November 23, 2009

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Hello, Kids!  So how ya's doin' this Monday?  How was your weekend?  I hope the start of this holiday week is going splendidly!

Over the past weekend, aside from irreplaceably losing time out of my lifespan with the waste of a film "Brüno", I had the chance to work on some creative projects.  I'm in the throws of cutting out a gazillion paper snowflakes (as you can see above) for the holiday displays at work.  Having been quite a while since my last creative forays, it was such a pleasant reunion.  It seemed to bring me back to some kind of center, a reawakening of my mind from some kind of numbed slumber.  It has me thinking of a number of things not the least of which is exercising my artistic skills once again.  Alongside that are thoughts of this blog and maybe pushing things in a fresh direction...?  Finishing up some very long overdue projects that I have put off.  And maybe taking some aspects of life down a notch or two.

I am not a big proponent of "multi-tasking".  But it's such an embeded aspect of our lives and each day presents me with a multitude of options for declaring myself a complete hypocrite.  Always so much go, go, go... y'know?  The number of times I sit at this computer drumming up a post, emailing, twittering, talking on the phone, all while trying to consume some semblance of a meal?  And then you arrive at a point where you realize that you've been horrifically busy while accomplishing a whole lotta nothin'.  And that is me to a tee many days.

With the holidays now upon us, it invariably induces some kind of pondering.  Thoughts about the past year, your life, career, family, the world... all funneling its way down into that impossibly claustrophobic state of the New Year's resolution.  I am not going down that road again this year.  But that isn't to advocate throwing the baby out with the bath water.  I think some thoughtful reflection is always a worthwhile endeavor regardless of the time of year.  So I'm going to be slowing things down here at "The Bedlam" for a bit.

I'll be working on some guest posts for sfgirlbybay, getting together some embarassingly late mailings, tidying things up around the abode, spending more time with family and friends, and firing up the creative engines once again.  All in good time, that is.  But I'm going to be a bit scarce around here for the next couple o' weeks... at least.  Not to say that I won't be around here at all but perhaps a bit more "devil-may-care" than usual.  I hope you'll still come 'round for a visit now and again?

In the meantime, I hope that all of you whom are celebrating Thanksgiving have a splendid time surrounded with the ones you love the most and that the beginnings of the holiday season hold you safe and warm.

ps - As a quick side note, thanks to all of you who take the time to comment, follow, tweet, etc., etc.  I appreciate your support more than you could possibly know.  So thanks for that, Kids!  Be well.


  1. your snowflakes are darling! hope we'll get to see the end result of the work project.


    ps: don't forget about us entirely :)

  2. Take care, my lovely! We'll be here upon your return. Will you still be Twittering? Don't know what I'd do without my daily Beefy.

  3. And I just became your latest fan! :(

    I totally understand the overwhelming blog world we live in, so I bid a brief adieu. So in the meantime, I've got the archives and hopefully your wit on Twitter.

    Kristina aka Studio 67

  4. Hi Uncle the snowflakes too....

    I'll be checking in over the holidays from time to reading you so much...

    Take good care and enjoy the holidays....

    Best Wishes,

  5. Take the time to recharge - it will do you good. I made my resolutions in October and have been working through them since then. I feel like I'll start 2010 on a much better course than I've been on for much of 2009. And I'll believe my resolutions a lot more.

    Breathe and reboot, Uncle Beefy! Breathe and reboot.

  6. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    (Did you really cut that perfect 6 sided snowflake??)

  7. We'll be here. No worries, dear.


  8. Yep, somethin's gotta give, especially this time of year.

    I'll be sailing on over to sfgirly's spot to avail myself of your wonderful way with words.

    In your spare time, write a book already! I'd buy it. We all would. (Cuz we get it)

    May you re-emerge resplendently rested and reassured of your reader's reverance for rich repartee.

    BTW - The calvados tarte is now on the TG menu. Fun to watch Aunt B get tipsy!


  9. I know exactly how it feels! Selfishly though I do hope it's only a small breather, and that you'll be back soon. Try not to forget us too soon. xx
    P.S Love the snowflakes

  10. Mon Oncle, have a wonderful Holiday season and I hope to hear from you very soon.

    Sometimes a step to the side is the way forward. Bonne chance.


  11. I hope you have a wonderful creative time!!!

  12. Awe-good for you and yes it is funny how we seem to be so so busy with iphone,tweeting, texting , emailing and posting but not a whole lot of real communicating goes on. Enjoy your peeps and a grab a nice fat piece of peace for yourself. Reflect, rejoice and renew. It's a good time for all.

  13. I'll miss you but will reserve the 'Beefy' spot in my bookmarks...Have a wonderful holiday season and thanks for all you have given us this year! xx

  14. I know! how much did Bruno suck?! it was a real bummer man!

    Don't be a stranger - just take some time to regroup! you will be missed!

  15. I wish you luck with the reflection and creative pursuits, but please come back soon. It is not good for the soul to be away from something so good for so long.

  16. Love ya, Uncle B. Will be eagerly awaiting your return, and happy to hear you are feeding your creative soul.

  17. Totally can relate to what you're going through. Do take the time for a breather. We'll all be here when you return! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a great holiday season..

    xo Lynn

  18. Where ever this holiday takes you I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for. One would be all the lovely friends I have found because of my blog and my shop. I count you amoungst them. Happy Thanksgiving Bradford.


  19. I think that's so smart. ;) Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and are enjoying the beginning of some down time. LOVE those snowflake, by the way. You guys haven't had REAL snow yet, have you??


  20. Awe Crushed- I forgot you were on break. I hope it is all you are hoping for.
    Happy Holidays Happy Decemeber!

  21. I love the snowflakes and hope you make good use of your break (as a relatively new mother, multi-tasking has been somewhat thrust upon me - no escape!) and enjoy other projects.

    (But didn't we all know that Bruno would be awful already?)

  22. Enjoy your time!!

    ... and I do like those snowflakes!

  23. I've been scarce, but made a beeline back here after seeing your post at sfgirlbybay and found you as enjoyable as ever. Like the devil-may-care style and wish like heck to adopt it myself some day. Soon. And love the snowflakes too.

  24. Hey, Kids! Wow! Thanks for ALL the comments! I really appreciate all y'all's patience during my downtime. Admittedly, it's been nice to be a bit more unplugged, especially during this busy time of year, but know that I'm thinkin' of ya', Kids. And, feeling most appreciative of your support. Hope the season is finding all of you well!


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