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My Laborious Weekend

September 3, 2012

Life is good (even w/out Photoshop)

Wow Labor Day already! I have to say that for me, this was the LONGEST summer ever! Maybe because I was HUGE in April and the weather was really warm then? I am just so ready for fall clothes and a little chill in the air. I am also so ready for a regular back-to-school routine. I have been trying to squeeze in some reading and writing and it has been tough with all the busyness we had around here!

We just got back from an awesome trip to our dear friend Kinsey’s beach house in Connecticut and we also went to visit another great friend Donna and her family in Baltimore. Didn’t I tell you how much I love the East Coast? The boys were so happy visiting old and new friends. So this Labor Day weekend we had one of my BFFs over from Brooklyn with her kiddies and Isabella (she’s back!!) for a wet BBQ (why does that always happen to me?). I continued to be nice to myself and felt really inspired to learn some new things as well. Check it out:

I am embarrassed to tell you that as much as I love photography, I have never played with Photoshop. So I tried it this weekend and after hours of making beautiful images…HUGE FAIL! I also tried to re-design this website on my own and another HUGE FAIL. What else? Oh, I wrote this long blog post because I hoped to end your suffering and negative thinking…blah, blah, blah and we had a power outage!! The whole town! Not even a storm!!! Ahem, I did not save my work. I’m sure it was the Gods of the blog universe sending a message to literally pull the plug on that one. Sigh.

My summer end was a bit of a bust but that is the balance of life. No real crises of course! Just a few let downs. All in all, I learned and I was able to write this piece with no fancy photography, no new design to wow you, and no lecture this time (ha!). I will squeeze in that when it is time to say, “the hell with it”, then the hell with it. Surrender and see all the other awesome stuff that was accomplished.

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day! Talk to me! SEE how many words are in ALL CAP and how many times I used the word “huge”? I’m excited to be back. I’ve missed you.

Your friend,


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  • Reply Vane September 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I hear you! We have to stay positive & not be so hard on ourselves! In life we will always have ups & downs, but the way we react to them is what matters! I had a huge set back (no crisis) but I have to forget the past & work on finding solutions that work for me…back on track!!!!

    • Betty
      Reply Betty September 5, 2012 at 10:44 am

      Awesome Vane! I love how you also said, “no crisis”. Keeping things in perspective!

  • Reply Dariela September 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Just in case you didn’t know we teach Photoshop web-classes for all levels. We even have a custom class if you like. They are not design classes but you’ll learn lots of shortcuts and tips for using Photoshop. Right now we have a discount with the code NicheMommy12 for $10 off. Check out the link on my blog (Don’t want to be spammy with links here!). Saludos!!
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    • Betty
      Reply Betty September 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      OOOOH! Thanks Dariela! I will be checking your blog for the info. Thanks!!!

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