thanks for encouraging me yesterday : ) i feel so much better! a whole new perspective and even though i stayed up until 2 this morning, i feel refreshed! what was i doing until 2, you ask? i spent hours and hours in my studio, reorganizing and purging. i sat in the middle of the floor and sorted and bagged up lots of stuff that i either had duplicates of, or knew i would never need or use (i hope). as a crafter, it's hard to get rid of stuff, because i/you always think there will be a time when you might NEED something that you are getting rid of. but i bit the bullet and purged with abandon! i now have like 50 scrapbooking kits for brooke's garage sale this weekend. if anyone local is interested, please email me! i priced each kit at $5. i think it's fair. i did theme kits like baby girl, baby boy, winter, summer, spring, autumn, Christmas, vacation, beach, sunset colors, a whole lotta paper, odds n ends, yadayada. i needed to do this. i think my creativity will come alive with less clutter. i was getting overwhelmed. so today, i hope to wrap it up. if you could see the floor in my studio, you would laugh.
last night, tom grilled burgers and even though it was hot and humid, we ate outside. sometimes i think a person just needs to be outside. it always helps me to think more clearly. even though i could barely breath : ) for the past week or two, the high school band has played and marched by. one of our favorite summer things. the last time they marched by, tom noticed our friend suzy's son keith. so last night when i heard them coming, i grabbed my camera. keith is pretty shy, so i tried not to be too obnoxious. i just sat on our front step and zoomed in. i emailed suzy the picture last night and when she showed keith, he hadn't even seen me. yay!
i love small town living.
a few weeks ago, i took a few pics after church. we needed a shot of our new pastor mike and his wife terri and while i was snapping, this cute little dude came along and posed for me.
he loved the camera.
and here are mike and terri-
and terri really is this joyful! she loves to laugh! we're enjoying having them here. and by the number of people coming to church, i don't think we're alone! very exciting!
so today, i plan to continue what i started yesterday, although i think i better get out and at least buy dog food. i had to scramble eggs for the pooches today, because we are completely out of food. they didn't mind.
one more thing. completely irreverent. someone sent me a link to a "flight of the concord" video a while ago. hilarious. i sort of forgot about them. on tuesday, chelsea pulled up the youtube for "business time" . we all laughed our butts(yes, i typed butts) off as we listened and watched. i'm not going to do a direct link, because i know i have younger readers and it's not appropriate for kiddos. but for those of you of age, you must check it out. hilarious.
so i'm going to head back upstairs and try to finish sorting. i'm going to snap before and after photos. i'm so anxious to have it in shape! i hope you have a great day. God bless!