Sunday, June 14, 2009

My parents are going to book their trip to Punta Cana and I am majorly, majorly resisting the urge to go along. We were very close to doing so, but Pat and I have decided to pass in order to save money, since we have both only recently started to more seriously save for the future. Since I am used to vacationing each summer, and am such a sucker for the ocean and the sand, it's proving harder than I thought. But I just rummaged through a forgotten folder on my computer, named "creativity", which includes all kinds of fun ideas, pictures, links, etc, so that has given me the needed pick-me-up. We shall make our fun here, in the pool, tanning on the deck, and having the house to ourselves for a week (hopefully, if my brother is gone to Carm's). Plus, I have all kinds of planning to do for the weddings that I have to attend this summer. Julie wants me to say a few words for her, so I want to make sure I do her justice.

It's a work weekend at the library. I enjoy having something to do, rummaging the shelves and finding books to bring home. I've printed my "must read" list that I'd been saving for the summer, when I have more time - well here is the opportunity! Also, I get to catch up with Julie, so that's always fun.

I was looking through some quotes before (part of the pick-me-up) and here's one I quite like. It's possible I've posted it before because its just seems to resonate with me:

"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony." ---William Ellery Channing

Well, I think I will do a bit of digi-scrapping before I go to work. But first I'll share a page I did a few days ago. I've been experimenting with different brushes, all of which I found for free (yes, free!!). I have not had the urge to buy any "real" scrap supplies for months now, so looks like I finally found something to treat the disease. Anyways, have a great day, enjoy the beautiful weather!


Jessica said...

I know how you feel about the vacation! Jon and I are used to going away every year, and its just not possible anymore! but you guys will have a great time as long as youre together.
if you have time, share your book list!

rocklady said...

having the house to yourselves will be like a vacation ashley, enjoy, love your multi-colored lo! love your quote (i am sage ;))!

JulieS said...

Stunning layout Ash, you're quite the digi goddess! I'm amazed at the torn and folded over photo edges and I love your big blue script title. Wonderful!

Oh and I'm sorry, I can't support your trip self restraint since I have none myself. ;) But I hope you have a wonderful summer here.

I'd love to see your book list too! And that quote is fantastic - must copy and paste it!

Nathalie said...

Love love love your page. You are doing just great with those digi kits. I'm with you on having thoughts of going away to the beach and sun! We take a trip down south every couple of years or so and we are staying put this summer but I'm itching to leave again...

I'm sure that you'll enjoy your time together at the house just relaxing by the pool! =)

Ruth said...

I'd like you to post the book list too :)

Another great digi page !