Got up, made lunches, got kids off to school, went to Nathan's school for his schedule-planning meeting, took Haley's lunch money in, went to Walmart (where I learned the hard way to NEVER go to Walmart on a Tuesday, as it is double coupon day...I didn't even have one little tiny coupon), went to Old Navy, went to B+N, went to Archiver's, raced home to put everything away, scarfed some toast for lunch, went to work (where I got to sit in on a writing workshop hosted by Terry Tempest Williams which shall merit its very own post), came home and picked up Kendell, went to dinner with some of his work friends, went back to the library to get my copy of Refuge signed by T.T. Williams, went to Hobby Lobby to get some cardstock (my contribution to Kaleb's Valentine's Day party tomorrow), picked up In 'n Out for the kids, dropped the food off and then did some Valentunes order pick ups for Haley, came home and got everyone in bed, started a load of laundry, worked on a scrapbooking deadline, hung up the damp clothes, finished Kaleb's Valentine's Day box, and then (finally! and at a very late hour!) went to bed.
Which is sort of how all of my days have gone lately. And which is why I'm oh-so-late at actually sitting down to tell you about this BP class that you can win a seat in:
Angie Lucas (the instructor) is one of my favorite people in the scrapbooking world, because she's smart and funny and creative and she cares about words. And please: don't get caught up in the S word. You would like this class if you're a blogger, too. Or if you write in a journal. There's no rule that says you have to get all cutesty on me! Here is the info about the class:
Who's teaching this class? Hi, I'm Angie Lucas, word nerd extraordinaire, and I'll be your Grammar-Free Journaling instructor.
Is "grammar-free journaling" a thing, or did Angie Lucas make it up? Okay, okay, I made it up. The idea is to tell truly compelling stories in creative new formats using the fewest words possible—and to stress less about paragraph flow, sentence structure, transitions, and the rules of writing. What does Angie Lucas have against grammar? Absolutely nothing! I'm willing to bet that I love grammar even more than you do. But just in case you don't like it, I'll show you 12 useful strategies for skipping the grammar altogether.
Who is this "Angie Lucas" anyway? I'm the new Editorial Director at Big Picture Classes, a professional writer and editor since 1998, the founder of Ella Publishing Co., the former managing editor at Simple Scrapbooks magazine, and an average pianist (which is not at all relevant to this workshop).
Just leave me a comment telling me how your Tuesday went, and I'll draw a winner in the morning.
Which is good because the class starts tomorrow!