I'll start at the beginning.
I hate water.
Regular water, I mean. Like the stuff that comes out of the tap or (shudder) plastic bottles. I am not really sure why I hate it, but my sister hates it too, so I'm going to throw a poker chip on the "it's genetic" square.
It just completely grosses me out.
Maybe it's because I drank boiling hot hose water when it was 8,000 degrees in the summer when I was little.
Maybe it's because most of my life, "water" has come in the form of "tea," which is just fine by me.
Maybe it's because in Texas, you go NOWHERE without a huge iced beverage in your hand (or you'll die before you get down the driveway), and so my water intake came mostly from ice, which I love.
Or maybe it's a gene.
Whatever the reason, I loathe it, and I now drink my water only bubbled. I've always loved club soda, and for years, I've had probably 6-8 cans of LaCroix per day.
This is how I stumbled upon my genius workout plan.
Every day, at some point, I wander away from my office, with my LaCroix in my hand, like a good Texan, and I see something shiny and put the can down. If the shiny thing is a book, then it's in the bookcase. If the shiny thing is is my card catalog, maybe it's on top of my card catalog. If I'm turning the radio on, maybe it's by the radio. THEN, I spend the next ten minutes wandering around like a thirsty zombie, trying to figure out where I left the danged can. Sometimes I give up and get another one and then find it later. Either way, think how many steps you can get in just searching for your beverage! I think it's a million dollar idea.
While I wait for my million dollars, I am creating things. Today, I'm bringing you two cards and a video inspired by the GENIUS that is Maureen Wong - MISTI expert - for adding selective details back to a no-line coloring image. I REALLY had fun doing this. I LOVE no-line coloring, but I used to be endlessly frustrated by trying to add facial details back to images with just a pen - my people and animals always looked like serial killers and never looked as good as the original facial details of the stamp image. You'll see what I mean. Enjoy.
Click here to play along (no time limit). The stamp set (Lean on Me) is retired, but the greeting is from Lovely, Amazing You, which is available now!
Enjoy the video - if you don't see a player below, here's the direct link.