Exciting birthday gift!

I returned home from work about 30 minutes ago to see a package on my coffee table. A birthday gift from my mom. This:

A Gift! Two Gifts!

So what are they? The gifts are a kit from photojojo.com (really cool stuff, check them out!) and are a pinhole camera kit and sunprint kit (aka cyanotype for the photographic name).  I haven’t done either of these processes since May of 2003.  I’m so excited to get these and can’t wait until I have the time and energy to try these out. I’m actually  sitting here rubbing my hands together with glee with a big smile on my face.

Sadly, It might be a few weeks until I can give them proper use.  It’s 4:30 am here in Santa Cruz as I write this and I haven’t gone to bed yet.  I’m currently working at a retail/service related company and we’re super swamped with xmas business.  Until after the holidays I’ll be working, working, working (getting those overtime hours in hence the late night). So for now it’s work, sleep, eat, run 3x week, repeat. Work will slow down soon enough.

Anyhow… Mom, I love the gift, thanks!

Off to bed.

PS. Birthday yes? My thirtieth!  I think I’m one of the few women who are actually glad to be getting out of their twenties.

Me on my 30th Bday. Taken by Mr. EG.

New favorite quote

I love Meg at A Practical Wedding. She’s smart, funny, and gives great advice.  Like this:

You can’t succeed without being willing to fail with full force. You can’t figure out how far you can go, until you push yourself so far that you risk completely falling on your face. And seriously? This never stops sucking, don’t kid yourself.

I love this quote so much that it’s now on my desk.

My desk.On the dry erase board in sparpie.

Thanks Meg for letting us know how it’s done.

Now go buy her new book.  I pre-ordered two and can’t wait to get my copy. It’s the only wedding book I plan on buying.

A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration

PS. Do you know that sharpie can be removed with nail polish remover?  We figured this out when I was a kid.  One of my grandmothers’ would write our names on the product box in sharpie so she could remember who she bought the gift for.  When that needed to be removed so I could return some unwanted gifts it was nail polish remover to the rescue!