brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
Usually, at the end of the school year, everyone is saying how excited they are for summer and I bring out the old saw about how summer is more work for Stay-at-home (non-homeschooling) moms.  And in the past that has been true.



Tom and I saw Waitress. 

Lots of memories of the trip keep flooding back.  Next year we're heading to DC from whence my friend [profile] oliviach just got back, so that's got me excited.

Sorry to hear that our hot weather went East and got sticky.  (It was 105 F last week but since the weekend we've had perfect 75 to 85F weather.)

Hugs to all,

Meg
brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
Usually, at the end of the school year, everyone is saying how excited they are for summer and I bring out the old saw about how summer is more work for Stay-at-home (non-homeschooling) moms.  And in the past that has been true.



Tom and I saw Waitress. 

Lots of memories of the trip keep flooding back.  Next year we're heading to DC from whence my friend [profile] oliviach just got back, so that's got me excited.

Sorry to hear that our hot weather went East and got sticky.  (It was 105 F last week but since the weekend we've had perfect 75 to 85F weather.)

Hugs to all,

Meg
brightly_woven: (Mary/Collins by Katharino)
From my last posts it might be easy to think that I am down in the dumps or that my life is less than great.

I just want to say that I am counting my blessings today and finding that I am very rich indeed:  in friends, in love, in material things, in freedom, in hope, in faith, in family.

Thanks for putting up with my curmudgeonliness of late.

Meg
brightly_woven: (Mary/Collins by Katharino)
From my last posts it might be easy to think that I am down in the dumps or that my life is less than great.

I just want to say that I am counting my blessings today and finding that I am very rich indeed:  in friends, in love, in material things, in freedom, in hope, in faith, in family.

Thanks for putting up with my curmudgeonliness of late.

Meg
brightly_woven: (Kitty/The Clergy by Katharhino)
I used my Kitty icon (thanks K!) because it's helping me focus on the fact that I promised Sandy I'd have a page of ASOC by week's end!

YIKES.

I'm spending a lot of time in the lab trying to perfect the brochure I'm handing in.  Still feeling like each one is "good enough" but not are what I want them to be.

I think I aced the take-home final, though, so that's one thing off my plate.

It's going to be 91 F today (somewhere in the mid to high 30s C, right?)  So, we are going swimming at a friend's pool after school.

Off to yoga, the lab, pick up and then pool.

Phew.

Only 10 or 11 more days of school.  As a mom this is more ambivalent than as a kid!

Meg

P.S. I'm keeping up on reading my flist, but haven't had much time to post.  Sorry!
brightly_woven: (Kitty/The Clergy by Katharhino)
I used my Kitty icon (thanks K!) because it's helping me focus on the fact that I promised Sandy I'd have a page of ASOC by week's end!

YIKES.

I'm spending a lot of time in the lab trying to perfect the brochure I'm handing in.  Still feeling like each one is "good enough" but not are what I want them to be.

I think I aced the take-home final, though, so that's one thing off my plate.

It's going to be 91 F today (somewhere in the mid to high 30s C, right?)  So, we are going swimming at a friend's pool after school.

Off to yoga, the lab, pick up and then pool.

Phew.

Only 10 or 11 more days of school.  As a mom this is more ambivalent than as a kid!

Meg

P.S. I'm keeping up on reading my flist, but haven't had much time to post.  Sorry!
brightly_woven: (LJUser mrbnatural's blah blah blah)
So, I finally found a way to do what teacher #2 wanted me to do and still please myself.

It was up on the screen and teacher #1 actually said "Green!  Blech.  Why in the world did you change to green?  That's horrible!"  No kidding, no exaggerating.

He said, I think the white is much better.

I say, "Teacher #2 said white looked cheap".

He said, "White is crisp and clean and open.  It doesn't have to be cheap.  Gradients look dated."

Great.

These two are supposed to be teaching me about design but they can't agree on good design.

I'm going to put it away for awhile and come back to it.

I'm sick to death of it and it's my own company's brochure.

Ffffffft.

Meg

P.S. Rest of life looking up.  No drama queenage in recent days.  All family members back from business trips, field trips and the like.
brightly_woven: (LJUser mrbnatural's blah blah blah)
So, I finally found a way to do what teacher #2 wanted me to do and still please myself.

It was up on the screen and teacher #1 actually said "Green!  Blech.  Why in the world did you change to green?  That's horrible!"  No kidding, no exaggerating.

He said, I think the white is much better.

I say, "Teacher #2 said white looked cheap".

He said, "White is crisp and clean and open.  It doesn't have to be cheap.  Gradients look dated."

Great.

These two are supposed to be teaching me about design but they can't agree on good design.

I'm going to put it away for awhile and come back to it.

I'm sick to death of it and it's my own company's brochure.

Ffffffft.

Meg

P.S. Rest of life looking up.  No drama queenage in recent days.  All family members back from business trips, field trips and the like.
brightly_woven: (LJ User: mrbnatural's SQUEE)
I spent a fabulous weekend away on a church retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Saturday I had a retreat within a retreat and got an hour-long massage and went to my favorite restaurant (food-wise--not total experience-wise) in the world (Gayle's in Capitola). 
Then, my hubby phoned to say, "Stay as long as you want.  The boys and I are staying at Mom and Dad's for dinner.  I thought you might want to have fun with your new laptop, which arrived while you were gone."

SQUEE.

What a man.  One of the many ways it pays to be married to a total geek is that he can appreciate my inner geek and understand that I would want to play with my new baby.

Only drawback of the whole thing is that the playing did not get that far or go that well.

But, later, when my own personal IT department came home, he helped me amid my tears to get things going in the right direction.  It was probably just a battery issue and maybe also a McAfee issue that were slowing down and eventually making impossible the install of Adobe Creative Suite (the battery had accidentally come unplugged).

