Today is a Monday. I generally like Mondays, as they are a fresh start and a chance to get ready for the week ahead. Today's "Monday" has been challenging — not because anything bad has happened, but because I'm running out of time! I've had an exciting and busy weekend (starting last Thursday) and an exciting meeting in Portland tomorrow and the usual unrealistic to-do list that has put me updating my blog at 9:00 pm rather than the anticipated 11:00 am. See, I'm only TEN hours behind … as I think to myself "Whatever Stace!" Some days you just don't get it all done.
Today marks one month to LOM LAUNCH. I mean by this, one month to the first day of class for the annual session of Library of Memories. I'm in get READY mode. 98% of Christmas is put away and I've got last week behind me (did I mention it was busy?) and so I'm NOW dedicating 30 minutes a day to my personal system, so that I am fully immersed and prepared to teach. I look forward to meeting a whole NEW group of students and reconnecting with alumni from past years.
I'm loving Project 365 on my blog (see my photo album at right) as it gives me the chance to post a quick highlight from each day and have that very desired sense that I'm keeping up with some of the details in this wonderful and crazy life of mine. I can tell already that regardless of what form the finished project takes, I will LOVE having a record of 2009 documented in this "daily" way.
I'm headed to Portland for a one day meeting tomorrow, so I've got to sign off and get packed up for that.
As a sign off, take a look at this FUN little project idea …
This is adorable Stephanie Capawana that I met on Saturday. She has been scrapbooking since the 7th grade and is now a junior at Moscow High School. Stephanie takes classes at Paper Pals in Pullman and used a package of plastic name-badge holders (from the office store) and bound them together with jump rings and ribbon and they made such a sturdy little brag book (so clever!) Stephanie had a whole display set up on Saturday afternoon (see my project 365 photos) She most definitely has a future in scrapbooking!!
And just so you can see your beautiful face in focus … here she is again with another of her projects, this is her color album that features one or two photos of her growing up through the years, where each spread is a different color! Thanks Stephanie for letting me share.