Ha...Holiday weekend...and all I did today...Knit a little bit...worked on the ancestor canvas...and the biggest thing? Watched my vampire shows and SLEPT all day on the couch! Lazy lazy lazy! Oh I did get up and go to Michaels looking for the paste to use on the canvas...didn't find it...slept more! Giggle
Never tell a perfectionist, who happens to be an artist and graphic designer to do something "UGLY"...its not in me! The Big boss wanted it to look like a 12 year old boy did it...not like a "boss"...ehem...give it to some one else that doesn't care about how it reflects on you then! Grrrr! For crips sake he made use the Courier font! I HATE that boring typewriter looking font! Grrrr AND I told him NOT to tell anyone "I" did it!
Seriously it is SO hard for me to do ugly...I have to learn to let that go!
Boy it was a hell of a week and I am glad it is over and thank god Clickerman didn't come in until 10! I can't take him ALL day!
What a long week! Glad it is OVER!!! The highlight of the day? I got to have lunch with my old boss and try to catch up...then when we were leaving, I realized we didn't talk to him about his trip to Tahitti! Doh! I bet it was fantastic!
I seriously have to get back to walking and eating better...I have to make a real effort...this week was SO hot I didn't get to walk on yesterday and today. I have to do something else if I am not going to walk because I can feel it trying to come back! LOL
Today started off with Morning Ballet, and I even remembered that I had lipstick and used it! My hair had a GREAT day! However, for some reason Mr. Clickerman was there at 8 am! I cannot put up with him for EIGHT hours! This better stop! I confronted my boss...deer in headlight look...and nothing...crickets! I am going crazy!
The good thing about today? I got the Fortune Teller in the mail! LOVE LOVE LOVE
I am trying!
"Don't go through life, grow through life." -Eric Butterworth
Kinda disappointed I only walked 3,728 today...hum...rattles the device...maybe it isn't working right? Snort! I just have to get MORE serious about walking. However, This morning out of the blue the big boss tells me I look really nice today! Snort hum...must be the red! And then Chandra came around the corner...TWINS! Skinny and fatty version! LOL I was working asses and elbows today! I hate taking minutes! AND then having screwed up laptops to do them on! I should have brought my own! Here is a quote that helped me today:
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -Mahatma Gandhi
Sigh...after work my little fur guy was all over me..."love me love me" hard to resist!
Hee hee hee today I had a great mail day! Ah! My shawl came in! AND Chandra snatched it up and wore it all day! Giggle After work I walked 40 minutes making the days steps 5, 702...so I was being dramatic! It was a long day, but I did manage to work some more on the Ancestors canvas...
Ah today was my last day of vacation...I slept well, and then got up at like 6 am and worked on a new canvas, white on white I am calling Ancestors. I need to add a lot more to it, but it is a good beginning!
I was able to catch up on some sleep and watch my vampire shows!!!
Ooooosh! I was SO nervous going alone but I had a GREAT time! I registered on time and went to lunch with Fanabella at an upscale little restaurant where we sat outside and enjoyed our time between the bee's and wasp's getting VERY close! I had a beautiful salad! Explosions of taste in every bite. I drove her back to work and then I went grocery shopping and to Fan's house and chilled out until it was time to go to the Amador Theater to see 1000 Journals! I LOVE the idea of this experiment and the book I have ... It was FANTASTIC! I wish she would sell DVDs of this film. I loved every minute of it and it was life changing!
I was able to meet a few people AND Chrysti found me in the crowd! Her boyfriend Carl was with her! I was SO excited to meet her!!!! She is so warm and genuine! I liked them both instantly! I was so glad that I was able to come (thanks to her) and my anxiety left. I had a really good night! On stage some ZNE members said thank you to Chel for all her work, giving her special gifts including crown, septor and robe! The lighting sucked so my photos didn't turn out...
Saturday was up early, Fan was so cute, she had a snack bag ready for me, and we had some coffee together she made some biscuits but I can't eat that early in the am. I was so excited to hear SARK talk! I have enjoyed her books and the things I have seen from her. She inspires me, if not with her writing but that anyone can be an artist, can journal...with juicy pens and thirsty paper! I was glad I brought my book for her to sign! She had a friend who is a Disney Imaginer give the intro and he SO reminded me of one of my guys at work! He has Professional Third Grader on his business cards! I LOVED him! I could SO see my friend Stephen doing this!
