The past couple weeks have been really crazy for me. What with everything that has been going on, having stomach flu and making bears non stop, my usually rapier sharp brain has become a puddle of mush. I have made a couple of serious blunders even to the point of complimenting an artist on work that wasn't hers because I had been looking at show bears and blogs with bears and I was in image overload. I love her bears though! I just had a moment of confusion that left me feeling like an idiot. (Color me bright red!) Unfortunately that was just the last in a series of really stupid things I have done the past few days.
I called R's cell phone three times today meaning to call my Mother. I have lost my glasses at least 100 times this week. I took a bath, forgot I took it and took another one 20 minutes later only to wonder why my towel was damp. I need sleep and food!
A few days after the passing of my step brother, my half brother sent me an e-mail. I hadn't heard anything out of him in about eight years. I only met him once when I was 12. But about ten years ago I found his phone number and called him. We corresponded for a while and then he stopped responding. So you can imagine my shock when I got an e-mail last week out of the blue. For an only child I have a lot of siblings that I don't know. Apparently I have a 15 month old grand nephew too! Isn't that exciting! Somewhere in the world I have a half sister too, assuming she is still alive. But unfortunately I don't know a thing about her, not even her name.
I have also been making bears non stop for weeks. I haven't been eating or sleeping much because I have been drinking excessive amounts of coffee to keep myself going. Plus I have been in the proverbial "zone" of bear making. In fact I still have a snowman in the works that didn't quite get done in time for the show, my weird idea I want to make, and two special orders I haven't even started yet...both of which involve making new patterns.
A few posts back I told you I made a bear just for myself, which is something I never do. But even more out of character, I decided to keep the bear I made after that one as well. He was grey and I don't have a single grey bear. Plus I just really liked him. Fogbow is shown above. This afternoon I finally got around to giving him something to wear. I had him all done up, was carrying him upstairs when I decided to go get the mail. I found a piece of mail laying in my front yard (I have the worst postman ever) that belonged to my neighbors, so I took it over to her. She looked at me really strangely, but I didn't know why. I came back in the house, went to get lunch and ended up watching Dr. Phil...also something that I NEVER do. I don't watch daytime talk shows and Dr. Phil would be at the very bottom of my list if I were going to watch some. But they were doing something on dumb blondes that aren't really dumb or something to that effect and I got caught up in it.
I suddenly realized two things. I had my shirt on inside out AND backwards...which probably explains why the neighbor was staring at me so oddly. I also realized the bear wasn't upstairs. Now if you read my blog then you know my memory retention is terrifyingly good. I remember everything I read, see and hear and I know where every thing right down to the tiniest bead, button and safety pin is in my house. So I was just blown away when I had absolutely no idea where Fogbow was. I was drawing a complete blank. Not the first time that has happened this week either. It's the strangest feeling for me to have no idea. I tore this house apart looking for him. After about an hour and a half I noticed him happily waiting in the key tray on my foyer table for my neurons to fire and remember where he was. *Smacks her forehead* I have absolutely no recollection of setting him there. None. It's just weird. But he is safe and sound now.
Tomorrow I am going to go to the post office to mail out all the pieces to their new homes...then since R will be gone for the night, I am going to get a much needed relaxation massage. After that...I am going to come home and just sleep. Maybe I will be able to recover some lost brain cells in the process!