Entry for November 18, 2007
It is about time I get this blog off the ground.
Confession is said to be good for the soul. (At least, I think that saying is still going aroung.) Being organized is one of my personal areas I need help with. I feel I was not naturally blessed with this gift but I feel it is needed to be more successful in trying to accomplish what I feel God has gifted me in. Just as I practiced many years polishing gemstones, I need to practice organizational skills.
One organizational skill I want to work on is time management. From the Lapidary point of view, getting my customers work done in a timely manner comes first but I also need to keep my web customers satisfied also. This means finding time to update my site and add more products that are available. I can get the stones polished but don't get this listed on the site.
Another area in the use of time is that of getting ready for local shows. Organizing my materials, pricing my materials, and having my materials ready for the shows is a must. I have a lot to do.
So, I hope the old saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" isn't true because I just turned 70 this last month.
So much for that.
My photo will come later. I want it to be more recent than the one on the web page about me. That one is three years old. See I have things to do.
One other thing I want to do is to keep improving the quality of my finished products. Most of what I have learned has been through reading books, talking to others, and trial and error. I have had a lot of errors that I was not satisfied with while trying to get a good polish on my gemstones. So now, I will also use the web for ideas.
I was searching the web today and run across some interesting rock tumbling instructions. Even if I have been tumbling for 25 years, I am not to old to learn. (At least I hope not and my wife of 46 years also hopes not.)
This will be all today. I hope that by the time you come back to my site I will have some more items listed in the blanks or even some additional pages for individual groups of gemstones.