This blog often gets a backseat when I'm in the midst of school and working hard. I wish it didn't. But the summer is here, vacation time is near, and I'm planning on doing plenty of reflection and relaxation. To transition into what I hope will be a more continuous blog schedule, here's some life moments and catch up:
Let's start with my boy child. Where is he? Not in Arizona. This one started a new job in California this week that best of all... he sounded excited about. He even called the other night "just to say, 'I love you.' " Hmmm... nonetheless, it was good to hear him happy, and isn't that what any mom wants for her kids?
I stole this photo from his FB page... I love it actually. He is out in the wilderness, enjoying nature and doing what he loves...exploring. I'm pretty certain the photo is from the latter part of this winter when some friends and he backpacked across about 20 miles of the Arizona Trail. Whiskey (left) and Zeppelin (right) look like they had fun too, don't they?
Although the job is seasonal (just the way this boy likes them), it sounds like it will lead to some great opportunities later on. The second best part is when it's over, he'll be able to make it down here to Arizona for a bit and visit. I miss my grandpups.
Ahhh, the girl child... what can I say? This one is a free spirit, similar to her brother, and yet so different. The girl child is taking it easy this summer. Since she started late, she doesn't have any job out of state to run off to. So, instead, she's staying in town, taking a summer class, and doing baby, house, and pet sitting for various folks in and out of town... so AZ friends, if you need someone - call. :)
Here she is with Inca, the newest member of the Landy Pack. Yup, she convinced me we should adopt this one. How could I say no after she drove 11 hours in one day to pick her up from a tiny shelter in New Mexico? I tried! Believe me, I tried! But the girl child was persistent - as she always has been - and finally, I conceded that this sweet pup needed to come home with us. She's still being fostered because she had to get 100% healthy before she could be around Sweetness (no spleen means no immune system). But she will be with us soon!
Then there's me:
I finished another 9 credits this spring in addition to working for the university. It was OK until the end of the semester when a ton of large projects came due at one time. That's ok - summer is here and I am ready for the slower pace. I'm already enjoying life so much, even though I'm taking classes. I'm sure once the June Summer Session starts, I'll be stressed again, but I'm not working/going to school at all in July or August, and I plan to get a bunch of hiking in.
I also have big plans for sewing and gardening! Hah, we'll see how much all of that comes to fruition.
I even have some exciting crafty news to share, but that will have to wait a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I'm going to keep working on my Week in Review album as well as whatever else my heart desires. Here's a few of my recent faves over the last few months:
Week in Review - using a mix of Simple Stories Sn@p and Cocoa Daisy kits
A sneak peek at my blog post coming up on Wednesday at Simple Stories using the fun Urban Traveler line:
And a quick layout using my first Cocoa Daisy kit from February.
So, that's my catch up since February! Hope you are all well in blog land!