Then there was an hour and half of waiting for classes to start. I met 3 fab women, who couldn't figure out how to sign up for classes and so just came for the breakfast. They were Fun and funny! They live local so I am hoping to meet up with them again! I laughed a lot with them! So much fun!
Class...Ah class! Delightful, upbeat, messy and FUN class with Chrysti!! Freeing. There were 9 of us and it was a nice size for me, not too much going on that you couldn't keep up and some really great people in class! I enjoyed it! I especially liked using the molding paste! She did a large amount of information in a one day class! And the goodie bag...OMG...talk about generous! Inside mine was some FROGS!
Jazzy and Diva sat next to me, and I had a great time sharing in class...I loved every minute! We painted papers and they can be made into a book, she gave us the wire to bind them, like a technique book! I felt like I did a lot and yet did nothing...I feel like I should have done more...but that was simply not possible! Giggle We worked hard and fast! I was EXHAUSTED after class!
That day was AMAZING, getting to meet so many people of the same mind set, tattoo's showing, artist hair every where! Meeting special people who are teachers in this industry, amazing day!
Then dinner at Blue Agave! We had to wait too long for dinner and I got a bad headache, but the company and the vibe was so worth being there! I enjoyed it! We sat in the backyard of the old house and since I was driving I couldn't do a margarita, but I enjoyed the surrounding and the company! I ran into Bev and the photo with the 4 women are where I was sitting and enjoying their company! I had a GREAT time! I was so happy to meet them!
On Sunday I slept in, took a lazy shower and got slowly ready for the day, having breakfast and coffee with Fan and we talked until almost 3!!! I had to rush out not to miss the Vendor event. I got to see Chrysti before going home, she was talking to some one, and dork that I am, said "Why do I know you?" Duh! It was Shosh!!!! I was THRILLED to see her again AND I got to meet her hubby too! What a great day indeed! Although Aleen was sick and didn't come Bev was doing the booth for her. When I got there, every one was closing up, so I didn't have to spend any money! Giggle
I ran into Diva again and I got two of her tiara's! One small and one large! ooosh! She had some great stuff! She is such a dear! I really like her and I got to talk to her friend, who is going through the same thing as me, grappling with aging. She did the self-portrait class. I hope we talk again.
I don't even know how to thank Chrysti. She is AMAZING in internet friendship AND in real life! I adore her! She gave me some items for Lucy as well and I will be mailing them for her to have joy as well!
This weekend should be REALLY fun! I get to stay with one of my best friends, Fanabella! She lives close to where the retreat is happening, in Danville! No cost for me, which is great, and I can just buy food! Wish me luck that I find some friends at ZNE!
Still butterflys, but I am so glad I love Pleasenton and I know how to get around there...I LOVE downtown!
I am REALLY excited about finally meeting Chrysti! I have been friends with her for a long time, but to be able to MEET in person is going to be fantastic!!! I can't believe how LIGHT I have packed! This is awesome, I keep parring down the more I travel, I don't take so much crap with me!
No make up today...feeling like crap...anxiety...This too shall pass! Nothing like breaking out! Yuck! I hate adult acne! I am a mess! You would think this would be a great opportunity and a lot of fun...so why the anxiety? I hate that I am experiencing this, but I am going to try to embrace it and learn from it. This has been going on since December and I am really tired of the flight or fight mode my body seems to be in...some thing turned the switch on and I am trying to turn it back off!
Most of my things are packed for the ZNE ConvenZioNE! YEAH! Only 2,808 steps today...I even went too Michaels for the couple of things I didn't have on her list, and I feel that I am at least ready and organized. I am trying to figure out what to wear, and part of that is having grundge clothes that I don't care if I get paint and stuff on it! AND I bought these cool totes! The straw one was $1.99!!!! Score! These are easy bags to carry to class! Excited!
I am so drained and exhausted that I am heading off to bed...I hope I can sleep...