Monday, May 24, 2010

More Time

I have an incredibly busy week coming up. This is Graduation Week for The Young One. Rehearsals at the church for the Baccalaureate Mass Tues. evening. A final graduation rehearsal. The Senior breakfast and graduation assembly with the entire school. The assembly is where school scholarships are awarded. Graduation  is Thurs. evening at the convention center. In between I have to get some pictures of The Young One in her white cap and gown with her gold National Honor Society hood and gold tassel. (Shameless bragging!) and I have to prepare for my class on Wed. night. My dragon piece should be ready to be picked up from the framer. And then there are the routine household chores like doing the laundry, cooking, and cleaning.

So what did I do? I wished I had more time. And then I thought, does anyone wish they had less time? Duh! I also found myself with my journal doing a page because procrastinating is way more fun than housework. The background was done using a white plastic eraser and a Colorbox rainbow stamp pad. This idea came from the Alphabeas Calligraphy Guild March meeting. From the guild photos, it looked like erasers were painted and then stamped on paper for a colorful background. Too lazy to get out my watercolors, I decided to use the stamp pad and then I could rubber stamp the illustrations. The hand used is based on Palm's Graffiti used to write on the Palm PDA. I always thought this would be fun to do with a pointed pen and ink.

What's on your to do list this week and how do you procrastinate?


  1. Congratulations to the young one! I know you are so proud! I'm praying you can keep your sanity and be productive this week. Enjoy and treasure the memories!

  2. My brother will be moving in with me this weekend, so I've got to clean his room (and the house!) and try to get myself organized for having a "roommate" for the first time in years.

    Congratulations to your young one!

  3. I hear you!! I'm busy trying to finish up my book, wrap up my kids' school year, and all of the mama duties that call for my attention! I may need to pull an all-nighter! :-)

    But what an exciting time for you as well. I'm sure it must be bittersweet to see your daughter growing up and taking flight.

  4. What an exciting week for you! I procrastinate by playing solitaire on my phone. I know I shouldn't, but it's mind numbing, and that's just what I need sometimes.

  5. I don't even want to mention my to-do list because it scares me. This week, I'm procrastinating with a writing craft book by Donald Maass. Next week, I'll procrastinate with something else!

    Congratulations and have a wonderful week!