SO, everything lately has just been so busy! I'm enjoying how fast time has flown but still, obviously I'm being a terrible blogger! Here are some snapshots of what life has been like for me...This second shot is of our backroom last friday...talk about stressed! We have had so much to do over the last few weeks! EEEEEK! I can't lie though, I love the bookstore!
I've been a pretty good hairdresser! Well, at least I think so. Such a pretty shade of red on Ashley! I really like it, just not brave enough to try it before I have to fly to LA for my conference in two weeks.
And, I actually have managed to squeeze in scrap time! So nice too...I'm really on a roll lately. I recently purchased the "WE DARE YOU" book, written by the cast of the Effer Dares blog, and I am really loving it. The middle and bottom layout are my first two dares, positive self talk and safe place. (the picture really doesn't do it justice I think, but you can click on it to make it full screen) It was funny though, because while I was thinking of my layout for my safe place I had a really hard time. It just all of a sudden hit me that books have been a safe place for me all my life. When I was little I was always buried in a book. I am reminded of the collection of essays that Jonathan Franzen wrote called How to be alone, where in it he speaks about books being a land of escape. A place where we are just with our thoughts, and really, there is no safer place, and no place I have ever felt so accepted. When your eyes fall upon that single line which seems to be written as if to say "Really? Me too" and you feel like someone, or something on the page just gets you. Perhaps that is why I aspire to be a writer, to forge that connection with someone, to create that safe place. Anyway, it was a weird kind of ah-ha moment for me. I had never really contemplated that I am in the book business for a deeper reason than I had ever really considered.