Monday, June 13, 2011
Stopping to Smell the Roses...
Sometimes life throws some pretty unexpected moments at you.
This last week was filled to the brim with real extremes, both good
At the beginning of the week, I received some incredible news, I had
been accepted to teach another year at Artfest, which had me feeling
so thrilled to again be a part of such an incredible event. Then came
more great news, that I will be working with my wonderful calendar
company, TF Publishing, on designs for a 2013 Nature Inspired Birds
line, as well as the possibility of another exciting opportunity.
But joys quickly turned to sorrow on Tuesday when I received word
that my grandmother had passed away and the cost of a plane ticket
was way out of my budget, making it impossible for me to attend the
funeral. And on Thursday, my town experienced some very severe
weather, causing quite a bit of storm damage to our home. Then late
Friday night/early Saturday morning found me in the emergency room
terribly dehydrated and unable to stop vomiting due to a very nasty
So today, I am taking it a little easy, and working to regain my strength,
stopping to smell the roses and be thankful!