Sunday, August 3, 2008

back from my blogging hiatus

So, I haven't been the best at blogging lately. Maybe it's the summertime, maybe it's the craziness that equals my life right now, and maybe it's because I haven't really had time for scrapping. Last week was spent in ATL for a leadership meeting. I'm so glad I went. A man named Alan Zimmerman spoke, who has a doctorate in psychology and is a speaker (I can't even imagine what we paid him to speak) for various businesses. Anyway, I learned a lot and have a few things I want to work on, namely asking others more questions and also being more tactful. Now there's something for me to work on!

As soon as I got back from ATL, Greg and I headed to Paducah (2.5 hours away) for their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

These are Greg's paternal grandparents and are some of the sweetest people I know. 65 years!!! What an example for us all.

And a picture of the family that was able to come before we had dinner at Kentucky Dam.
And, me with a photo taken by Greg. I just bought some Photoshop actions from here and wanted to play around with this photo, since it's a bit overexposed. I'll post later in the week the progress I've made with learning said actions :)

Greg and I had a chance to go antiquing and I got this sucker for $20!!! Isn't she a beaut? (doesn't that sound like something the Griswald's would say?)
The "a" doesn't work, but I've figured out the issue and I think Greg can fix it relatively easily.

Also, we picked up lots of other goodies that you'll just have to wait to see inside future Studio Calico kits. Perhaps Scarlet will let me show a sneak for you at some point, but for now, trust me that the next few months are gonna be grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

One more thing, I've been remiss in updating you regarding the friend of mine who went into early labor. She ended up having the baby (Riley Marie) and she was 5 lbs. 2 oz. A bit small and ended up having a feeding tube for a few days, but after about a week in the hospital, mom and baby are home and guess who I get to see tomorrow???? You guessed it. I'm heading to Cincy for work and me and my camera are taking a trip!


stephanie howell said...

a. i'm giggling at the tactful comment. seriously giggling.
b. i would have paid a ZILLION dollars to go to that shop with y'all. so jealous.
c. that photo greg took is beautiful.

Sweet Peripety said...

Thanks for all the updates, esp. for your friend. I've been praying for them.

LOVE that find of yours. I would love to find one, but that time will come!

Beautiful long-married couple there. Whenever I see that/hear of that many years, I tear up, because it is quite wonderful.

Alex Hardy said...

that's a LOT of happy to report about ... glad to hear it. :) you have my vote to show us some SNEAKS! [wink, wink]. have a safe trip girly!

liz mataraza said...

wonderful pics of you and your fam! lovin' the typewriter. and glad to hear that baby and mom and are doing well.

and tact is certainly not my strong suit. at all. this might be a good lecture for moi.

Anonymous said...

love your new journaling buddy there! and totally psyched to see the new kit finds :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of your typewriter! The photo of you is lovely.

vtpuggirl said...

I've missed your blog posts! Good to see you posting again, love your pics, your finds, and your sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! 65 years!? That's just incredible. Part luck, part perseverance, and lots of love I bet! Congrats to them!

As to your friend, 5# plus - that's almost an average sized baby! I bet they will both do just fine! Will think happy thoughts for them both!

Rita said...

Tact? I'm supposed to be tactful?

Love the typewriter! Whenever I see all of these great finds I want to go antiquing, just never seem to find the time.

And you must post sneaks!!

Melaniestan said...

Cool typewriter! I think I may have the same one?--ok, it's DH and 10 years ago I told him get rid of the junk---10 years later it is in my scrapbook room looking good on the table. Funny how things work out!