A different perspective

Published 9:17 am Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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By Lorie Ann Simpson
I am a The Big Bang Theory show watcher. It is a fun, easy show to watch and relax to. It doesn’t take a lot of concentration to enjoy it. There are no complicated plots you have to keep up with. My husband and I usually watch it after a long week at work when we need to laugh.

I have to admit, Sheldon is my favorite character. He is quirky and doesn’t blink an eye when telling people EXACTLY how he feels. I so wish I could do that. But my southern upbringing won’t allow it. In one episode, and forgive me if I don’t get it precisely correct because it has been a while since I saw it, Sheldon was having trouble figuring out an equation or theory or something along that line. So, he went to “work” at the Cheesecake Factory with Penny. “Work” because he wasn’t an actual employee; he just showed up and started working. (Gotta love Sheldon) Anyway, the point was to do something menial to rest his brain so it could refocus on his project.

I am currently working on the sequel to “Saving Faith.” It is called “Finding Hope.” For some reason, I am struggling with getting my thoughts down. It is frustrating. I know how I want the story to go, but getting there is taking more time than I like. So, I heard about a craft project people are doing. It is called Diamond Painting. I had never heard of it before, but it has been around for years. The canvas has a colored picture on it with numbers or letters as a guide. The canvas is very sticky, and with a tool that comes with the kit, you apply these different colored “diamonds” on it. I am not very crafty. I did cross-stitch and crocheted in my younger days before RA made everything more difficult. I have missed that feeling of working on a project. Diamond Painting has given me my creativity back and is easier on my hands.

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Diamond Painting is a lot of fun. An excellent passer of time and is relaxing. But most of all, it has given my brain a new focus, and ideas for my new book have been coming to me. I feel just like Sheldon in The Cheesecake Factory after he dropped a tray of dishes. But at least with Diamond Painting, there is no mess to clean up.