Working digitally.

I’ve been working on some neat-o digital crafting lately. I find it to be fun and relaxing. I don’t have to be good at sketching or have decent handwriting. I can let the computer do that work for me. My brain is free to do the rest.

Here are just a few examples.
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If you’d like to see more, you can find it on Court is Crafty.

What have you been up to?

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Talk about it Tuesday – Favorite Movies

I’m working on a posting schedule to keep things happening around here. One thing I thought would me interesting to do is Talk about it Tuesday. Being that it’s the first one and all, let’s start easy: What’s your favorite movie?

My favorite movie changes here and there depending on my mood. Isn’t that the case for most of our “favorites” though? On any given day, my answer could range from Top Gun to Clue to Poltergeist to Elf, just to name a few. (Yes, they’re all a little older, I haven’t seen anything in the last few years that merits “favorite”.)

I would have to say though, that my hands down old school since I was 5 favorite movie is Wizard of Oz. I love the story, I love the characters and oh my goodness do I love the shoes! I thought Glenda was beautiful, that the Wicked Witch had fantastic tights, and wanted the Munchkins to be my friends.

I must have watched it a thousand times as a kid. This was before the days of DVDs, I wore out several copies of this movie. Now, I have a DVD of it so I can watch it when I want and I often watch at least part when it’s on TBS.

What movie do you love? Is it your favorite? Why?

13 – Brave? #NaBloPoMo

This post is part of BlogHer’s writing prompts for NaBloPloMo I won’t even pretend I’ll be sure to blog every day, but I’ll try even if it’s just something short or a picture. (What is NaBloPoMo? wiseGEEK has the answer)

There’s a very fine line between brave and stupid if you’ve asked me. There have been times that I’ve crossed from brave to stupid unwittenly but I try to toe the line and not do stupid things.

I’ve gone cliff diving, skied ridiculously difficult trails, left relationships people thought I shouldn’t, walked away from a job to another with a significantly lower salary, took a chance on a guy from Chicago, and any number of things that many would say took some serious guts to do. The thing in my mind that took the most bravery was to go back to college.

While many things were hard, including that phone call to tell my parents I was not going back to school the fall of 2000, going back to school a little more than a year later was much more difficult. I would be living with people I didn’t know, taking random classes because I didn’t know what the heck I wanted to do upon my return, and leaving the safety of a company that treated me decently well. I was walking back into a world that in my mind, I did not belong in, but that I knew I needed to take a deep breath and make it my own.

I moved in and started classes with shaky steps that were taken with the nagging thought in the back of my mind, “Will I be good enough for this?” and “Is my future worth this risk?”

It took a few months of classes, but I soon found the answer to both questions was, “Yes.”

I smiled this week because of…

It’s the little things that can make (or break) your week. I think it’s important to remember the good things, especially when it’s sometimes easier to remember the bad. Here’s a few things that made me smile…

  • the tone of cooperation Wednesday morning
  • Emails from clients thanking me
  • Design and crafting – can’t wait to share photos!
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Hugs from kiddos
  • Spirited grandmother issuing a challenge
  • Amazing thought out wedding gifts
  • Sorting out holiday gift lists
  • A gracious smile making questionable requests more deliverable
  • Perfectly ripe pears

What made you smile this week?

8 – Any job I want? #NaBLoPoMo

This post is part of BlogHer’s writing prompts for NaBloPloMo I won’t even pretend I’ll be sure to blog every day, but I’ll try even if it’s just something short or a picture. (What is NaBloPoMo? wiseGEEK has the answer)

Something people don’t generally expect to find out about me was that I went to college with the intention of being pre-med. For reasons that are for me to know, I decided that unless I wanted to transfer to a new school, it wouldn’t work out too well for me.

I switched to math for awhile and ultimately took a break from school.

I really like math and sciences though. Still. I find them fascinating.

If I had to choose any job I wanted and could have all the schooling and skills needed, right now, I’d probably choose to be either a pediatrician or a math teacher.

Tomorrow I might choose something else like a party planner, architect, or a to run my own general personal assistance company.

How about you?

7 – The last compliment, received #NaBLoPoMo

This post is part of BlogHer’s writing prompts for NaBloPloMo I won’t even pretend I’ll be sure to blog every day, but I’ll try even if it’s just something short or a picture. (What is NaBloPoMo? wiseGEEK has the answer)

Why do you ask such hard questions?! OK. The last compliment I received. Hm. I don’t really know. I’d have to think about it, it’s been a little crazy around here so please bear with me that they’re in no particular order because I really don’t know which was the last:

  • “Dinner was really good.” – My husband about the peppers, potatoes and chicken dish I made
  • “You’re a really good friend to Em.” – DMK regarding her daughter, whom I adore with utter absolution.
  • “I love what you did with the fabric.” – A friend in regard to the wreath I made with some questionably usable fabric I had from my grandmother’s house.
  • “You really are a social media guru.” – One of the higher ups at work in regards to a presentation I did. I’m not sure it’s true, but it was nice to hear.
  • “Thank you for being my friend and not judging me.” – Written in a card by a friend.

I could take this opportunity to try and write down all the nice things said about me lately (if I could remember them) but in all actuality, I don’t remember many of them because I have a hard time accepting compliments. I don’t see anything I do as all that wonderful, I just see it as being part of me. I’m not trying to do wonderful things. I’m just being me and treating others as I’d wish to be treated.

(I’m not fishing here, I really believe that I should just do my best and be my best person because it’s who I am.)

I do want to know though, what’s the last compliment you heard?

6 – My First day in Office as President of the United States #NaBLoPoMo

This post is part of BlogHer’s writing prompts for NaBloPloMo I won’t even pretend I’ll be sure to blog every day, but I’ll try even if it’s just something short or a picture. (What is NaBloPoMo? wiseGEEK has the answer)

Hm. I’ve been elected President and you want to know what I would do my very first day in office?

I suppose I could tell you that my first day in office I’d be all gunho about this policy or that running point. That I would start working on revamping military spending or education policy…

But let’s be honest. It’s me. As much as I’d love to say that I’d be working on all that or something serious, I would likely be either wondering how I ended up there because it’s a job that I wouldn’t want, or lost in the White House because I can be directionally challenged at times.

Speaking of the White House, check out this Google Map feature.  Put your little guy right on the White House and zoom all the way in and take a virtual tour!