Friday, October 19, 2012

highlights from the week

Happy Friday! I'm looking forward to a fun fall weekend.

 A few highlights from the week:
+ I spilled my thoughts on running a small business over at The Borrowed Abode. Big thanks to my blogging/business/real-life friend Jane for the thoughtful interview questions and for featuring my shop on her Small Business Spotlight!

+ Did you all watch the live broadcast of the Space Jump on Sunday? I still can't even think about it without getting sweaty palms. Larry and I held hands when Baumgartner jumped. (Larry asked if he had Cry for your Mommy on his egress checklist!) I still can't believe he jumped from 24 miles above the Earth, broke the sound barrier with his free fall, and landed on his feet! Doesn't make jumping off the high dive seem so scary anymore, does it?

blogger wine & cheese picnic
+ Had a lovely wine and cheese picnic at Karin's last weekend. It was a one-year reunion of sorts, to celebrate meeting a wonderful group of local bloggers who have become friends over the past year. After an exhausting weekend of art markets, I rummaged around for a clean t-shirt, picked up some wine (a Cab Sav) and cheese (Taleggio) at my favorite local wine shop, drove to Karin's, plunked my butt in a lawn chair and proceeded to stuff my face with delicious treats.
Lisa, Karin, a very tired me, and Sarah. (Photo by Ashley.)
Not pictured: Sarah, Tessica, and Lauren.

I didn't even think to take photos until the spread had been devoured, so head on over to That Is All and What The Font to see Ashley and Karin's gorgeous photos.

peanut butter tongue!
Peanut Butter Tongue for Everyone!

+ I try to keep politics off my blog, but let me just say that I am so ready for this election to be over. We just celebrated four years with Gravy and he has a 100% approval rating among his constituents. Gravy for President! His platform includes more naps and peanut butter for everyone.

Come to think of it, naps and peanut butter sound like the recipe for a perfect weekend, too...


Sarah said...

I'm so glad you got an action shot of me pouring more wine. ;)

So great to see you! You didn't look tired at all.

VV said...

Great advice for starting + maintaining a small business. I left the corporate design world about a year ago for similar reasons to pursue my own photo and design business and it's been a frustrating/hard/rewarding/fulfilling road since. It's amusing to me that the one thing about my corporate job that I miss the most is getting coffee with coworkers!