There have been so many amazing opportunities coming up because of the book that I’ve been flat-out, working my day-job and completing extra projects, promoting the book, and generally going mad with joyful busy-ness, for months. So at the last minute, I took this past week off the day-job and planned to spend it in the sun.
Unfortunately, the sun didn’t show up for our date, but it was a good idea nonetheless. A bunch of deadlines somehow converged on me for this coming week and I never would have made it while also working 40 hours at the college. But I didn’t spend the whole week working! I finally got outside and made some leaf-based molds (there haven’t been leaves for six months… c’mon sun, get back here!).
I managed to get in quite a bit of kitteh-snuggling (not that I had much choice):
My fabulous father made a desk for me recently, and my just as fabulous husband hooked me up with a new computer and dual monitors so I now have a comfortable space for the ever-increasing computer usage for my jewellery business. It’s amazing to get work done and NOT be uncomfortable and in pain the whole time. Amazing.
I finished up a bunch of patina experiments for a webinar I’m hosting next week:
(Feel free to sign up for that webinar, by the way. You get access to it later even if you can’t attend live.)
I was able to get to the beach for a bit – it wasn’t sunny and we’re still experiencing a nor’east wind for some reason so it was pretty cold. But beautiful! And I walked SO FAR!
Having the house to myself was also pretty peaceful. I got to make and eat some delicious food, including this taco salad:
And these ridiculously good cookies (from scratch!!):
I played with new translucent clay and a new tutorial by Ginger Davis Allman that I’m going to do a whole review of soon, but here’s a preview:
I studied up on some D&D nerd stuff and started playing with making a different character sheet (as a newbie, the regular one is difficult sometimes):
Did I mention the kitteh snuggling?
I think they like me.
I did a bit of design work for this amazing, local youth project called iCreate Cape Breton:
I broke down the gallery from the book launch and got to see all the lovely things people wrote about my show:
I got to visit my brother in his new apartment, spend time alone to clear out my head, do a bit of housecleaning with the windows open smelling like heaven, spend some time with my favorite people, and mostly, do a lot of all the things I WANTED to do instead of only things I HAD to do.
Still have blog posts to write and deadlines to meet, but my soul feels recharged and my thoughts are at peace instead of roiling.
It was a good week. Now… back into the breach!