Friday, June 23, 2006

Summer has arrived in the Southland

Whew, I'm 'bout have dead I think! We are absolutely road foundered from all the baseball games we have been going to of late. That is pretty much where I have been spending 80 percent of my time. I think I have cooked 2 meals in my kitchen in the last 2 weeks. Otherwise it has been take out or frozen whatever out of the freezer. It is tough when you have traveling games and you have to go out of town. That adds hours to your day for sure!! Last week was KILLER hot and this old gal just about had a melt down. Then, by the time we do the round of ball, our yard work is behind and it takes us 2 days to catch up and do all of that because we have to mow and weed-eat an acre front and back. Needless to say, that I'm pretty pooped and I spend a whole lot of my daytime hours napping and recovering under the a/c and a lot of my evening hours after we finally get home from the ballfield, playing catch up on laundry and hitting the high spots in the house the best I can.

Anyway, I have a bit of interesting news I would like to share. Today in the mail I got the greatest gift! Some weeks ago I was browsing around the net and somehow stumbled upon Kathy Ireland's website. Well, besides being a supermodel,clothing designer, home decorating designer and all that retail stuff, Ms. Ireland is also a woman's advocate. Did you know that Ms. Ireland is an inspirational woman's speaker and also promotes supporting fair trade with 3rd world developing countries, specifically with woman run businesses? Well I didn't either! So I wrote a short note to Ms. Ireland and I told her how much I appreciated her work and supported her cause and told her that I too supported fair trade and tried to buy fair trade product whenever I could in my soap making business when I buy supplies. Well, I was very surprised to get a reply back from Ms. Ireland. And today, in my mailbox I received a personally autographed (in felt tip marker so it isn't a stamp) book that Ms. Ireland wrote entitled "Powerful Inspirations - Eight Lessons That Will Change Your Life" inside she wrote, "To Lisa, Thank you for your kind words & encouragement. God Bless you. Kathy Ireland" Well you could have knocked my over with the proverbial feather. I have always thought that she was very beautiful and wellspoken, but that she took the time to send me a book with an inscription. Holy wow! On the first page I read, was a bible verse. It just so happens to be one of my very favorite verses Proverbs 3:5; Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. I used to have a picture with that inscription on it years ago. That particular verse really means alot to me and I was quite surprised to find it right off the bat in her book. Somehow I have a feeling that this book will be very meaningful for me. I don't like to write alot about religion or my faith, but right now I really think that God is working through and with me. Too much is guiding me right now for it now to be so.

There is a new fiber magazine coming out on-line. The first issue is due out in July. The magazine is called Fiber Femmes.
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  • Anyway, the editor has asked ME, to write an article for her for the upcoming SEPT/OCT issue. AND if she and I are happy with the article, I may write articles for this magazine on a continuing basis IF I can continue to think of things to write about and contribute to the fiber world. I am very excited about this and very apprehensive at the same time. I have always had the dream of becoming a writer and being published. This could and is the very first step in that direction. Whoooo- go me!


    twig said...

    Wow, how exciting! The writing opportunity and the book you received!

    Anonymous said...

    I saw Kathy's book Powerful Inspirations on the Oprah's Books. I click on her section and Kathy had given away all this furniture fron her brand to a lady whos house burned down. It was very touching.