A great mail day!

Wow, yesterday was a great mail day!!!!!!  My mailbox was full of fun, thoughtful, and terriffic surprises.

I received a card from a dear friend of mine who lives up north.  The imagery on the card is wonderful…..and her note inside is even more precious to me.

I received a package of seeds from Karen!!!  Thanks Karen…..they’re so pretty even before I plant them!  Looking forward to lots of monarchs this year!

And I received my “Winter Skinny Swap” pages from one of my art groups.  We did an exchange of 4″x7″ pages depicting the theme of winter.  This was my first participation in a “paper” based swap and I truly enjoyed it.  I’m looking forward to the next swap even more now!

Here’s a picture of what all my pages look like laid out on the carpet…..


I’ll be taking time to go through them one by one when I sit for quiet time (as I did yesterday when I got them).   I need to make a fabric covered binder for them like I have my fiber art postcards in.  Hmmm, maybe one with a winter theme?


I didn’t take a walk with the dogs this morning, but apparently one of them did without me. Probably my cocker with her long fuzzy ears.

How do I know this? By the evidence in the middle of the living room carpet that was found when I got out of the shower:

Umm, Brandi, dear furkid, this is NOT the exact decorating I had in mind for fall inside the house!

Road Trip Quiz

I saw this on Gina’s blog this morning and was intrigued. I’ve traveled a bit here and there, usually work related, dh has been in trucking all our married life. So as I answered the questions on this I imagined myself setting off on a “not trucking” road trip.

Hmmmm…….. interesting………….

The Road Trip of Your Life

You see life as a journey you must take alone. Independence and individuality are primary to you.

You live a life of leisure. You take your time in every aspect of life and enjoy it to the fullest.

You are all about risk and randomness in your life. You travel off the beaten path… in fact, you’re often the one carving the way!

You are able to find a fairly healthy balance between work and play. You work when you need to, but you never let yourself burn out.

You could have owned an indie bookstore or boutique in another life.

Now I’m not sure exactly HOW that second paragraph fits into my life. A life of leisure? Really? Hmmmm, don’t I wish! Maybe that’s because I was imagining my ultimate road trip! LOL But the rest of it, well, maybe, just maybe, there’s a kernel of truth in there somewhere!