A Good Day!

3.14.2007


Today I am doing something very exciting...I am packing up one of my scrapbook layouts, being very careful in the process (as it is being sent out to another state!) and filling out artist release forms and then I will be going to the post office to send it out to the offices of Memory Makers Magazine for publication in their upcoming book that is to be published this coming Fall, titled 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas! Woo..hoo! (Last year's book that they put out was this one). I only found out just yesterday that they were interested in one of my pages for their book and I couldn't be more thrilled than I am right now. Really feels good to have been recognized in this way and means even more to me to be rewarded on a personal level, as this is something that really means so much to me. I love creating with my hands and my heart. Often times when I speak I feel like my words are too harshly spoken, my voice too loud or the words that come out of my mouth are not the words that I would have ideally chosen had I taken the time to carefully choose and with scrapbooking I feel like I can communicate with incredible accuracy the things that are on my mind and that I want to say, the feelings I want to share and the memories that I want to hold dear. To me, this hobby is so much more. It is a voice of reassurance, a probe to go further, a written record of history. A form of therapy, a cleansing, if you will of my heart and soul.

To add to the things that are good in my life right now, Zoey is having successful potty chair visits! :) We've been taking a very laid back approach and it just may be paying off....a couple of "I PEED!" moments where we missed the actually moment of success, but we're having some hits thrown in with the misses now too. Just had to share!

And now, I'm off to clean the bathtub, such is the life of a SAHM! There is no other job that I hate doing more than this task of cleaning the bathtub, but I'm figuring that it will help to release a bit of my nervous excitement! :) Life goes on as they say and for right now I am enjoying it, even while cleaning the tub!

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Misty said...

That's AWESOME - congrats on being published - and on the potty training! I have both of those as things on my to do list very soon ;-) My little one turned 2 in Feb but I'm hoping by the end of summer he'll be ready. Anyway - CONGRATS!!!!

Leslie said...

Beats cleaning the toilet! hahaha

congrautlations!!! Being published is a wonderful accolade. You should be proud of what you do, because you do it so well!

Anne Thompson said...

Big congratulations on being published! That is soooo awesome. It is one of my goals also. I just really need to start submitting some pages! Do you have any tips on that whole process? I've done it once, but wondered if I was doing it right? And yay for the potty training too! Anne

Gigi said...

CONGRATS on the pub & the potty training!!!!! & i love how you phrased how your craft effects your life...i totally feel the same way & really relish in the self exploratory aspect of it. sometimes i feel like i'm just cruising through life, getting through the day & this hobby reminds me to enjoy...not rush everything...to treasure those little things. & i need that message...sooooo very cool!

Marjolein said...

This is great!!!!! Congrats to you!! I've seen that mag. a couple of times in the stores here, never bought it though! Must feel so great to being published!
And what you say about scrapbooking....so true!! Nice tulips btw...love those, miss them.......

Carla said...

congrats on getting published. that is one of my dreams! thanks for stopping by my blog.

Wilna said...

WOW!! this is totally AWESOME Jen!

Esther said...

Wow! Published in a magazine. That is awesome. Congrautlations!