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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Getting My Groove Back

Boy, it's been a week. Lots of naps, coughing, hot-cold-sweating-freezing days, but I'm getting it back! The good thing about mandatory laying low is that you don't feel nearly so guilty reading a magazine or book as I sometimes do when things need to be picked up. To that end, I have been enjoying two bvery different books this week.

"Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell talks about the gut instincts we sometimes get about certain things or poeple, and working with that. They can be good, but they can also be the wrong take. Kevin gave that to me -- I think as a college freshman he has become more in-tuned to a broader range of writing and shared that with us this Christmas.

The other is a book I gave Rick and the kids called "How Starbucks Saved My Life" by Michael Gates Gill -- true story of a former JWT creative director who found himself out of a job and working at Starbucks. It's published by Starbuckss (not surprisingly) and much is a big promo (the guy WAS a creative and marketing director) but it's a pretty good and well written morality tale.

Then came Cloth Paper Scissors (CPS) with a great article on making gelatin prints. I've never done this, but have to get gelatin now and see how it works. It's a good thing I didn't have any in the house because I probably would have become half-involed, popped out and left myself with a big mess!

Belated gifts from Cousin Mutty, including a neckwarmer with lavender and herbs in it, were a welcome surprise.

The happy cowgirl at the top of this post is from a disc Shelley sent me for Christmas. I like her spunky look! Good motivation. The little buckaroo by her think of as Rick (who brought me jello when I was sick!) -- waiting in the wings for a full recovery!

Well, I'm going to try to post this on blogger. This computer is so very slow, so...wish me well. Back in business next week!

3 comments:

Artsy Etc. said...

I'm glad you're on the mend! Winter colds can be so brutal and confining. But I'm glad you had a chance to relax and read and be inspired. Take care!

Beth said...

I am glad your feeling better. I have been thinking about you. I have been fighting off all bugs and so far have done pretty good. You keep getting better and stay warm!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

paris parfait said...

Ah, gelatin prints! I had one of those little printing presses that made gelatin prints and it is messy, messy, messy! Hope you're feeling better.

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