Thursday, June 16, 2016

I am still alive!

I feel awful for not blogging more these last few weeks.  I'm fine, still alive, just a bit uninspired.  And worn out.  And sad about how things are in our world.  I hope that will all change after our vacation.  I crave refreshment, for my heart.

Here's a little bit of what I've been up to (besides the ever-present WORK):
Ben turned 19 and we had a nice dinner out at The Broadmoor; here we are by the lake.  It was an incredibly gorgeous night!  Summer sure took a long time to get here, but now that it's here, it was worth the wait.
On a different night, I took this selfie on my way back from my boss's "best wishes" (going away) party at work.
They really do throw the best parties -- here's a sampling of the wonderful cheese and savory snacks we got to munch on.  It was lovely to be there to wish him well and to celebrate his legacy after 20 years at the company.  That's something I'll never have, and I feel a bit of regret when I think of it.
And, this is the only creative thing I've done at all lately: a special tag for a gift for an expectant mother!
 I loved using some of my old greeting card images, and occasional stickers in the baby boy theme!
Here's the back of the tag -- a page from a booklet ca. 1935 called, Sewing With Cotton Bags.  The gift itself was a little book that I adored when I was pregnant with Ben all those years ago: The Wish, The Wait, The Wonder.  It was a perfect little book of anecdotes and quotes to read during all those tired, dreamy moments while waiting for baby.  I'm so excited for her!

What have you been up to lately?