Saturday, August 23, 2008

Blue Skies At Last

This morning I felt very much like Dorothy waking up in Oz. Yesterday I was in a grey, cloudy world and this morning beautiful blue skies with white clouds with hints of pink as the sun rose! Even though it was 6:30AM and I hadn't gone to bed until 3AM I felt energized walking Hooper and to see that it just might be a nice day after a week of dealing with Tropical Storm Fay. I feel like I've been cooped up in this apartment and I'm excited by the prospect of going out and getting stuff done today.

I'll admit this week Fay left me feeling lazy, and just sort of blah, so I didn't do any writing, I didn't do any scrapbooking, I did a lot of sitting, reading, napping and watching TV. Not particularly productive I know. But the one thing I did do was make a new recipe. I made Giada DeLaurentiis Fettuccine Alfredo. Oddly I had never made Alfredo before and it seemed like the perfect comfort food for the dreary weather. You can find the recipe here or in Giada's Everyday Italian cookbook. The cookbook version makes a smaller portion and this doesn't reheat real well so next time I would be sure to make just enough for one meal. When fresh this was absolutely delicious, reheated this was way to greasy. I felt really motivated to start the new recipe thing after announcing it here so I hope that continues and hopefully it will inspire me to get working on all my other goals as well.
This week I also received the Elsie Flannigan Recipe Box I ordered last week. I went through each card and found that I was inspired to create. She gave me such brilliant ideas on topics to scrapbook, techniques to try and photos I should try to take. I hope it's the boost I need to get me back in the craft room and working. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with ideas and I certainly have a ridiculous amount of photos to work with I have to think of a good system to streamline my process a little bit. The one thing that has helped me is that I stopped scrapping in chronological order I just work on what I feel inspired by at a given time, or by a story I want to tell or by a person I want to focus on. I will share photos in a separate post.
Well if I hope to get anything done today I better get Mike up and get going. I'm sure my late night will catch up with me eventually and before it does I want to make sure I get plenty accomplished. Stay tuned I will post again soon!



1 comment:

SSINDIANGIRL78 said...

OH HUNNY, I FEEL YA WITH THIS WEATHER. I AHAVE BEEN STUCK IN THE HOUSE WITH 2 HYPER KIDS AND A HUBBY DRIVING ME CRAZY. I SAW THE SUN TODAY AND HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER. I AM GOING TO ATTEMPT TO GO OUT TODAY, BUT MOST OF ORANGE PARK IS FLOODED.. INCLUDING MY ROAD. BUT WHO CARES.. I HAVE A BIG TRUCK! LOL. HOPE THERES NOT TO MUCH DAMAGE THERE. AND I AM SOOOO GONNA TRY THAT RECIPE.. KEEP EM COMING! LOVE YA!

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I live in Champions Gate, FL with my husband and our four fur babies (3 cats and 1 dog)I spend my time either being creative or trying to get the creative juices flowing. I love to cook, go for swims and take the dog for long walks.