haldecraft

Wednesday Wisdom: Show up; do the work.

Posted by 55799468 on

Everybody, I don't care what kind of job you have, has days when you're just not feeling it. Days when you get to your job and the love, the motivation, the oompf to work is just... gone. On vacation. Comes up 404: File Not Found. Some days the motivation can be found for you - or at least a good facsimile. If you have a boss yelling at you to get things done, or at least external pressure (meetings, presentations, customers to serve, food to cook, emergency calls to answer), work shows up and wants to be done no matter...

Read more →

Oh, Gmail, don't ever change. Or, do. Or, ... wait, I'm confused.

Posted by 55799468 on

Do you use Gmail? I do. I have for a while - maybe three years now - although I admit it took me a while to warm up to it. I still miss being able to sort the things in my inbox. But lately they've made some changes and I wanted to mention it, in case you're emailed me lately and haven't heard anything back. There are plenty of other posts out there on the subject, but essentially Gmail is now sorting your emails into any of five tabs that you opt to show (if you only opt for three,...

Read more →

The start of a new week

Posted by 55799468 on

Good morning, everyone! What did you do this weekend? I did a lot of this - ... being that weekends are a surprisingly good time for me to get things done. I don't know why that is, and it doesn't happen every weekend (some times I like to take time off to hang out with my friends and family, isn't that crazy?). But lately my husband has been helping some friends of ours build a deck at their house, and that's given me the quiet space in the house to explode with work and not feel too guilty about it....

Read more →

GLAM 2013: Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Posted by 55799468 on

Got plans for Sunday, December 8th? Make some! Come to the GLAM Indie Craft Show from 11-4 PM at the Historic Mustang Hangar on Waldo Road near the Gainesville Airport. It's $3 admission (kids 10 and under free) and there will be beer, wine, and food for sale. Airplanes and helicopters regularly take off from here - it's a real working airport! - and last year the tables near the food had a great view of the runway. Here are a few highlights from last year - This is such a fun event, from both a vendors and a shoppers...

Read more →

September Yarn Club: Why the Sea is Salt

Posted by 55799468 on

It's October now, which means I can post about the September yarn club -- international people have all told me they've gotten theirs, which means I won't be spoiling anyone. September club yarn was "Why the Sea is Salt." Fairy tales, like folk tales and mythology, can be used to help explain things we don’t understand – or didn’t understand, hundreds of years ago. At the same time, they teach life lessons; be kind, be helpful, be generous, for these things are rewarded… as are selfishness, greed, and avarice (although not with the kind of reward anyone would want). Everything...

Read more →