That's just a little of what has been stirring around in this cake batter of a mind this morning.
Now onto what I intended to write about, our trip to Kingman, AZ for Thanksgiving.
It was exactly what I needed, what we as a family needed. Having two teenage daughters and a nine year old boy the challenge really is to get them all at the same place enjoying themselves. We managed to do just that.
Eric's Uncle Richard and Aunt Marilyn are so gracious with their invitation and to be honest Richards cooking has always been something to drool at. He does it with such ease and could easily open a restaurant if he wanted to. In fact Richard is one of those guys who has taught himself how to do many wonderful and creative things. When he gets a hobby he goes full force and then hones his skills so much so that others come to him for advice and instruction. He's a natural teacher and craftsman. He is now working with leather and even took the time to teach Taylor how to make her own bracelet. His videos are on http://www.youtube.com/user/RichardBlackII/videos?view=0 if you would like to learn more about leather and how to make a superior product visit him there.
Marilyn, his wife,is a natural problem solver and one of the sweetest, most generous people I truly have ever met. She also has every scrap booking trick in the book and her craft room, well lets just say I had a hard time not sleeping in there. When asked where my happy place is... its there! : )
This trip however, a shift in me was even more evident when visiting, because of what I was drawn to when we were there. Suddenly i ventured out of the craftroom and went out to Richards shops. I saw his power tools for the first time. A drill press, an awesome saw, I saw how his workspace worked for various projects and was able to take mental notes of what would work for me as well. In the next few months I will apply what inspired me there and can't wait for them to visit my happy place here at home.
With that I have to run, life is calling me but I'm not complaining I have a rich life and much to be grateful for.
Here's a photo that at first I took mentally and had to run into their house and grab my camera to put it in reality to share with others.