A long day

There are days when you find yourself rushing from place to place trying to get things done.  Today was one of those days.  I’m exhausted.  I was trying to egg things on and hopefully speed things up.  It felt as if walking faster would get things with their own time line fall in step and move faster, too. 

The good news is the half a slice of Junior’s Red Velvet Cheesecake I had for lunch should’ve found their way out through some form of energy with all that walking.  I hope. =)

I started a serendipity board today for a swap due out on Friday.  (I know, I’m doing it on the 12th hour again.)  Instead of doing a 12×12 sheet as base, though, I used a repurposed manila folder.  I wanted to get more out of the serendipity board for trades outside of the swap.  A serendipity board or background is a master board that you decorate randomly and spontaneously and which you cut into artist trading card (ATC) size in the end.  Ideally, you shouldn’t need any more decoration or embellishment, but others use a serendipity background and then construct a themed ATC above it.  So tomorrow I hope to do a layer or two, and hopefully finish everything by Wednesday for cutting later.

I’m still hoping time would speed up.  In the meantime, I’m turning in a little earlier than usual tonight.  Yes, I’m THAT exhausted.

I’m hoping it will be a blissful sleep.  I had a strange dream last night which I hope won’t find me again as I drift into dreamland.  A random dream that somehow left more questions than answers despite its brevity.  Some things, some thoughts are such a struggle to get rid of, constantly sneaking up on us just when we thought we had let that thought go.

Good night.

Ten-minute blog post on "Happy"

It’s 11:30PM and I’m tired, but I thought I’d blog before hitting the sack because it has been a day full of “happy”.

Happy that I’ve arranged my jewelry making supplies organizers into a neat stack in one of the closets — and keeping my fingers crossed that I can get creating again.. soon!

Happy to have had lunch with my cousin, Mia, who has moved to New York.  It always feels good to be with family — even if among her three sisters, Mia, being the youngest, must have the foggiest memories of me.  That’s the advantage of being older, though — I remember more.  Lunch at Bryant Park Grill — and a date in the works.

Happy to have finished my first ever artist trading card.  I’m still pretty nervous about sending this off for my first ever ATC swap, but I figured waiting and not doing anything is not going to make me better at it.  (More on this at a later time..)   Creating I go.

Happy to continue to be creating new layouts in my happiness journal.  How much happier can you get than a pink rose bouquet on a two-page spread?  (Now trying to think of a graphic to use in the next spread which is an almost teal or teal blue.)

Ten minutes are up.. More tomorrow.

My Altered Book: HAPPY - Multi-leaf layout