from the warehouse in Utah.
I’ve had LOTS of questions about the arrival of my book. I was able to expedite an order to the event I attended in Chantilly, VA last weekend. Otherwise, pre-orders are filled first. Retailers can also pre-order books, so it is possible to see books show up at your LSS before your personal pre-order comes. But they are shipping all pre-orders NOW.
and .. check out my new splash page at www.photofreedombook.com — I think it’s rather cool (thanks Kayce!)
on the home front, our wood floors in the kitchen and dining room are being re-finished (we didn’t get the right coat/sheen for our busy house) so we’re limited in the "flow" of our home — everyone is downstairs with me today — always a bit surprising how something like this adds to the overall craziness. I snapped a couple of photos of Addie in my photo tent …
The good news is we get to go out to dinner tonight!
I’ve still got this crazy flu bug too (anyone else?) I got my shot and everything, but man it’s a bugger.
I haven’t done as good with sharing book quotes this month as I had envisioned, but here’s one for today:
People are sometimes resistant to the idea of introducing rituals because they believe that ritualistic behavior may detract from spontaneity or creativity — especially when it comes to interpersonal rituals such as a regular date with one’s spouse, or artistic rituals such as painting (read scrapbooking.) However, if we do not ritualize activities — whether working out in the gym, spending time with our family, or reading for pleasure — we often don’t get to them, and rather than being spontaneous, we become reactive (to others’ demands on our time and energy). In an overall structured, ritualized life, we certainly don’t need to have each hour of the day accounted for and can thus leave time for spontaneous behavior; more importantly, we can integrate spontaneity into a ritual, as, for example, deciding spontaneously where we go on the ritualized date. The most creative individuals—whether artists, business people, or parents—have rituals that they follow. Paradoxically, the routine frees them up to be creative and spontaneous. from the book, Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar
We will btw, be reading this book in our FREE reading room at Big Picture Scrapbooking, later this year.