you'll have noticed that new creative achievements have been slow to arrive here on at the old blogstead...because i'm even more than usually slow to achieve them! you know how sometimes REAL LIFE just muscles its way in and makes you do loads of BORING stuff when you could be making cards and atc's and fun little projects?!
ah well, i am sure things have to slow down sometime. for now, howsabout i tell ya a few things i am currently enjoying?
listening to: the best american travel writing (ed. by ian frazier) on audiobook. which was particularly appropriate whilst i was...
finishing: the big fat cheater's superfast travel scrapbook from the myrtle beach trip (it just has to be photo-ed...i just have to be home & idle for five minutes during daylight...)
watching: brand new miss marple programs on masterpiece mystery! (much as i love julia mckenzie, i must admit she doesn't exactly embody *MY* mental picture of miss marple...having said that, i do think this series is verrrrrrry good!)
eating: astonishingly good mexican food at los sarapes (chalfont, pa) last night with some of our oldest and dearest friends--both of whom were in our wedding in 1985!!! (awwwwwwwww!!!)
re-reading: to say nothing of the dog by connie willis (a favorite of mine from years ago!) ...having just read three men in a boat by jerome k. jerome (having read thames by peter ackroyd just before THAT) ...i am entirely steeped in victorian era river thames...not at all a bad thing to be in mid-july...
visiting: my mom this afternoon to see her vacation photos from *BRAZIL*!!! (stay tuned to see if there is a suave, sun-tanned, speedo-clad, portugese-speaking 25-year-old stepfather in my future, lol!!!)
voting for: my lovely & amazin' caardvarkian colleague heidi van laar who's in the top 15 over at papercrafts' gallery idol!!!!! woooooooohooooooooo heidi!!! (you GOTTA SEE her latest card!!!) (no seriously...g'head...i'll wait...)
crocheting: (very verrrrrrrrrrrry slowly; see "real life" note above) amigurumi ice cream treats...well, treat, singular...i'm making the sundae at the moment. i've got a scoop and part of a bowl finished. (oh for more hours in the day & more energy to use them!)
so what are *YOU* lovin' right now?!