Monday, July 11, 2011

A Moleskine Sketchnook arrives and Julyathon Day 11 (not really!!!)

YAY! I have a moley--A Moleskine traveling sketchbook--again--it just arrived a little while ago!!! What a wonderful treat to see all the glorious artwork IN PERSON--it's so beautiful in the flesh--or--in the paper and ink etc. I'm afraid my photos do not do it justice!!!!

I couldn't take it outside to photograph as I often do--because it is POURING RAIN!!!

Speaking of rain, we are STILL digging out from the mess created by two floods, but we are slowly regaining some portion of normality. Still, I may need a full month to complete the moley.

You can click on this image to see it bigger. I did not choose what pictures went where, it was done randomly by Picasa. If I have time, I may post more because there was so much to enjoy. One that is not well-represented in this collage is Roma's Vietnam post, which was wonderful. I was trying to get the words so they could be read, but it didn't work out. Go here to revisit.

As Far as my Julyathon, well, I've been too busy to blog, BUT I've walked every single, or jogged, or biked or both or all three, at least 45 minutes a day and often more. I haven't missed a day--and I've done my exercises and yoga etc. Every day EXCEPT today--it's been raining too hard--but hopefully, before the day is over, I will complete my 11th day of daily walking or running or biking. Which of course is sort of sill, because I've been doing this EVERY DAY ad infinitum.

We had a big birthday bash for my granddaughter, Rachel, and then we had company all week. So there was some good busyness mixed in with hard cleaning and repacking etc.

This morning, I took Piano boy to the doctor. That wasted the entire morning. UM--OK, maybe not a waste, exactly, but it took MUCH more time than it should have. And while I was there, I started a new book--always dangerous, as I tend to get sucked into them.


John said...

the book looks great, and good for you with your ongoing exercise regime.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, John, I love these exchanges!!! :-D

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Love to look at the moleskin "adventure". It has been lovely to view.

Hmmm . . . I am hoping to be inspired by your dedication to exercise. This is certainly an area that I am either hot or cold on. Kudos to you for your commitment.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I've been exercising EVERY DAY, even though I haven't been blogging about it, due to our commitments. :-D

Maybe we could meet halfway for a walk sometime?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love the Moleskine exchange!!!!!

Something Different said...

I love it too. So happy that we still have excited participants. I know the delays were really getting folks down there for a while.

Something Different said...

Bravo on your work outs too!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Andrea! :-D

I love the Moleskine exchange, even when there are delays, though I get frustrated occasionally.