Monday Musings

While my work schedule is not traditional, Mondays still mean the end of the weekend, the start of the kids’ school schedule and back to homework for us. I often muse about previous vacations and places I would rather be. Are their places you dream about on your Mondays? (My Mother’s Day was spent working-financially supporting my family, folding laundry and helping the kids with big school projects.  A perfect Mother’s Day Trifecta?  Hmm, no but definitely representative of this mothering job of mine which I wouldn’t exchange for all the money in the world.  The picture is of my son on a recent weekend hiking in Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California.)

A fun present to both my mother and I yesterday was to have my Mother’s Day Bag picked as a weekly fave on Craft Magazine online.  Haley has generously featured several of my handmade goods on this blog.  Such an honor.

Check the blog post here:

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup | MAKE: Craft.

Haley’s nifty personal blog is here:

The Zen of Making | Brooklyn-based DIY from a gal in granny glassesThe Zen of Making | Brooklyn-based DIY from a gal in granny glasses.

Monday Musings

While my work schedule is not traditional, Mondays still mean the end of the weekend, the start of the kids’ school schedule and back to homework for us. I often muse about previous vacations and places I would rather be. Are their places you dream about on your Mondays? (Just back from a great conference with other women physicians.  A highlight was an 8 mile hike in the Sonoran desert among the Saguaro Cacti in bloom. Tucson, Arizona)

Monday Musings

While my work schedule is not traditional, Mondays still mean the end of the weekend, the start of the kids’ school schedule and back to homework for us. I often muse about previous vacations and places I would rather be. Are their places you dream about on your Mondays? (Stairwell, The Vatican Museum, Vatican City)

Monday Musings

While my work schedule is not traditional, Mondays still mean the end of the weekend, the start of the kids’ school schedule and back to homework for us. I often muse about previous vacations and places I would rather be. Are their places you dream about on your Mondays? (Sunrise looking over the kitchen garden for the restaurant, The French Laundry, Yountville, Napa Valley, CA)

Pinned and Explored

Although work has kept me from sewing and knitting much this week, it has certainly been fun from a creative standpoint.  One of the pics of my Sew Together Bag was picked up on Flickr Explore.  Although this is not the most accurate mark of a great picture it is fun none the less having so many people fave and look at your photo.

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I was “Explored” one other time in the last year for one of my Noodlehead totes. It all inspires me to step up my photography game and to finally buy and learn photoshop.

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To see a true photographer’s work, check out my brother who has been “Explored” 16 times in the last year!

Flickr: CraigGoodwin2’s Photostream.

On another front, one of the pictures I took from a trip to Pompeii last year was pinned by Audi Italy and the ABC/Disney Creative Development Group. It’s been pretty fun to see this picture take off like it has with thousands of Pins.  On a weird note, I have seen my picture obviously modified and repinned.  All my creative work is just for my own fun but it has me wondering how others who make their living from photography and creative work feel about this kind of thing.

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Our kids are out of school next week and my husband and I are working a ton to cover everyone else who has the week off.  It has me feeling a little sorry for myself so I have been reminiscing about trips we made last year.  The title pic was one my husband took of me in Ravello, Italy last year.  Have a happy Spring Break everyone.

Monday Musings

While my work schedule is not traditional, Mondays still mean the end of the weekend, the start of the kids’ school schedule and back to homework for us. I often muse about previous vacations and places I would rather be. Are their places you dream about on your Mondays? (Victoria Street as seen from Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland)

Monday Musings

While my work schedule is not traditional, Mondays still mean the end of the weekend, the start of the kids’ school schedule and back to homework for us. I often muse about previous vacations and places I would rather be. Are their places you dream about on your Mondays? (Ruins in downtown Sorrento, Italy)

Monday Musings

While my work schedule is not traditional, Mondays still mean the end of the weekend, the  start of the kids’ school schedule and back to homework for us. I often muse about previous vacations and places I would rather be. Are their places you dream about on your Mondays? (The picture is Carmel, California taken this weekend.)