Imagine a one-gallon bucket filled with the tiniest of all beads: Delica 11/0 seed beads. And now imagine there are several different colors of these beads in the bucket. But the colors are all very similar. White, pearl, cream, light pink, dark light pink, etc.
Okay, there really wasn't a one-gallon bucket, but it sure seemed like I had that much! I have been spending several hours over the last couple of days sorting these beads by color into their proper sections of my Need-a-Bead Now organizer with my bead scoop. Call me crazy, but there's something relaxing and mind-numbing about doing this. Sure, my eyes get itchy and teary and dry and my hand hurts from dealing with the tiny little suckers, but it really does help to block all the other stuff out of my mind. I turn on the TV and just block everything out. It's great. It's my meditation.
I've always been a detail-oriented person, so this is right up my ally. I think if I had to do this every day for eight hours a day, I couldn't take it. But just a couple of hours here and there to escape daily obligations is fine. And it's hard to stop. Just one more bead--oooo! There's one--gotcha! And pretty soon it's almost 11:30 and I should have been in bed over a half hour ago. Wait! There's one more! Go to your home, bead!
And the feeling of order and satisfaction comes after I've put them all away in their respective spots. I can now move on with life. It's odd how something that small can make such a big difference in my chilling out session. Makes me feel better. There's a lot of things I cannot control in life, but this is one thing I can literally get my hands on, manipulate, and put into order. I only wish there were a bead scoop big enough to handle all the crap I have to deal with every day. And an organizer large enough to put it all into.