Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Rain, Rain I Love it today! It has been raining all day, and even though my daughter's 1st grade field trip to the nature retreat center was cancelled due to it, I still love the rain! I think the best part of it is that it forces me to slow down. One of my most favorite things to do it to take a nap with the windows open and smell and listen to the rain. I love the cool breeze that comes in and whispers "its okay that you're taking a nap instead of doing something else right now". I wish I could just learn to slow down and enjoy a little nap on days when its not raining out too.

Note to self, you can do this whenever you choose :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day Gift

Mother's Day Gift...One that will keep on giving!

I am getting all geared up to begin the much anticipated e-course offered by Kelly Rae. I received this as a gift from my family for Mother's Day. I can't wait to get started! I am looking forward to learning from Kelly Rae's stories and wisdom from lived experiences in her creative business journey.

The e-course "Flying Lessons: Tips and Tricks to Help Your Creative Business Soar" (great title :)) lasts 5 weeks and I'm hoping that I get in to the routine to not only go through the course on a weekly basis, but carve out more time for getting my hands messy and creating!

The course starts on May 30th and there is still time to enroll! I'm sure it will be an amazing experience. To find out more about the e-course visit Kelly's blog at: htt://

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Message

I always look forward to going to church, but especially on Mother's Day. Our church celebrates mothers with a special gift for each mom, and I get so excited trying to guess what it might be each year.

Each mom received a necklace with a little charm that says, "Live Your Dream". Okay, God, not whispering so much as you are speaking with an "inside voice".

I was so touched by the message this year from our Pastor's wife, Kris that went right along with the gift. She spoke about dreams God gives us, and how we, as moms, sometimes put our dreams on hold, or they seem impossible, and we just give up.

I wrote down notes and verses she referred to, but drifted away to thinking about my dreams currently. I found myself being comforted by her message of dreams coming from God, being blessed by Him, for His purposes. That is exciting!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Travel Suggestions

More travel coming up in my job and I am going to ask for suggestions on things to do as I will have some free time. YEAH! I have to go to Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah and Oklahoma City, OK (not in the same trip, 2 different trips this summer) to visit hospitals and clinics where my occupational therapy students go for their internships. While I am there I would like suggestions of what to do in my down time. If all works out, I would like to take my daughter along and make it a girls trip. She is 7 so huge mountain hikes are not realistic, but I'd sure love to hear what others have done!

I'm all ears!

By the way, the art show I was a part of during the month of April "Part Time Artists" show, proved to be a successful event and I've been asked to create more artwork as a "more permanent" fixture in the boutique! I am very excited for the opportunity and to see where this path will lead!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hello from Orlando!

Its been far too long since my last post. I have been running around chasing children and grading assignments as the semester winds down at school.

I managed to work in a little fun last week when I went to Orlando for the American Occupational Therapy Association's Annual Confernece.

I had a wonderful time with my friends learning, shopping, eating, and screaming! We spent a day at Magic Kingdom and rode everything we could a few times!

I hope you are working a little fun into your days!