A Bit of Variety

A moment to brag…my husband is the best! Tom drew this over a year ago on a pad of paper and I just discovered it this morning! What a nice surprise! It’s fun stuff like this that really makes our relationship special.

I’m enjoying reading Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun”. She quotes William Butler Yeats: “Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.” As a life-long learner, this makes so much sense to me. I’m coding email campaigns at work and I enjoy it tremendously because there’s so much for me to learn.

In my last post, I wrote about my artistic influences and even though it was extremely long, (thanks to those of you who read it!) I feel like it could be even longer because I’m surrounded by so many things that inspire and influence me. I always love a good story and I’m always inspired by good storytellers. Currently, I’m enjoying reading Lisa Occhipinti’s blog who I discovered via Cloth Paper Scissors. When I think about storytelling, I think about my sister Erin, and conversations of us being verbally challenged. So nice to have other methods of communicating, through writing and visual images. Erin has a very inspiring blog, entitled Butter Badge, where she documents the food projects that have taken over her weekends. She’s very passionate and I’m waiting for her book to come out!

2 thoughts on “A Bit of Variety

  1. Oh, I love finding old things that have a cool memory and story associated…I guess that’s why so many love to scrapbook and keep memory books in general?!

  2. floating pighead of good fortune…that’s too funny. what a wonderful thing to stumble across from your sweet man. every now and then i stumble across this magazine cut out of a goldfish one my college roommates left me. it says “in memory of our dear departed friend george. a friend we won’t soon forget. immeidately maybe, but not soon. :-)” i’ve had it for nearly 20 years now and i still crack up every time i cross across it.

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