It’s amazing to me how fast this summer is going. I had lots of time to blog the first few days of our trip, but once we arrived at Adam and Sarah’s we were too busy, and it has seemed that way here, too, since we got home. We had a great time in Atlanta. Matt flew in on Thursday and on Friday was fitted for new golf clubs (his February birthday gift, and part of next Christmas as well!) and the three of us spent a VERY hot afternoon at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Tracy, Sarah, and I were at the ABG two years ago for a Chihuly glass exhibit. His work was amazing, and one of his glass sculptures is still in a fountain there. This year the exhibit was of Niki De Saint Phalle’s sculptures. So different, but fun. It was good to get some more practice with the Digital Rebel as well. I uploaded a bunch of new photos from the ABG as well as the Atlanta Aquarium in the Photo a Day weblog on the sidebar. Took so many pictures on the trip, but haven’t had either camera out since we returned.
Matt, Tracy and I visited Ikea on Saturday. The big purchase for us was a CD tower for my study. It fit the tiny space between my bookshelves and the door in my study, and I was able to organize not only my CD’s but also the ones in the living room. We picked up a couple of stools for Sarah and Adam’s kitchen and replaced Adam’s plant that had scorched (or been overwatered) on the patio. Then all five of us went to the new Georgia Aquarium. Tracy and I had been there in April, but it was almost as much fun this time. (It was a lot more crowded this summer than it was in April.)
It’s been a busy week here: unpacking, organizing (more below), working on school work with my fifth grade colleagues, scrapping with a friend, and working on a variety of projects.
So organizing. . . Today I was looking through the latest Scrapbooks, etc. magazine and saw a layout where someone listed organizing as a hobby. I was SO glad to read that. Now I don’t have to feel guilty again. This week’s project was to reorganize my stash of paper for scrapbooking: carstock by color and patterned paper by manufacturer, and then put in alphabetical order. I weeded out a lot of stuff I bought early on to give to a friend, and when I’ve needed paper this week for projects, I’ve known just what I have and where it is. So nice to know I have a “new” hobby.