I also had Gayle's day-old, half-price wedding cake for dinner (real banana with real strawberry ganache).

Today I had to pick up the printer and extra screen at UPS in another town--one exit past the closest-but-still-too-far-to-go-much Whole Foods.  Yes, of course I stopped on the way back.  Yummmmmm...

All in all, a very spiritually refreshing, personally relaxing and professionally/geekitudinally exciting weekend.

Sorry I didn't comment on your many entries, but like Maria I read them and: S, your kids owe you big and I'm glad about Eunice; AI, so great to hear about the challenge; Flat Stanley, I'll be waiting for you but please don't bring your gun; I know I read about more, but my mind is, unsurprisingly, a blank at the moment.

:)

Meg
brightly_woven: (LJ User: mrbnatural's SQUEE)
I spent a fabulous weekend away on a church retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Saturday I had a retreat within a retreat and got an hour-long massage and went to my favorite restaurant (food-wise--not total experience-wise) in the world (Gayle's in Capitola). 
Then, my hubby phoned to say, "Stay as long as you want.  The boys and I are staying at Mom and Dad's for dinner.  I thought you might want to have fun with your new laptop, which arrived while you were gone."

SQUEE.

What a man.  One of the many ways it pays to be married to a total geek is that he can appreciate my inner geek and understand that I would want to play with my new baby.

Only drawback of the whole thing is that the playing did not get that far or go that well.

But, later, when my own personal IT department came home, he helped me amid my tears to get things going in the right direction.  It was probably just a battery issue and maybe also a McAfee issue that were slowing down and eventually making impossible the install of Adobe Creative Suite (the battery had accidentally come unplugged).

I also had Gayle's day-old, half-price wedding cake for dinner (real banana with real strawberry ganache).

Today I had to pick up the printer and extra screen at UPS in another town--one exit past the closest-but-still-too-far-to-go-much Whole Foods.  Yes, of course I stopped on the way back.  Yummmmmm...

All in all, a very spiritually refreshing, personally relaxing and professionally/geekitudinally exciting weekend.

Sorry I didn't comment on your many entries, but like Maria I read them and: S, your kids owe you big and I'm glad about Eunice; AI, so great to hear about the challenge; Flat Stanley, I'll be waiting for you but please don't bring your gun; I know I read about more, but my mind is, unsurprisingly, a blank at the moment.

:)

Meg

Update

Feb. 12th, 2007 12:59 pm
brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
Welcome to my flist, [personal profile] jcscot!

I figured since I have a new friend, I should post about something other than nausea. :)


My Adobe Illustrator class is going very well.  I am loving the pen tool exercises we've been doing.  Too fun.

I also got a contract for another job!!!  A multi-page brochure, so of course I need InDesign and not Illustrator.  Sigh.  Hopefully I'm up to the task.


If you read this whole thing, you are a gem.

Meg

Update

Feb. 12th, 2007 12:59 pm
brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
Welcome to my flist, [personal profile] jcscot!

I figured since I have a new friend, I should post about something other than nausea. :)


My Adobe Illustrator class is going very well.  I am loving the pen tool exercises we've been doing.  Too fun.

I also got a contract for another job!!!  A multi-page brochure, so of course I need InDesign and not Illustrator.  Sigh.  Hopefully I'm up to the task.


If you read this whole thing, you are a gem.

Meg
brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
I realized that it's been a while since I did a general life update. Since there are (albeit a very few) people who read this as a way to keep up with the goings on at our house as opposed to most of you (who are flisters from the Austen fandom, at least originally), I decided to do a general update.

So, in no particular order, here's life at the "E" household:


8.) Finally, I'm amazed at how much silly pleasure having a LJ over the past six months has given me.  I don't think I've written one truly profound thing, but the habit of "journaling" is so much richer when all of you interact with me/it and I with you/yours.

Thanks,[profile] liselise for piquing my interest and introducing me to the concept.

Meg


brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
I realized that it's been a while since I did a general life update. Since there are (albeit a very few) people who read this as a way to keep up with the goings on at our house as opposed to most of you (who are flisters from the Austen fandom, at least originally), I decided to do a general update.

So, in no particular order, here's life at the "E" household:


8.) Finally, I'm amazed at how much silly pleasure having a LJ over the past six months has given me.  I don't think I've written one truly profound thing, but the habit of "journaling" is so much richer when all of you interact with me/it and I with you/yours.

Thanks,[profile] liselise for piquing my interest and introducing me to the concept.

Meg


Gym again

Nov. 2nd, 2006 09:39 pm
brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
I got measured again yesterday:  I have now lost exactly 4% body fat and am within spitting distance of acceptable (though still far from healthy or ideal) and 7.7 inches.  Oh, and about 5 pounds, but that is incidental. 

Woot!

I also went to my first spinning class and sweated off at least 500 calories.  So I came home and ate homeade garlic roasted pumpkin seeds and Halloween chocolate.  But only about 300 calories worth, so that's okay.  :)

Thanks again for all of your encouraging comments the last time.

Meg

Gym again

Nov. 2nd, 2006 09:39 pm
brightly_woven: (Mr Darcy IS smiling by mrbantural)
I got measured again yesterday:  I have now lost exactly 4% body fat and am within spitting distance of acceptable (though still far from healthy or ideal) and 7.7 inches.  Oh, and about 5 pounds, but that is incidental. 

Woot!

I also went to my first spinning class and sweated off at least 500 calories.  So I came home and ate homeade garlic roasted pumpkin seeds and Halloween chocolate.  But only about 300 calories worth, so that's okay.  :)

Thanks again for all of your encouraging comments the last time.

Meg

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