I live for fall colors. Something about the muted browns, fiery reds and oranges, in contrast with blue and gray skies, makes me feel the most alive.
Just a few snaps from my recent visit to Grand Traverse Commons, formerly known as the Traverse City State Hospital.
cat ladies are a special breed. once you find one, it opens the flood gates of memes and videos that bring sheer joy and comradery unlike most other connections.
last weekend started out ROUGH. i got up early to work at a craft show and it didn’t go all that well, and came home to some stuff that was totally harshing my mellow and that made me want to crawl into bed and never leave.
the last thing i wanted to do was to leave my house, but thankfully facebook reminded me that i was interested in attending the 15th Annual Michigan Lavender Festival. feeling particularly alone, i resolved myself that i might as well make the most of the last full day of the weekend by spending it by myself doing what i wanted to do. so, at 10am on Sunday, i packed up my car and drove three and a half hours across the state to attend the lavender festival. and i’m so glad i did.
Memorial Day Weekend in Michigan is a big deal. Pools and parks are opening, campgrounds are booked solid, and the traffic is a nightmare if you’re heading north. Which is exactly what we did mid-morning.
I was honored to have been able to attend the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit in Washington DC this past week. It was three days of education on the issue of malaria and the work of the Nothing But Nets program to defeat it for good. We also had the opportunity to lobby on Capitol Hill to advocate for the program and funding that is so desperately needed to continue NBN’s work.