Here is the site where I found my current wallpaper:
And in the interest of spurring you on, here are a couple of other options I considered.
This cutie was another contender.
This one was fresh looking:
And let us not forget old standbys like American Greetings:
I perused some other sites as well, but most options were more photorealistic. I definitely prefer the graphic look – like scrapbook paper – over cute photos of puppies and kitties. Now you will know where to get a new calendar before next Monday rolls around.
Since I last checked in on Monday, it has been a week of variable speeds here. I started out strong, wanting to get ahead on several blog-related projects so that I could start a new home-related project, but I ran headlong into obstacles and disappointments. So I spent the next couple of days frittering away my time without a lot of direction or productivity. I blame it on spring fever.
This was the week the dogwoods came out in full bloom, and I slipped into flip flops for the first time.
Then early on rainy Thursday morning, I kicked it into “mission mode” and tackled a bunch of small annoying tasks I had been procrastinating – and that gave me a new sense of momentum, if not motivation. Daughter ran home for a quick visit on Friday and Saturday. Sunday was full of scrapping, and I also finished that home project I was talking about - major rearrangement of daughter's closet. I freed up a lot of space in there which she will promptly fill up when the semester is over in just 2 weeks.
Also on the bright side, I finished this book: I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. I liked it – well, the personal story. Not a fan of self-help advice books, I still hope to read more autobiographies and memoirs. Her tips were mostly basic business networking principles, most helpful to young people just starting out. And her best tip is to always be open to opportunities that present themselves; she was and it accrued to her benefit. I was pleased that she appears on screen @ The Five to be authentic to the person she presents in the book - gentile, intelligent, optimistic.
And in other good news, Susan Branch just sent out her spring newsletter. Always a good read, although I could not recall why she called it Willard, until I clicked upon the thoughtful link she included to that back story. I will not spoil it for you, you can read for yourself.
Her blog had disappeared from my reader mysteriously, probably on my last changeover, but I was reminded recently and added her back in. If you do not mind long enveloping blog posts, you will love hers.
That is all from me this Monday. Do pop round to Sian @FromHighInTheSky and friends to see what their good news might be.