Wednesday, January 14, 2009

blissful escape

things have been busier than normal for me. i have a deadline for scrap 'n art that is keeping my nose to the grindstone. i am excited for and loving the "work". i mean, really, could we call it work? i get to scrapbook and create with products sent to my door. brilliant!

i have a few upcoming blog posts brewing....things i want to document and preserve. sometimes i feel that the simple things in my life go un-documented, and as a great quote by Barbara Kingsolver states: "It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time." i am a collector of quotes, and that one is definitely in my collection now. i love it. it is profoundly true and poignant, no? in the spirit of documenting the everyday normal stuff i have a little tuesday and thursday morning tradition that i would like to share. noah has preschool on those mornings. those moms of you out there can appreciate how precious every moment we get "alone" is. so, i have a date with barnes and noble, a comfy chair, and stacks of books and magazines in need of purusing. there i sit, in my happy place, getting some very important needs met. i am inspired, refreshed, comforted, recharged, swept-away, and transported to a world of art-journaling and other such creative pursuits (as those are the books and magazine i am engrossed in). and the best's FREE! not one dime spent on this blissful escape. who knew a book store could provide all of this? i vary my routine from time to time, but this is one of my favorites.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

The bookstore is almost always where I escape to when I need more alone time. The time always goes by too fast though!