The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

October 29, 2015


Yesterday was another challenging day. We had people come in to take a look at the drains and it turns out a root has busted through a pipe, which means it must be replaced. That means digging up the floor through the spare room and all down the driveway. It's a bit overwhelming. Moments of calm in the studio with the kittens yesterday was just what I needed for the jangled nerves. That and chocolate, which Shannon was kind enough to bring!


So.... this is is what happens when glass shatters everywhere after the bookshelf falls again when I start packing and start from the bottom. You'd think after the 4 other times it's happened I would have not taking any more chances! Sigh.


Yesterday was so dark and miserable and I was on my own. I stood in the kitchen and felt like everything was spinning around me. I felt like the universe was asking me, what the hell are you doing with your life Suzie? My answer was to make Reg cookies. Anna Olson cookies, to be exact. Life has been so chaotic, challenging and hard that to make cookies for someone you love is truly a powerful act.


Suzie Ridler said...

Oh man, I can't even imagine Jamie! I am glad you had these beautiful (and I mean beautiful, gorgeous photo!) still moments in the studio and I'm glad Shannon was the chocolate fairy too.

Late add from me.

Shannon said...

I'm always happy to be the chocolate fairy! I still can't quite believe it about the drain, although it's good to get the root energy clear so the roots and water can play separately, I'm sure. It's so overwhelming, but it's great to embrace the calm moments when they come to us.

Cookies are definitely a happy place kind of thing. I'm sure Reg appreciated them. Sounds like it was a dark and chocolate (but not dark chocolate) kind of day all around!

Late add from me.

Suzie Ridler said...

Oh Shannon, I can't believe the bookcase broke something on top of falling down!!! Yikes!