celtic Weave I kept promising pictures of as well as a new case bound book wrapped in paste papers I made last summer as well as a few new pairs of earrings!
I have also been doing a lot of crocheting and working on a hat for a friend, I promise to get pictures of it posted before I give it away- we'll see how many fellow geeks I have reading the blog, maybe I'll have a prize if you can tell me what it's from :D


Billie said...

Hi Kiley

Sorry to have been awol, love your latest books. As you know I am a big fan of your celtic weaves. Love the paper on the casebound book too.

Like how you have got the ATCs stored, how are they attached?

Hugs and get well soon

Billie xx

Kiley said...

Thanks Billie!

The ATC's aren't attached as I'm selling this book but I was thinking photo corners so you can still access both sides.

Working on getting well, the good news is that it isn't pneumonia. I had a chest xray yesterday that came back clean. They think I might have whooping cough again.... which is crazy as it's one of those things that once you have it's supposed to confer life long immunity... I'll keep you posted, they have me on four different meds now which is unpleasant to say the least.

Billie said...

Hi Kiley

Sorry to hear you are so poorley, I had whooping cough as a child and it was exhausting.

Sending you healing thoughts and hope you feel better soon.

Best wishes