Those who know me personally are well aware that todays title is pretty much my Mantra! It's both the general pattern of the day-to-day existence, here on the Acre, as well as the reason more doesn't get done - ha! I'd wager that I actually forgot to tell you more than 'one more thing' in my mad recap, yesterday! ...but since I promised the Giver that I would share this happy news, I wanted to make sure I didn't let it past me, altogether. Much like the nasal refrain of Gilda Radner's Rosanne Rosannadanna: "...it's aaalways something!" my Mantra is repeated daily, in a not so Zen-like manner! *one more thing, one more thing,..* It is repeated with enough regularity that it has become part of the vernacular of our family -- The Man will often ask after a seemingly forgotten task by wondering *with a certain, impish grin* if I have been "one more thing-ing, again!"
|Lovely goodies from Germany|
Many thanks, TJ!
* the stamps were an added bonus - i <3 stamps! ;-) *
Ahhh, but I digress! At the end of July, I learned of a Blog Giveaway featuring the work of an author whose blog I have enjoyed, of late: Quinn McDonald. Quinn's blog directed me to a very fun spot on the interweb commandeered by the lovely TJ: Studio Mailbox. I read a rather poignant post, watched a very enjoyable video, and left a comment to enter her Giveaway -- which was for a signed copy of Quinn's book, Raw Art Journaling, in addition to several 'goodie packs' featuring ATCs made from the piece she created in the featured video *can I just say that I am continually blown away at the wicked cool features on the blogs I read regularly? -- videos! ...as a regular 'thing"! seriously!?!* TJ's snazzy blog and apparent humor & generous nature ensured my continued reading -- I'd further wager that there is something there that you would enjoy, too!
ANYway... I received a sweet e-mail at the conclusion of the entry period (08/02) notifying me that I had won one of the 'goodie packs!' This is not something that happens often -- me, winning something :-? I was tickled! Given that it was coming from Germany, I was very surprised at how quickly it arrived (08/10). What a lovely, wee packet of ephemeral goodness (pages of German text, a quirky cat post card, two ATCs, a wee tag from the die-cut on one of the ATCs, and a handful of beautiful postage stamps)! ...all tucked into a stenciled, hand-stamped envelope, declaring "Because Mail is Love." It was a wonderful treat! I look forward to using all of it ~>:-D
Until next time,
Onward & Upward!
Words of wisdom for today:
"Knowing is not as good as loving,
loving is not as good as enjoying."
- Chinese Proverb
Photo Notes:taken with Motorola DROID Retro Camera App by Urbian - Pinhole Camera