Sunday, August 22, 2010

Never criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes

Well, the time has come for me to make a change.  I will be moving to the Los Angeles area after mom's birthday September 11th.  Three years in October I moved from NYC to Seattle to live with her and provide the attention and support I believed she needed.  I learned to work with glass, helped her get her house in order and find that she is fully capable of living on her own in her house.  She drives, has her friends and activities, so I'm embarking on the adventure at hand.

I will be so happy to enjoy the sunshine that California has to offer.  The Washington dreary blues has fully established itself in me and I need to get out. 

I'll be taking my bead equipment with me and if six months here and six months there brings the relief I need then all will be well.

So I will be taking some time off from my beadmaking while getting established with my sister-in-law Jeanette.  We have lived together before she and my brother, Jerry, were married and find that since his passing in 2000, we are going to give it a whirl again.  We have a lot of fun together and are the same age, have so many life experiences in common and can offer each other a new brand/level of support.

This is a big move and of course I have a lot of emotional turmoil going on since the decision to move has come about.  All I know is when you gotta go - you gotta go.

My mother is small in stature but mighty in control issues.  I don't suppose I have the full support of the entire family because it is easier for them if I stay with grandma and "do my duty" as a good daughter should.  Right?  All I know is that I need a longer break than I have been taking away from the situation at hand.

As the old indian proverb states, "never criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes". 

Later then,

Love and hugs

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