The BEST part of life right now is my hummingbirds are back!! Serious "Early Birds". Poor little critters. It is still snowing here and if it's not snowing it is raining and very cold. So I make them extra sweet juice to keep them fueled. I swear, it keeps my on my step mill for over an hour just because I can watch them out my window. Of course I am watching them right now sitting at my computer. Then I have TONS of robins out on the lawn eating the fattest worms. Some of the robins are so damned fat they barely get off the ground.
CINDY AND SHANNON PUT YOUR FEEDERS OUT!!!!
That being said, my poor husband is STILL in the middle of the Bearing Sea enduring more storms and massive ice flows. He had to have one of his crew men climb the mast the other day to find an opening in the ice flow. Interestingly, he just called as I am writing this. There is a volcano that has been errupting outside of Anchorage, which has closed down the airport there indefinitely, and this volcano obviously causes the earth to shake. Well, where he was catching crab, the crab is now gone. He is thinking it is because of the volcano. Crazy. And there was a storm last night with -10 degrees so when the rain hit the windows on the wheelhouse it automatically froze.
So when you want to bitch about the weather in your back yard.........
All of that being said, back to the vanity business I am in. I am sooooo happy I don't have to make one piece suits for the amateur division! Sorry girls, I have to be honest. The one piece suits KILL me. I take pleasure now in making the pro's thier one pieces because I don't have to make so many. I love the idea that the amateurs do not have spend their life savings on two suits. And it also makes it so I don't have to turn so many away. I am thoroughly enjoying making suits this year, so far.
I am going to share a piece out of my favorite book "The Profit" by Kahlil Gibran, since this business I am in involves nutrition, and with all the "nutrition righteous" people in it. I just thought this is one of the best pieces of nutritional advise:
"Would that you could live on the fragrance of the earth, an like an air plant be sustained by the light.
But since you must kill to eat, and rob the newly born of its mother's milk to quench your thirst, let it then be an act of worship.
And let your board stand an altar on which the pure and the innocent of forest and plain are sacrificed for that which is purer and more innocent in man.
When you kill a beast say to him in your heart, "By the same power that slays you, I too am slain; and I too shall be consumed. For the law that delivered you into my hand shall deliver me into a mightier hand. Your blood and my blood is naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven."
And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart, "Your seeds shall live in my body, and the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, And your fragrance shall rejoice through all the seasons."
And in the autumn, when you gather the grapes of your vineyards for the wine-press say in your heart, "I too am a vineyard, and my fruit shall be gathered for the winepress, and like new wine I shall be kept in eternal vessels."
And in the winter, when you draw the wine let there be in your heart a song for each cup; and let there be in the song a remembrance for the autumn days, and for the vineyard, and for the winepress."
***And now, with that being said, I truly hope somebody out there in my vain industy, gets it..................