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A Quicky

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

i have been busy, busy, but not so much in the studio. I took on the job of Constant Contact newsletter editor for my guild, Columbia FiberArts Guild. Since I do this for SDA, several times a week, it is not a problem, except for gathering the information. The person who originally volunteered for the job, found CC, too difficult for her to manage, and so we were late getting out the October edition. I had to get on it yesterday and get it done. It went out this morning.

My other activity is updating my website which has been neglected for too long. I thought that before the magazine article comes out next month, I should have all my newer work on the blog. I am making progress, but it is slow.

Today, I took some me time to meet with the STASH group at Suzy’s house. She made us a fabulous lunch – vegetarian. It was fun to sit and chat with my friends.

Back at home, I worked on a new Constant Contact newsletter for SDA which will go out to the whole membership next week. That has lots of finessing to be done.

Tomorrow, my plan is to get some serious studio time in.

Today’s 3 x 3. (October is a long month!)

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

The MIssing Blogger Returns

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

I arrived home from San Francisco yesterday afternoon. I had to fill the fridge and pantry again and unpack. I conked out early. Today, I have been moving in slow motion, but did get in a walk with Mr C and Scooter. It has turned quite cold. I am not ready for such an abrupt change.

I woke up missing the sounds of Paige cooing and giggling. What a special little girl she is — so happy and secure. I got up with the family yesterday morning and witnessed the frenzied packing up and eating breakfast, making coffee and heading off for the day. Mark takes Paige to day care which is near the office of the landscaping company for which he works. Jayme leaves a bit later for medical school at Berkeley. I wish I was closer to help out once in awhile, but I am so proud of the way they are pulling this off.

Here are a couple of gratuitous photos of Paige.

Here she is asleep in her swing which rocks her and makes pretty music. That is her special puppy that she likes to have with her when she sleeps.

Here she is, on the floor, just before she had a melt down because she was hungry and Mom was late coming home from her stint at the ER. I fed her some rice cereal and she was happy.

It was fun spending time with Lisa and Clay, too. They came over on Sunday night for dinner and we watched the Giants win.

Having fun with Aunt Lisa.

Lisa gave me a couple of gifts from her trip to Scandinavia. This cup says mother in Swedish.

And these are corks for wine bottles. Pretty cool!

I made it down to the studio this afternoon and got caught up on 3 x 3s.


Hanging Out in San Francisco

Friday, October 19th, 2012

I am having a wonderful time in San Francisco. You can see that Paige looks pretty cute in her hoody. She likes to chew on the buttons. And, she has room to grow so she can wear it for a while.

Yesterday, after I arrived, Lisa took me to downtown SF so that I could do some shopping at Macy’s which has a huge selection fo Eileen Fisher fashions. I bought several things and had them sent to my house to avoid paying the enormous sales tax. Then, we went to Nordstrom where she bought boots that she has been dreaming about, and I bought shoes that I love.

Lisa and Clay took me out to dinner at The Plant Cafe in the Embarcadero. We sat outside by the bay. It was a beautiful evening.  Then, they dropped me off at Mark and Jayme’s. Paige was already down for the night so I had to wait until this morning to see her. I got to spend the better part of the day with her, by myself. Here she is having some rice cereal for lunch.

Paige and her Daddy are best buds. Her face lights up when either parent comes into the room.

I managed to get one 3 x 3 done before I came down here so it will be  catch up when I get home, next week.



Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012