What a week! I had some really great moments, and then some not so good moments. Let's start with the great ones.
Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) was a complete hit! I had so much fun participating, and loved being back in the blogging world on a regular basis. It almost felt like I was organized enough to get back into writing this past week, in both blogging and my personal writing! Such a great feeling! Now I just need to finish catching up on all my fellow bloggers contributions for the week. In the meantime, here's the list of my own in case you missed it . . .
- Books = Me
- A Conversation Between Two Bloggers
- Read & Loved Because of Bloggers
- Connecting to the Community
- Blogger Burnout
Now for the lows . . . As I have mentioned before, I am currently taking an online class on Native American Literature. It is a fascinating class and I am loving it, but boy can it be stressful!! I frequently have papers to write and assignments to finish. I am currently debating the topic for my final paper. And, I really should be reading and writing a paper instead of writing this. Oh well! As soon as I hit publish, that is where I will be!
In addition to the stress from my class, my dear boy had a bit of an accident at school this last week. I received a call at work on Friday morning that I needed to pick up my son and get some x-rays. He was playing basketball before school started, and took a bit of spill. Well, I took him in for some pictures and initially, the results were a sprain. Well, on Saturday morning another call came in, and the results had changed. A small crack was found in his wrist! Thankfully, there is no cast needed at this time, but my boy has to wear a splint for the next two weeks. Keeping my fingers crossed that he heals quickly!
Finally, let's close on a high note. In fact, let's close on two! In addition to my excitement from the return of my blogging and writing last week, my son and I hit up a local artsy shop for a date night this last weekend, and spent the night creating. I shared a pic from my art in progress on Instagram here, but I thought I would share a little pic of my final product here (though the quality is a tad poor). I have never really painted before, so I am excited at how well it turned out and I can't wait to go back for more!!
And, to keep those creative juices flowing, check out what is happening over at Book Bloggers International next month! I have not participated in an Instagram challenge in a long time, but I'm going to dive in and try to continue my creative streak throughout next month. I hope that you will join us!
What have been some of your recent highs and lows? How have you expressed your creativity lately?
Wow. What a week of ups and downs. Wasn't BBAW great? I'm glad I participated. I got to meet some great new to me bloggers. I love the painting!ReplyDelete
Jenny ... BBAW was great! I had a great time and it inspired me to get back into blogging regularly ... as long as I can find the time!! ;) And, thank you for the compliment on the painting!Delete
Busy week! I enjoyed your BBAW posts. Is there a link for the #BBIMarch challenge?ReplyDelete
frances pickard ... We are releasing information very soon on the website and in our newsletter. You can find more information here (or subscribe to the newsletter!) when it goes live: http://bookbloggersintl.blogspot.com/Delete
Thanks, Tif. I subscribed to BBI. I'm new to IG and the challenge looks fun!Delete
frances pickard ... You're welcome! Looking forward to having you join us!Delete
Very cool painting! I always want to try it but am too afraid I will totally screw it up.ReplyDelete
Michelle ... Thank you! I was so nervous as well, but my son urged me on and I gave it a try! You should too!! :)Delete
I'm glad that your son wasn't more badly hurt! That's always stressful to get a call from the school like that no matter the outcome though.ReplyDelete
I'm on the fence about joining the Instagram challenge. I really want to but March is so busy with my event that I don't want to over-commit. We'll see! I don't want to miss the fun either. :)
Kristen M. ... I am so glad too! I'm hoping the x-rays this week show lots of good healing!Delete
You should totally join and connect it to March Magics!! That could be a fun twist!!
I managed to post for the first day of the Instagram challenge. I will hopefully be able to continue!ReplyDelete
Kailana ... I did too! I need to catch up tonight!!Delete