IMA's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge

Institute of Mosaic Art's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge. We are challenging ourselves, and whoever wants to join us, to make a mosaic every week from June 6th to November 6th, 2014. 

Do something.

Workout Week 9 - Lemons

“In all my work, I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?’ --Maya Angelou

Wednesday was my birthday.  On Monday I decided to arrange things so that I could take the day off, free and clear to play with mosaics (and maybe catch up on some workouts I've missed,) go for a bike ride and perhaps squeeze in a pedicure before going to dinner with friends. Tuesday I was hit with a stomach bug -- wah wah -- so my Wednesday was spent on the couch, fielding birthday calls in a sleep deprived haze while trying not to move lest the cramping attack again.  Needless to say, the day was wasn't all I had hoped.  Though I'm mostly recovered (just in time to get back to work), I'm still annoyed and disappointed that my "me" day was ruined, but I'm trying to shake off the blahs. So I've decided to see my birthday convalescence as the epilogue to a difficult year past, as opposed to the prologue to my year ahead.  It's more lemon soap than lemon meringue pie but still better than sitting around in a big pile of lemons.

This week, your task is to finish the phrase "When life gives you lemons..." 

As always, interpret as you wish - sometimes "throw them at someone" feels more appropriate than "make lemonade" and that's ok, at least you're doing something.

“I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” --Ron White