saturday and sunday my boys played in 9 different ball games...i watched 5 of those.
monday i ran 7 miles in snow and ice...and worked on shipping all afternoon with the help of a great friend.
tuesday i shipped for another 5 hours and then drove to the KC airport and picked up PAM!!! oh i was so happy to hug that girl! she was dearly missed.
wednesday i packed & shipped ALL DAY then cleaned the craft house for several hours with the help of 2 friends.
thursday i finished cleaning at the craft house (with kimberlee) for an event that was in the evening. i was so happy to just be at home with my kids for the evening! talby talked to me non stop all afternoon. i missed that this week.
then i went to bed at 10:30! that only happens when i have the flu or something. but i obviously needed the sleep.
and today all my kids were home from school.
it's been quite a day. nothing i thought we would do got done. oh well.
these pictures were from last night. it ended up being just these two home last night. they were almost silly about it... they were LOVING it so much. we ate dinner outside (gorgeous weather) and those two were chatter boxes! after the sun went down they chose a movie to watch that annie wouldn't be able to watch because they are big kids. :) sneaky siblings. I am so happy that sean and talby still like each other so much. they are only 16 months apart! (that was a crazy year in my life....OY!!!)
ok...KU game is on. i am going to watch the end now.
because... bill self and i are besties now ya know....
i have a fabric addiction. i bet this is not news to you. i am so thankful that i have found a way to be able to feed my addiction through my job. :)
i can use it for craft weekend. i can use it for my shop.
although i order a lot online (hawthorne threads and fabric.com) my favorite way to buy it is in person. there is something about seeing the colors with my own eyes... feeling how soft it is... putting it together with other patterns... it gets my creativity going.
i thought maybe you would like to see what i chose last week at Sarah's.
my love runs deep.
craig and i had a discussion about "art" last week. we discussed what inspires us... art or not. he and i are very different and that is totally fine. the things that inspire him, do not inspire me and the things that inspire me, do not inspire him. it was interesting to talk with him and learn more about him.
because in my brain... color and pattern and texture is supreme.
i can barely read books or concentrate sometimes on certain things because i am thinking about creating.
i see these patterns and i want to draw.
i see these colors and i want to paint.
i feel this fabric and i want to sew.
i am at a restaurant and i notice the shape of the light fixtures or the tile on the floor.
i see a sunset and i notice what colors are in it and where they meet and blend.
i LOVE these things. i thrive on these things. i get antsy when i am not able to find it... like gray winter days stuck in the house.
and it's fascinating to learn that other people do not think this way... and then what does make them tick?
where do they find that inspiration? what makes them happy or brings joy or satisfaction?
isn't it amazing how we are all so different and unique?
i love that God did not make us the same.
and that He gives us people in our worlds who understand us. or that may not understand but can appreciate the gifts we each were given for our own life. such a blessing.
Thanks God for color and pattern and ART!
what are you thankful for?
where does your inspiration meet joy in your heart?