it's so early, yet i am seriously exhausted. i don't usually give into my bed until i am literally SO EXHAUSTED, that fighting the urge to just lay down on the floor right under my computer table is almost unbearable. and certainly, if i have enough energy to change into pj's or wash my face, then i clearly have enough energy to continue working! i like to be that kind of tired that you are when you are taking cold medicine. that heavy head, slured speech, slowmotion fogged out brain kind of tired. that is what i am feeling. but since it is only 9:30, i decided to lurch down to the garage fridge and get a can of diet coke to drink direct. no ice. cold and hard... if i drink it in gulps, it seems to energize me on the spot. you see... i am 'on a roll' as i like to call it. if it were athletics, i'd be 'in the zone'. but it's a pretty big stretch to call scrapbooking a sport. though, if chess is considered a sport, maybe we have an argument. i feel like the deadlines have been coming at me in a seriosly steady stream. not just work... but life deadlines as well. i REALLY wish i could SHOW what i have been working on cause it is SO CUTE. i did this one page in particluar with some new stuff, and i love it so much. that is the bummer about this whole 'production' 'manufacturing' process... is that i am excited about this NOW and i love it... and i can't show it til OCTOBER... and by then i will be COMPLETELY OVER IT. (*pout*). bugs me so bad.
i can show my mom. and she has taken up scrapbooking... so she appreciates it. it is so funny! my mom has always been so crafty and so amazing with her hands, but CLAIMS not to be creative. she really likes to follow a pattern. well, she called me the other morning...and was SO EXCITED. it was early for me (before 10 is really early still for me). and she said, "this scrapbooking stuff is a little addicting!". she went on to tell me that she had stayed up til (gasp) midnight working on some pages, and then got right up at 7:30am and instead of going to the gym, snuck into her craft room, and got right back to work on her scrapbook. i had just sent her a big box of product, thinking that my sister and sister-in-law would distribute it between each other... kindof didn't think my mom would care. this was about a week ago. i got a kick out of it. she called me yesterday to report that she had completed her pages of "CHA WINTER" --(she and my sister came to Atlanta for the big show and help take orders in the booth) get this... 14 pages complete of CHA winter. (gasp again) and she was proud to report that she had used 19 items from the line and was loving it all--even the iron on letters that she admitted she thought were a little hokey. LOL. well... if i can insprire her... sky's the limit!!!!
see! now i have my 2nd wind. back to work. DANG i wish i could show you.
i will show you a self-portrait taken about a month ago. i was at one of eric's races, and i was running around trying to get awesome shots of him (triathalon). as i was walking across the lawn i looked down to see my shadow. for a moment i was stunned. it was my grandpa k. you may have heard me talk about him. he is my photography-genetic-link/soul mate. he died about 8 years ago. he'd always have a hat on of some kind. when i saw my shadow, w/ my [pink] cowboy hat, and my camera bag--it was so HIM. i loved it. i am sure if anyone saw me snapping a photo of my shadow they would have thought i was crazy.
ps. to all of you who emailed me about this blah-ging... i hope your happy... i finally gave into peer pressure!
NOW i am getting back to work!