it’s true. Tuesdays are my best work days. Sunday I rest and regroup and prioritize, Monday I run errands and get organized and by Tuesday I am so ready to come downstairs and immerse myself in work projects. I’m super lucky to have Jenna for an extra long day and this REALLY helps (Ok, and let’s be 100% honest — another reason Tuesday is so wonderful is the fact that the cleaning lady comes on Tuesday. I have struggled to find someone I like and I’ve finally found her. She has been coming for about two months now and WOW is life more manageable when you have help in the deep cleaning department!)
I have so much to say, but must start with a huge …
THANK YOU !!
to Susan and Meredith for all their work on the Big Wig crop over the weekend.
Don’t forget to drop by Key Lime Crops and help these girls out as they launch and grow this fabulous website!
I was actually away from home for the crop, but checked in nearly every hour from my iphone (handy) and was just so impressed with all the activity and enthusiasm from everyone. I got to hang out a little on Saturday morning … and am committed to following through with at least two of the challenges!
I cannot believe it’s almost September (seriously.) Actually, I’m super ready. I love September — love the cooler days, the changing colors, back-to-school — the urge to bake muffins and cookies and cook up a big pot of wild rice soup. I am leaving for South Africa in just two weeks. Very excited to go again and to make new friends, renew relationships and share this amazing country, culture and experience with my dad. My dad the wildlife veterinarian is going on a safari (how cool is that?) Check out the Kichaka game lodge where we are staying — amazing. I’m working on having enough to do on the airplane. I’m not a good at sitting still for very long and the flight from Atlanta is 19 hours, which just sort of boggles my mind. I’ve got a stack of books and I did purchase this fun NEW item to help me carry it all around …
A laptop backpack from Kipling – ever heard of them? I met Claire (vice president of sales and merchandising) on the plane to Philedelphia and loved chatting with her about her family, job, life etc … figured it would be the right thing to do, to pay the website a visit. I love how on the home page you click on "America" and then must select USA — such a good thing for big-headed north americans who sometimes forget that we aren’t the only America!
Anyway …. Here are some other updates:
I just signed on to teach at Appropos, here in Spokane on Saturday, October 11th.
Classes are …
Happily Ever After (11-12:30 pm, $25.00)
A delightful two-page layout with a hopefully surprise ending. This is the class I’m teaching in South Africa. You’ll need to bring several photos. But you’ll be able to select your papers etc… at the store. I’m pretty excited about the creative process here. This project is sponsored by Technique Tuesday.
Photo Freedom, Inter-Active Lecture (1:30-3:30pm, $30.00)
This is the lecture I’ve given at several events now. It’s a chance for me to talk about the book Photo Freedom and get specific with some of the essential items and processes of my system. I get to answer personal questions too!
You can get all the details and register at apropospaperarts.com
I’m gearing up for our final month in Have More FUN and I’m so looking forward to it. I’ll be sharing a bit of what we are doing soon …. we are using this adorable album from Fancy Pants
and some exclusive decorative elements from Nancie and ScrapArtist.com to create a present-moment scrapbook called 30 Days Hath September – I did a similar album in my book, The Big Picture and it’s become an absolute favorite and has taught me so much about life and living with awareness, gratitude and faithful anticipation. Good stuff.
let’s just say Dad has a new ride to church!
Can you believe it? My sweetheart bought a Harley Davidson. And off Ebay no less. The most suprising thing is that I’m good with it. More than that, I might even be keen on some weekend hike-n-bike excursions. I never pictured the good doctor (or me) on a Harley, but I love that twinkle in his eye and that Harley rumble!!
Sunday afternoon, I had one of those full-circle moments making Rice Skippy treats (the kind you mold into shapes) with all four boys. This was a regular treat in our house when Clark and Chase were little and it has been a LONG time since we’ve made them. Taft wasn’t even sure what Rice Skippy treats are –I felt horrible and we all lined up for some yummy, sticky fun — can’t believe how these guys are growing and how yummy these are — I’ll have to post the recipe.
I took Trey on his school shopping yesterday, after our "lunch time" activity at Dad’s office. He had his annual plate of ribs and shrimp and in addition to lots of new clothes, got to have the "growing up" talk with me — it’s always fun to shed a little light on the magic of life, don’t you think? It all went very well. We came home and put on a fashion show set to music – so crazy and fun.
Do me a favor and "nose kiss" someone today!