I'm here, I'm here!

Hello! I'm really sorry I've been quiet!  I'm still here!  Word Wednesday will be back next week.

It is peak season at my job and wow, it feels like every minute of my day is already allocated elsewhere.  It's a great problem to have, but I'm sorry I haven't been able to be as active here as I intend to.  Thank you for hanging in there with me!

It's  Rose Festival time in Portland and from now through the end of fall, there is always some awesome event happening in Portland. This weekend, I will actually stay in a hotel in downtown portland, with a few coworkers, so that we can wake up bright and early and set up the merchandise tent for one of the Rose Festival events.  We practically work sun up to sun down, but we have a blast! I'm usually working quite hard but I will try to sneak away for a few breaks to snap some pictures and share with you.

Speaking of pictures, are you on Instagram?   It took some encouragement but I'm now on Instagram.  Well, actually - The Blogcademy headmistresses pretty much insisted that we couldn't leave class unless we set up an Instagram account. I'm so glad they made this suggestion. I'm having so much fun. (Now, i just need to implement the other things I learned in class. It'll happen! I'll make it.)  Anyway, you can find me on Instagram as missellanea.  I'd love to follow you too!

I cracked myself up the other day while I was on my walk and stopping to take pictures of practically every flower I encountered. I wasn't covering much ground but I sure found a lot of pretty flowers!  The old saying could now be changed to "Take time to stop and Instagram the roses."  I don't care if you're smelling the roses, or instagramming them...I just hope you're getting a moment to pause and enjoy this beautiful world around us.  No matter how busy I get, I still make time to connect with nature in some little way. I've found it is critical to my well being.

Thank you again!  I just didn't want you to worry about me! I assure you I'm here and very excited to get serious with you, and this blog.

I'd love to follow you on Instagram. You can follow me - missellanea.