So what have I been doing? Well, last weekend was spent with my sister and her friend, scrapping at her friend, Jean's house. We left Friday midday and it takes about 2 1/2 hours to cross the state to Elizabeth, which is just east of Galena. No snow near Chicago when we left. That changed big time during our trip.
Long to short here: Driveway is long and steep, sister has front wheel drive vehicle, snow was very wet and huge flakes, we got stuck. No boots, no traction on my gym shoes to allow me to get out and push. We made some ruts. Once we got into the house, there was no leaving for the weekend. (Not that there were any plans to...after all, it was a scrapping weekend.)
|Not yet stuck, tracks heading up the driveway|
|Stuck...one of a few places|
Saturday was a dreary day outside, so it allowed me to concentrate on getting some pages done. Here's some that are complete:
|Yeah, first born girl always gets the photo package from Van Gogh!!|
Jean knows how to build a fire. Another bonus!!
And later that morning, a beautiful panoramic view of snow-covered farmland.
Things have been pretty busy at work, and it looks like the next 2-3 months will be all that and more. I am truly blessed to have a great boss and to work with a lot of great people. And as we play musical chairs in my little work world, it should be interesting to see how things wash out.
But my PG and I are heading out see Jeanne Robertson tonight. I first found out about her through my Texas Sisters. A former Miss Congeniality at the Miss America pageant. Humor based on real life. My kinda speaker!! Here's a short youTube that shows you her stuff.
I've been working on some mindfulness exercises offered by Lisa Wilson through her Wild Elephant Project over at LifeUnity. I know I'm not alone in needing to be reminded to be mindful in everything I do. And yes, it's difficult. But just going thru her exercises is a great reminder.
Okay, I've rambled on enough. Time for me to put away all my scrapbook stuff from last weekend, visit some blogs, cut my PG's hair so he looks purty for tonight, and get some laundry folded and put away.
I promise to work harder at getting a post in every few days.