Working like crazy on two publications simultaneously: the fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today and our annual special issue on cards. I am so grateful to have a print-based job to work on. It is, as they say, in my wheelhouse.
Slacking off on my exercise over the past few weeks. At the beginning of June, I made a decision to move more and eat well. I was logging crazy steps on my Fitbit but I’ve slacked off in a big way. It’ll come back around. I got this.
Propagating succulents. What took me so long to get on the succulent bandwagon? Yes, I’ve had some in the house for a few years, but this summer seems to be the Summer of Succulent, especially with the discovery of hens and chicks. Who knew plants could be so much fun?
Planning some cedar box gardens for next summer. Along with my new succulent love, I really feel it’s time to build a few cedar planters in my back yard. We have a tiny city lot but at this point, what’s a few more lost square yards if it means fresh produce is right out your back door? Am I right? If you have any tips or links to share on how to make them successfully I would be ever so grateful.
Realizing that one month from today, my first-born will be off to school again, this time at a smaller, private college in southern Minnesota. It’s a little less emotional than it was last year but I’m still going to miss the energy she adds to this household. I’m not going so far as to say there will be no tears because I’m not a robot.
Gearing up for the final ultimate tournament of the year. It’s a huge one held up at the National Sports Complex in Blaine, Minn. And yes, I’m picking up my lens rental today at 3 p.m.
Marveling at the money rolling in since launching my new ad program with Google Ads. So far this month? My balance is just over $14. I need to start planning my retirement TODAY!
Hoping to see the first version of my new CZ Classes page this week. There’ve been a few hiccups along the way this summer, as will happen with this sort of thing. My goal was to have it switched over by July 1 and while that didn’t quite happen, I’m hopeful it will be ready by September 1. When it launches, I’ll have a newly polished version of 10 Tips for Better Type ready to roll, and coming in late September is a brand new class built around my 30 Days of Thankful project. I made a brand new album project and am just putting the final touches on it. It’s simple, small, highly customizable and does what I’d hoped it would do: remind me of all that I have to be grateful for in this life. More details are coming in September.
Discovering how much I apparently love salmon. Maybe it was my recent trip to the Pacific Northwest, but last week I picked up a big old salmon fillet from Costco, coated it with some delicious rub (and a bit of mayo, topped with onions and lemon rings) and it was ridiculously good. Do you have a favorite way to prepare salmon? If so, do tell.
Loving the response to my Target Red Card post. I think most of you know it was intended to be cheeky. It took forever to write and it made me appreciate truly funny bloggers who write funny stuff all the time. How they do it is beyond me.
Still not getting a red card. In case you’re wondering.