Has anyone else gotten the feeling that a lot of things that shouldn’t affect us all have suddenly popped up rather loudly and are being pushed in our society, culture and collective psyche these last few years? Or that they seem to have an overarching purpose of distracting us from some pretty nasty things that do affect us all which are going on, somewhat quietly, in the background?
I would say ‘behind the scenes’ but they aren’t really hiding anymore, are they. It’s all out in the open now, but it’s easy to ignore if you’re easily distracted (and they are more than happy to keep you looking the other direction!).
I think you know what I’m talking about without me having to actually come out and say it but I will say that while it’s not wrong to take time away from the harsh realities of the world, it’s a whole different thing to submerge yourself in la-la land and never come out or to allow yourself to become so distracted by things that really don’t matter in the bigger scheme of things because that’s downright dangerous for you, for me, and for everyone else.
Some of these distractions are leading a lot of people right off the proverbial cliff and if we aren’t careful, they’re going to drag us all over that cliff with them.
Sometimes, we don’t have a choice but to do an about face and head the other direction, with or without them.
Sometimes, we have to recognize when things have gone too far and stand up for what’s right, no matter who it offends or who we lose relationships with. Now is not the time to be messing around with people who don’t want to have eyes to see and ears to hear and choose willful ignorance over facing reality.
Yesterday, as I was trying to distract myself from the wind, I made a cute little shadow box for my new FLOWERS sign which came in the mail. It was a little bent out of shape but I was able to get it straightened out and tacked inside a wooden crate before adding some fake (not fresh lol) lavender and little birds.
I may change it up a bit with some better (not fresh) flowers if I feel like digging around in my craft room for more later.
Next, I started sorting through my hoard of books and found a few goods ones including these two, which are great to flip through to distract oneself…
I mean, who doesn’t love flowers and chocolate?!
The photos are just gorgeous…
The Flowers book shows you the art of arranging different bouquets and the Chocolate one, well, you know what that’s all about!
I’m not even a huge chocolate fan but I can appreciate a good piece of marbled cheesecake…
I may have to make that one for the hubs soon!
These distracted me for quite a while and I even found a few recipes I wrote years ago and tucked into the chocolate book as well as some dried flowers I tucked into the flowers book, which was kinda neat.
Then I moved on from that to dehydrating some mixed veggies to put up in mason jars, which I’ll post about later today. 🙂
Now I’m toying with the idea of making some more soap since I finally got my rose shaped soap molds from Brambleberry…
I just love their stuff! I do need to figure out how to store them long term, though, because I hadn’t really thought of that until recently.
This time I’m going to mix in some lavender with the rose and see how they blend together. And I think I’ll use a bit less essential oil overall since that last batch was pretty overwhelming.
I’m already overwhelmed enough with everything I need to do on top of being annoyed with people who are way too easily distracted by nonsense!
Not you, of course. 😉
Okay, rant over. Back to work!