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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pressure to Perform

I just wanted to comment on feeling the pressure to perform. For some reason, I always seem to flop when I a want to create a specific card, ATC, Scrapbook Layout, etc for someone. It is so frustrating because I have had all weekend to play and I really wanted to do a mail art piece but when I sit down to actually do it, I go blank. Yesterday I worked on a layout - just because I felt like doing one and it turned out really crappy. Normally, I would chalk this up to forcing myself to create but not this time; this time, I want to create cool stuff and I feel creative this weekend but for some reason, my projects are just not turning out cool. So, what do you do when this happens to you?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wanted: 1 babysitter, a week off work, and some cash!

I just got my August Country Living Magazine today and I was totally sucked in by an article about vacationing in Wyoming. Now, I'm not talking about your 'typical' vacation; this was about 4 days, 3 nights on a wagon train through the Tetons. Fresh air, nature all around, cowboys cooking for me, camping under the stars....Granted this isn't most people's idea of a vacation - I mean, there are no showers, no cell phones, no electricity...there are outhouses along the way though! lol Kids are welcome but personally, I'd rather leave them at home to get the full vacation effect. You can check it out at

photo by Jack Sanders and posted at

This photo above wasn't in the article but is a picture of a meadow in Wyoming. I've been there before but it's been over 16 years and I don't remember it looking this gorgeous...Actually, it's cold as hell there but I think I could handle it for a few days...So, any takers on the babysitting position?