Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hello Busy!

Hello Monday Tuesday of a very busy week . . . haven't had a chance to update my blog lately or get round to visit/comment on others. Because I've been so busy saying hello to lots of things . . . 
Hello Aria dog . . . helping me check out the afternoon light in the living room in preparation for a family portrait session with the amazing Becky Ruppel. She came over on Sunday; I can't wait to see the photographs she took.
Hello packing . . . only four more nights before Henry heads off to college. I'll be driving him up on Saturday and staying in Oregon for about a week. I'll be doing some work projects, taking some interesting photographs and working on my faces/LSNED art journal.  He'll be training with the club soccer team before he moves into the dorm on the 26th.
Hello work . . . I've signed up for a lot of conferences this academic year and committed to writing several articles/book chapters. It feels good to be getting back into my academic side, but it is a lot of work.
Hello work2 . . . there also seems to be an inordinate amount of committee meetings and administrative projects. Sigh.
Hello to preparing for the end of the 2013 Summertime Photograph Scavenger Hunt and the final link-up coming this weekend . . . I'm thinking I'm not going to have time to get to the zoo, so I'm posting this substitute item (person wearing an item that symbolizes your country). I'm thinking this gentleman symbolizes my country in oh so many ways! LOL!
Hello laundry, laundry and more laundry. . .  It piles up when I'm really busy.
Hello to more cross-country meets and success for my awesome girl Clara . . . tomorrow is the third meet in eight days!!! She ran in a huge invitational over the weekend and came in 4th overall for the frosh-soph division (out of 465 runners). As she said, "Mom, who knew I was actually good at this?" Her frosh-soph team placed first as well.  After this, she gets a break for about ten days and then participates in meets about once a week for the rest of the season. 
Hello to obedience classes for the dogs (two more left), still volunteering at the humane society once a week, and lots of homework for the girl . . . no wonder I'm so busy!
Hello to LSNED on instagram . . . I haven't been able to keep up in my art journal but have been taking snaps and writing down lessons. And I feel okay with that!
Hope to see you all back this weekend for the final Scavenger Hunt link-up! That's when you'll let me know how many items you found and be entered in the final prize give-away (there's two prizes . . . one open to people who found all the items and one open to everyone who participated, regardless of how many items you found).

19 comments:

Miriam said...

What a great catch up with you. I just love those trousers! and the picture of Aria is just perfect. Well done Clara, your girl is doing great Rinda.

scrappyjacky said...

You really are busy,busy,busy.
Well done to Clara....it's wonderful she's found something she enjoys and is really good at [and it's healthy!]

Jennie said...

Great to catch up Rinda - your girl is doing brilliantly - you must be so proud!Am loving the trousers! I need to sort out my Scavenger hunting and see just how many I managed - thanks for the focus it gave my summer! J x

Kirsty.A said...

wow. Have a good week.

Liz McGuire, said...

Oh my, you are indeed really busy. I love having a nosey at your blog - always so many interesting things to read,

Liz x

Sheena said...

wow x
I'm tired just reading this!

Ladkyis said...

It is so good to see you getting back into top gear. A heck of a year just gone and so many changes happening around you. I love the picture. I will join in with the link up but don't include me in the draw for prizes. I am still marvelling over my book from last year.
Enjoy Oregon

Melissa said...

Oh Rinda, it does sound like a busy (but wonderful) time right now! Hope all goes well with getting Henry moved & settled. I remember all those meetings when I was teaching at the university. They were ok, but I enjoyed the writing the most!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Man! How do you keep up with all that, Rinda! I'm exhausted just reading all that you have on your plate!

I am SO happy to hear that Clara is excelling in track - so awesome! How are your dogs doing with obedience school? Do you think it's made a difference?

Karen said...

Congratulations, Clara! It's so awesome to discover some amazing skill you didn't know you had! And you are certainly busy---that's a lot to keep up with. I'll be posting my last two scavenger hunt photos this weekend, but I'll be in Chicago :-), so I may not get it linked up until later.

helena said...

Sounds all the right kind of busy. Great that Clara has found 'her thing'

The Mann Fam said...

My you do sound busy! It been pretty busy around my place too. But being busy isn't too bad.

Lesley G said...

LOVE those trousers, look forward to the final link up :)

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous light in that shot of Aria.

Glad you get to go up with Henry for a week, we're only with P for a night.

Congratulations to Clara!

I like listing out what is making my life so busy, sometimes writing it out reminds me that this is just a hectic season, other times it encourages me to drop stuff. Looking back later is fun too reminding me that I got through this last year too....

Irene said...

You are a busy bee. Exciting times for Henry and Clara. Best of luck to Henry was he transcends to the university life.

Sian said...

I hope the packing goes well and the trip is a good one. Best of luck to him as he starts on this new chapter.

We are hearing great reports of college life so far (and the law life! he has loved his lectures so far)

Jo Murray said...

Transitions for all here...something to enjoy. I look forward to the final Scavenger linkup...I have them all. Pace yourself Rinda...you are soooooo busy.

viv said...

I love your catch up.
I can see you are going to have a very busy few months ahead

alexa said...

How come you seem to have more hours in your day that. E rest of us?! I am just about to post my final lot of photos but am going to be away from the end of the week in a place without Internet access - how long will you leave open the space for entries and link ups, Rinda?