Saturday, March 19, 2011

Why do they call it "running" ...

when it's mostly just "waiting?"
While waiting at the doctor's office, I finished my tangled cup.

While waiting for flute lesson, I started a scarf.  Finished it while listening to American Idol. 
Did the second of my Lenten series while waiting in church.
While waiting for class to be over, St. Patrick's lucky clover.

Finally, one that wasn't done while waiting, but done while processing the feedback from my first class.  I call it "mediocre" as that's what the comment was about the class :-(


  1. Oh, Cris... what a beautiful tangled cup you've done! Tangling has transformed my 'waiting' times (loads of time in doctor's waiting rooms).

    And it helps me to process things too - so I know what you mean about your last comment. It's difficult to receive feedback like that (but I'll bet you spent more time thinking about that one feedback than you did about all the other positive feedbacks you received?).

    There are always people we can't please (no matter what we do). And comments like that say more about the person making the comment than they do about you. I read this idea expressed best like this:

    Don Miguel Ruiz (who wrote The Four Agreements) says: “Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”

    Let’s think about it. Imagine interacting with the same person in two different situations.

    First: the person had an AWESOME day—they got a great night of sleep, won the lottery and every other thing that could’ve possibly gone well for them unfolded. They’re feeling great. How do you think they’re going to treat us? Probably pretty well, eh?

    Now, same person. This time, they got a really bad night of sleep, lost their job, got in a car accident, didn’t eat all day long and every other annoying thing that could’ve happened, happened. Not in such a good mood. How do you think they’re going treat us now? Probably no where near as well as when they’re rested, happy and all that jazz, eh?

    The important thing to note here is that WE were exactly the same in both situations!

    I love that little quote... and I go back to it time and time again. It's so important!

    You know you're not mediocre!
    All your tangle family know you're not mediocre!
    That's what counts!!

    Love and hugs for an Extraordinary Woman,

  2. More of a chronicle than a comment... sorry about that! xoxo

  3. How can you be sorry for making my day :-) I appreciate it.

  4. these are all so lovely Chris!

  5. These are great, and I really, really like the one you did in church


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