Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book #58

So we are almost at years end and I'm attempting my goal of 60 books read for 2010. This morning I at 5am I could not get my husband out of the bed to go running so I finished reading a novel called Christmas Letters by Lee Smith. I meant to read it before Christmas. It's a collection of Christmas letters spanning three generations.
I'm sure that you've probably received one of those end-of-the-year summaries. I tend not to like these letters because everything sounds so perfect and I don't know about your life but mine can get pretty messy and I feel like a hypocrite if I only report the good stuff, especially when there's so many other things are pressing on my heart. I know that everyone will say but who wants to hear about your child struggling in school and the expensive tutors and all the parent involvement is not helping and how your child's self esteem is lowering because they are trying. No one wants to hear that.
I actually liked the book and all of the letters were not "my family is perfect and yours is not." It was a little corny but I'm okay with corny. I have 1 more book to go and I will finish reading Revelations on the 31. I always read through the entire Bible every year and I count it as 1 book which will give me a total of 60. I haven't decided what my goal for 2011. I usually try to do an increase but I don't know if I can make it to 65.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

AEDM - Snow is in the Air

I've been watching the news of all the snow up north. I'm sure they are tired of it but I love snow and I am currently snow starved here in the south.We had a little on Christmas Day but enough to play in. I'm originally from up north and spent a couple of years in Colorado so I think winter means snow. I use to love to be out in the fresh brisk snow air.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

IF: Winter, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Illustration Friday submission for the word Winter. I love the winter and for the first time since I've been in the south we had snow on Christmas. It wasn't alot but it was something.

Friday, December 17, 2010


My submission for Illustration Friday. A little doodle on some mail that I had on my desk. At the time when I did this I was on the phone and put on hold. My mail was before me. Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Creative Everyday Challenge - Air

Christmas is in the Air I love Christmas time. I just wish that retailer's would wait for the week of Thanksgiving before they start pushing Christmas on us, this year they started before Halloween. We went shopping and they were playing Christmas music, I just tried to ignore it. But now it's Christmas time. I visited one of my most favorite stores after Thanksgiving "Pottery Barn" I fell in love with this ribbon Happy Holidays that is wrapped around the tree.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Creative Everyday - You could Smell the Rain in the Air.

I love the smell of fresh rain in the air. Nothing smells better in the summer. I know that it is snow season but I was thinking about rain.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

AEDM -How can I breath with No Air?

There are moments in life when things happen and you feel as though there is no air and you can't breathe.
I finally sat down and created a painting I like. Whenever I have time off it is so hard to get back into my regular routines.