My weekend plan is to finish putting the office/studio and the library/guest room in order. There isn't a whole lot to do, but I'm down to the part that is worst ... the clutter of paper and small things that take longer to go through. Each item has to be examined, decided upon, then filed (or placed in a display area), if kept. It just takes time, and for me it is actually harder to sit and do this than it is to be on my feet and working hard. The prospect of having an uncluttered work area is exciting enough to keep me going, fortunately. Hopefully!!
I am tired today, and I really don't know why. Yesterday was not a taxing day. I basically "played" all day long. I was in Ruidoso several hours with some shopping. After all my talk about it, I forgot to take the TV table I wanted to exchange. Duh. I have to go in again on Monday to take the dogs to the groomer, so I'll take it then. I hope. Would someone call and remind me Sunday evening to put it in my truck? Please?? LOL!
I updated my cell phone. I wanted something slick and fun, with all the techo-goodies, but I don't need it, I wouldn't actually use it, and I surely didn't need to pay for it! So, staying with my current trend of buying (or keeping) only what I really need, want, and will use, I selected a phone similar to my last one ... camera (including video), a simple but functional date book (not a Blackberry type, sniff, sob), and other normal and useful functions. My old phone was beginning to not hold a charge as long as it should, a reminder that I was past the two years for upgrading.
I also stopped at a new store in town. It was written up in the local paper when it opened a few weeks back, and I noticed that the owners were from Gallup, NM, in the northwestern part of the state, close to Farmington, where I grew up. Although the two towns are not close enough to be considered "neighbors" (about 120 miles apart), both are integrated into the culture of the Navajo Nation and thus are kindred. I also noticed that the couple's last name was one that I recognized as being same as a former classmate. Both my classmate and this man came from multigeneration "Indian traders." Probably related, but with large Morman families who were part of that territory for well over a century, it might be very distant.
When I entered the store, the owner was busy with other people, so I looked around. I really like the store. It is very tastefully arranged, and they carry a lot of Navajo (or Dine [Deh-neigh], as thet choose to be called now days) jewelry. I like Zuni jewelry, known for inlaid designs and I like the jewelry from many other tribes. I own jewelry from several tribes. But the Navajo is truly my favorite, perhaps just because I grew up around it, and it is comfortably familiar to me. One doesn't see much jewelry from the Dine here in the southern part of the state. When he was finished with the others, the owner introduced himself and we ended up talking for over an hour! Yes, he is related to my former classmate, but I failed to ask the exact relationship. I have several pieces of jewelry purchased over the years at his uncle's store in Farmington called Fifth Generation (get it?), although I was never in the one he ran in Gallup. We found many commonalities, and I so enjoyed my time there. His wife was unfortunately not there, so I didn't meet her, but I will. I found a necklace I'm dying to own. But I won't ... because of the $390 price tag! Buuuuuuut ... by the time I left the store, I had an across the board 10% discount!!
After my errands, I came home and got my dinner ready. I had several pieces of mail for Gail, so I called her and invited her to share dinner with me when she picked up the mail. She was having some furniture delivered after work, so we decided I would just take dinner to her house and cook it there. How's that for home delivery??
OK, I've put this off as long as I can. I have got to get to busy with my tasks. I have this stuff to do here, and I also have to go to the Gallery for a while today. groooooaannnn. Perhaps a shower will make me feel more energetic.
If any of you can tell my why the heck I'm so tired, please let me know!!
Life is beautiful!!!
(even if I am tired today!)
(even if I am tired today!)