I, too, enjoyed chapter 7. I think there is a little perfectionist in all of us. I also think there is a little jealousy in all of us. Maybe jealousy is too strong of a word, but other people have things that I would enjoy. Am I dying of envy? No. But I do think that wanting things helps us grow as people.
I will admit to fogetting my morning pages all week. The kids were still off school and I kind of forgot I wasn't on vacation from my entire life, too. That said, I will start them again in the morning. Really, I will.
I threw caution to the wind and joined the Art Image Challenge for next year. I want the practice. I also came up with a design for the Hoffman Challenge. Now, I realize my quilting is not good enough to win the Hoffman Challenge. I do not say that to put myself down. I have not been quilting very long. With young kids at home, I certainly do not have a lot of time to quilt. But I am working on it. And participating in these things will allow me to have a set goal and just get something down.
I got all excited about the collage until I realized that I have recycled all the excess magazines in the house in order to get it clean, to show. The only one we receive in the mail is Mechanical Engineering. Somehow I don't think it has the pictures I need. I was going to use Sophie's idea and get pictures off the internet, but time slipped away. I think I will go raid the magazine recylcing bin at the school, tear out the pictures and then return the magazines. (Really, that wouldn't be wrong, would it?) Or I may take the time this afternoon to find some pictures on the internet.
Synchronicity... My life has been full of it lately. It turns out, the assistant set director of the production of Wicked that I saw, was a friend of mine in middle and high school. And he is opening a company in Atlanta. His website is not set up enough for me to contact him yet, but I will as soon as I can get the contact information. I really just want to tell him how much I enjoyed the performance and am looking forward to the Atlanta production this spring. We'll see what happens. I also got a Christmas card from another high school friend, Jill Palmer. She is a pianist whose music I love. She now lives close to my parents so I am hoping to see her next time I visit them. Earlier this year I read on her website about her tour of hospices. I had given her cd to a friend of mine who was dying of ovarian cancer. And I thought, "Wow. How serendipitous." (It was before I was introduced to the word synchronicity.) I e-mailed her and she e-mailed back and that was the end of it. However, I wanted to send her a Christmas card, but I didn't have an address. Sure enough, she had mine from sending me the cd and I got her card with her address.
For my Artist's Date I went to Borders. I am a book junkie. I got Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss and Eight Minutes in the Morning by Jorge Cruise. The former is about punctuation and the latter is a fitness book. I had read about him in Oprah's magazine and did his exercises for quite a while in the spring. Then Barbara mentioned him on the Quilter's Lounge. I am excited about adding his exercises to my walking routine starting tomorrow morning.
On to week eight...