And, I have another really busy day, ahead, with hot temperatures, as well.
I got into bed last night and replayed the day over in my thoughts … breakfast out with David, making a Desktop Calendar Easel Box, preparing for the Stampin’ Kids Workshop, facilitating the Kids’ Stampin’ Workshop, dinner out with old friends, into bed, restless sleep, boys late home …
The Highlight of breakfast was the lovely company ~ David and I spent time drifting through conversation about the things which we are involved in currently and how they are working, or not, and what we expect in the future. Breakfast itself was a bit below par …
The Paper Crafter’s Library project of a Desktop Calendar Easel Box was challenging and great. Thank Goodness for Video Tutorials!!! I am such a Fan! I was squeezing in this project when I really should have been preparing for the afternoon class so I may have not read the PDF instructions as well as I could have. No worries! Watch the video. Very helpful!! My Easel Box is nearly completed and I added the Stampin’ Girls Birthdays to it, during the workshop.
I LOVE Stampin’ Kids Workshops!
We had fun making up the 3 projects I created before hand … the Tri-Fold Card project was an opportunity to extend the skills a little further as I showed them how to use a craft knife for the first time. I have the embellishment on my ‘Bow Box’ by Becky Roberts to finish and then I have a NEW trio of goodies to gift to someone.
And dinner. Oh Wow. It was LOVELY. We sat outside, had the most fabulous Indian food I’ve ever had at that restaurant, and everybody had an opportunity to share what they’d been doing and what their plans were to do next. The cool change came through and there was a gentle breeze keeping things fresh and manageable. A few flies were the most we had to contend with!
When I thought back about the day I realised it was a very ‘satisfying’ day. I did all the things that I enJOY most … and I had people ask me what I was doing: I shared about Kels beginning High School, the JOY of Stampin’ Kids, my trauma of recent weeks in response to the anniversary of my father’s death, the NaNoWriMo Challenge, and my Passion for Past Lives … every single thing I am interested in, I shared in conversation, last night.
I don’t remember the last time that happened. In fact, it may never have happened before.
It was such a JOY to be Authentic and Share my Passions.