Just Life

keeping up.

(Gladiolus Harvest by Jonathan Green, thank you green)

busy week – in a good way, doing the right things – but now feeling like I’m behind. unacceptable for a Friday, so I’m going to let go of some of my internal to-do list and be happy keeping up. {yes, for me, this is a “habit” I’m still working on…. letting go and being ok with it does not come easy – but it feels good when I do it!}

I’ve discovered that my journal – a wonderful birthday gift from Katie last year – is a good incubator for this blog. A few excerpts from yesterday’s entry about “daydreams” (another inspiration from my Scatter Joy jar):
*warmer weather – capris, t-shirts and flip flops
*Sunday – no plans – scrapbooking…need to get photos from last week developed so I have pics to use {done – just have to pick them up – I love love love ritzpix online!}
*Katie spring break week after next – taking off 2 days from work to play
*using my new alphabet stamps for journaling and scrapbooking
*nice dinner with Sara tonight (just the 2 of us – Marc has a meeting) {we did this – crab cakes, salmon cakes, garlic green beans and really yummy sweet potatoes…in the dining room with candles – thank you Harrys for making this possible!}
*switching the house from winter to spring/summer – new candles, potpourri and the cotton pillow covers
*cleaning out my closet … maybe getting wooden hangers (only if I get rid of most of my clothes!)

Other ramblings:
*Friday is my favorite day of the week (same for Karen, we talked about it last weekend 🙂 and we agreed a good Friday color is bright magenta like THIS (Visual Chronicles inspiration explained here); Sara thinks Saturday is the best day and it’s a color like THIS
*I bought my first issue of Blueprint – new mag from the Martha Stewart empire – and it hurt like crazy to support her … I was a HUGE fan before she cheated and went to prison … but maybe it’s time to forgive and forget? anyway – love the layout – especially the title font – and the blog, but I think I’m about 10 years older than the target demographic and I wonder if that’s true for other magazines I read (like In Style and Elle) but maybe I just don’t realize it or maybe I just don’t care!?
*Researching funky bags on etsy (see Katie’s post from last Friday) – this one, or this one, or this one? …or I would say who cares about funky, what’s wrong with Vera Bradley (too beachy)?
*Loving Jonathan Green – bought 2 of his art postcards last weekend because I liked the colors so much – then read up about him and totally love the way he portrays the low country
*Got my hair done today – Carla had this beautiful birds nest sitting at her station – what a lovely reminder of spring just around the corner!