Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's a Small World

I spent the day at the computer trying to tie up a bunch of loose ends. When I needed to get up and move I worked through boxes of stuff we emptied out to do the floors. I'm determined to make a decision on every item and NOT bring a lot of it back in.

Part of my problem is I have too many interests and am always going off in different directions. There's the genealogy, not only mine but clients from the business I started in 1990. Then there's the writing and research for books and articles on the Old West and Arizona. Then there's the miniatures I was addicted to for years and have moved away from but don't want to give up my houses. Let's see.. now there's the art journaling, painting, fiber arts, Remains of the Day style journals, Artist Trading Cards, ephemera and scrapbook supplies. In between there's boxes of family photos, piles of paper, magazines, books I need to read and so on and so on.

It's all so overwhelming I even ended up on Facebook today because I didn't want to deal with all the decisions. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook but mostly ignore it. When somebody shows up and wants to be a friend I say "yes." Sometimes I don't know who they are but I think they must be from one of the big Old West history events I've worked at, or one of my writing or book discussion groups, or genealogy or, well the list is endless. This happened with Debbie. There aren't many Rita Ackerman's around so when she asked to be my friend I didn't question it.

She caught me on chat today and asked if I was working tomorrow. Well, since I work at home it got me to wondering, so I asked her where she works and explained my question. Well, she works at a clothing shop...in Florida. A few more questions back and forth and we figured out we didn't know each other and it's a good thing I answered because she would have thought Rita at work was snubbing her. I wished her the best in finding her friend. Who, strangely enough, she says looks like me, too. Now how's that for scary? Another me with my name and my appearance? She said if she finds her on Facebook she'd let me know. I wonder what Debbie will tell Rita in Florida about the Rita in Arizona tomorrow at work.

For some reason "It's a Small World" is going through my head.

And I think it is time to go do some art. June over at Dezinaworld has challenged us to do something with fall colors or theme. It doesn't feel very fall like here in the desert but I'm feel inspired.

Meanwhile, as I unload boxes and sort through stuff I'm finally getting all my visual journals in one place. Here's most of them (I hope.)
My husband keeps asking what I'm going to do with all of these. I don't have an answer. Any ideas?