Friday, May 29, 2009

G'Day from Down Under!

G'Day everyone!
Here I am posting from half-way around the world!
Yep, I am in the Southern Hemisphere; specifically, the resort town of Cairns in Northern Queensland, Australia!

We boarded the plane in Denver at 5pm on Weds. evening & after a gruelling 18hrs on 3 different planes & roughly 5 hours in various airports, we arrived in sunny Cairns just after 10 am on Friday! Actually, the 12 hr leg of the flight from SFO to Auckland wasn't as terrible as we thought, but the final 5 hour flight was a little tough! We were all getting a little wiggy & ready to jump from the plane the last hour or so! It probably would have helped if I had slept more, but the onboard entertainment was too enticing! Over 72 movies, more tv, books, music & games! I never even picked up my book!

We all made the dreaded mistake of falling asleep before dinner yesterday & awoke in the middle of the night wide awake - nothing that a sleeping pill couldn't cure! i was up before dawn & grabbed my camera & walked down to the Esplanade to capture the sunrise!

Not sure what today will hold for us. It's cloudy, but hot & muggy. So rain might be in our future. We're all fairly tired still, but will head out in a bit for some breakfast & plan our day!

I was hoping to upload a photo or two, but the card reader I borrowed from my dad isn't working! Grrrrr!

Catch-ya later!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Life & Stuff

Does life ever slow down?!

I can't believe I haven't been on here in some time!
Sorry about that! No excuses really. Just life.

I've been busy working on some mixed media projects for gifts &
scheming up some ideas for a few DT's & magazine submissions.

Other than that, just pluggin' away at the daily grind!

Creatively, I have enjoyed a few group crops with some new gal pals & as always, my mom & sis! It's so much fun to hang out with other creative ladies & share tips & life stories!

I went to my first junk market last weekend & scored tons of ephemeric pieces to add to my eclectic collection! Can't wait to try some transfers with the stack of Ladies Home Journals I found!! My friend Rachel also introduced me to a FAB store - the Colorado Antique Gallery! I spent a lot of money there & was inspired to re-do my kitchen this summer! She's such an enabler! (Love ya Rach!)

Lovely Rachel at the Ball Park Street Market

My dad would love to put this on his wall! But I couldn't afford it!!

Time, time, time! Where does it go?

These were the most gorgeous windows!!! We all wanted them!

On the flip side, as usual, I am super busy with Maggie & home stuff. Nick & I will be leaving for Australia at the end of the month &I have been gearing up for that. Trying to drop a few of the 10 lbs I have gained recently so that I can wear my existing shorts & things! UGH!!! I hate getting older! It takes twice as long to get those pounds off!!

Off to ride the bike!
Happy trails!