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Balls in the air, balls on the ground


There’s just been so much juggling recently.  It’s easy to let a few things fall to the floor.  For the first time in at least twelve years, I dropped the ball on my First Day of Fall tradition.

I didn’t make the pumpkin bread and pass it out to friends or teachers.  I didn’t rotate out the cherries-and-lemonade napkins in favor of the leaves-and-pumpkins napkins.  I didn’t make the one or two subtle changes to my living room decor that I usually make.  It looked decidedly still like summer around here until roughly yesterday.


Now, though, I am happy to say that there is a bright splash of orange in my living room, seasonal napkins in the basket, and a month’s supply of pumpkin muffins in the freezer.  By the way, if you’re making my recipe, I should tell you that I substituted more than half of the all-purpose flour with white whole wheat flour, and I can’t even taste the difference.  Hooray for healthy changes that don’t mess with flavor!


In terms of some of those other balls I’ve been juggling, you might find a nugget of interest:

  • The Morning Coffee series is moving to a less frequent schedule.  Weekly was difficult.  I’m going to shoot for twice a month now, and I have a very nifty interview lined up for next Monday, so stay tuned!
  • This month’s PolyPubs mailing will be going out today.  You can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox, or you can just visit the website here, for the latest news in polymer clay publications.
  • My work is going to be available in a new jewelry store here in Stirling.  If you’re local, drop by during the Stirling Street Fair on Sunday to check it out.
  • I mentioned ornaments in my previous post, and as much as I hate to draw out the suspense, it’ll have to wait just a bit longer.  I haven’t had a single moment at the clay table.  What with all of those balls whizzing over my head and all…

Ok, now I’m off to accomplish something!  Or take a nap.  Whatever 😉


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3 thoughts on “Balls in the air, balls on the ground

  1. Somewhere between 25 and 32 I learned how to predict how many balls I could juggle passably and for how long. And I’m usually right.

    This fall is quiet because I made the decision to keep the plate empty so I could focus on the new balls – new place, new relationship(or facet of it), new social life, kid’s new everything, new environ for work – before adding the old ones back in to the mix.

    I’m back to eating porridge (sign of cold weather here for me – it’s oatmeal there right?). I feel about pumpkin anything pretty much like you feel about oatmeal though – I force myself to try it every couple of years and that’s that.
    .-= See Elaine’s latest blog post: Little Trips =-.

  2. I made the pumpkin bread this weekend and absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for the recipe. I plan on doing a rave review of it soon over at pumpkinpassion. It took a visit to 4 stores before I finally found some pumpkin puree. Please let us know how making your own pumkin puree from scratch works out for you.
    .-= See yvette’s latest blog post: Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn =-.

  3. Oh Lisa I can so relate! Sometimes I’m juggling so many balls that I wish there was Velcro on the ceiling so a few of them would just stay up for awhile!

    You’re doing a great job. Don’t feel too guilty if some of the stuff you usually do, gets delayed a bit. There is only so much one super human can do!
    .-= See Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor’s latest blog post: Wiring Polymer Clay Beads to be Used as Interchangeable Pendants =-.

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