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Hiking on Bevers Trail with Wild Flowers

July 6 – Monday –
–Many phone calls for Art Festival. Some good connections, some needing to call later. But got some things finalized. Chatted with another potential food vendor and the other new one. Both will apply quickly. Wrote the copy and downloaded images onto a CD for KRDO Sponsor TV ad.
–Walk to PO. Another replacement check, but no applications.
–Gathered things to take tomorrow on errand run for self and Festival.
–Facebook invite from Brian G. Johnson to a party at his new home later this month. Yes, I am going! Have a mysterious note about another event on my calendar. Ignore it.
–Kept working until almost time to go to meeting. Got asked if I wanted to be the artist of the month and give a talk tonight at 5:04 pm. NO! need more prep time.
–Key in front door would not release. Left it there.
–Walked in the rain to the meeting. Interesting proposals for ways to change the shop. One I am sure would mean we would be out of business in a year’s time. A couple interesting. But need to be aware that we can’t do anything that would require pulling a permit and most of these could.
–A member interested in doing security. Then an email reminder from another member of another person interested Tuesday. Will work it out to make it happen for less than a Security company would charge.
–Went to Keg with many members. Mentioned my lock challenge. Another member had just removed 5 deadbolts and would give me one to replace the problem one.

July 7 – Tuesday –
–Aine in the morning.
–Remembered festival phone calls I didn’t make yesterday.
–Called City Works person and he answered the phone. Resolved 5 issues in one phone call.
–Headed out to drive errands. Banks, Supplements, picked up a lock for front door, cream cheese, German bread bakery, etc. Post Office and drove past the burned building. So sad that a person destroyed people’s lives and killed pets over a personal disagreement that allowed her hurt emotions take over any bit of reason and not having the courage to face a change.
–Marketing meeting. Stats from the web site creators. Google loves us. Relevant content.
–Canceled Wednesday Hike due to rainy conditions.
–Webinar with Tony about T-shirt selling and a bit of creation info.
–Worked way late into the night on my Dream Journals. Updated and changed some images. Fixed some line problems. I think they are about ready to get reviewed. But if I use IngramSpark, need to learn how that process works.

July 8 – Wednesday –
–I slept late. Must have needed it.
–Call from Greek friend, back in town and new medical adventure to learn more.
–Confirmed possible hiking on Friday.
–Festival tasks galore. Working on the “If you don’t ask, the answer is always ‘no’, but if you do ask some times it is a ‘yes’ beyond your expectations” theory. Got some new prizes for the Art Festivals Free Drawing. The Security is now taken care of, a couple of parking issues resolved, the Festival FB header is updated with all the correct sponsors, a feeler out about some new & different advertising as a trade for booth space and the Group Booth is now being handled by someone other than me -not that I have ever overseen that, but it was headed that way this year.
–Got lost in getting some images to the PPB for the “Save the Date” Press release.
–Took care of a few personal things -bills, subscriptions, etc.
–Fixed dinner, but Mel didn’t get home.
–Changed the lock on the front door, but it just doesn’t seem quite right.
–Gonna go read IngramSpark info and see what Tony said in the Coloring Book Training about how to publish there.
–OK, it costs $49 per book to publish on IngramSparks. Plus to get distribution it costs another $12 per title. I think I am going to go with CreateSpace and test the waters for these types of books there. Played with writing on one page and drawing on the flip side with colored pencils using one of my proof copies of another book. Seems to not show thru too much on either side. Emailed Inner Circle Tony for some feedback.
–And need to add the idea of using colored pencils to draw with or crayons to the introductions pages of both journals.
–OK, once again on the computer past 11 pm. Time to close up shop . . .

July 9 – Thursday –
–Festival emails. Walk to PO. Food vendor app there.
–Sent emails to Italian Gallery re: Rusty. Saw Gwenn’s confirmation for doing Rusty Muffins and maybe lemon snowballs for the fund raiser.
–Checked my own emails. Tony confirmed I should use CreateSpace for Dream Journals to start.
–Drove to City Hall. Saw Shelley drive by. Went into Planning to get Flag placement approved, no fee. Walgreens for sunscreen on sale. Really good deal. Met w/ KCME new rep. Wanted a higher fee this year. Asked to see if could stay same as last year one more year.
–Stopped at Commonwheel to make copy of application & put in Food Vendor envelop for Deb. Found parking by garages. The Barricades have beem moved.
–Parked at home. Had ice cream bar for a snack.
–Walked in the drizzling rain to Inner Health for traded massage. Had an error on the one page I had made many corrections.
–Walked in drizzly rain to MAC for Creative District meeting. Very few in attendance. Worked towards mission statements of goals.
–When got home had the urge to go weed the garden. Didn’t change shoes or pants. Pulled up many weeds from the Tomato and Poppy beds. Very wet ground. Brought in lettuce and herbs for salad and egg & potato dinner.
–Will Mel on the porch after dinner watched hummingbirds at the feeder. There were 5 and mostly they shared as many as 4 at a time rather than fighting. It was raiing again.
–Fixed the Inner Health Module 6 pages and sent pdfs to KM.
–Looked at the new web site pages for the Festival. They are beautiful. Good job Robyn! Told her that by email. And then there is the chair decisions to buy for Festival and the basement . . . cushioned ones are in the mix. Not sure how they would work if it rained at the Festival . . .
–Wanted to look at the list building program I bought, but couldn’t find it on the NAMS account that the thank you page sent me to. Went into NAMS another way and didn’t see anything but my NAMS 13 replays. Wrote a support ticket.
–And now so tired, not getting anything else done tonight.

July 10 – Friday –
–Felt an urge to change our hiking destination. Called Shel and she agreed to a new adventure. Went off of Bevers Lane in Crystal Hills. Really glad we did.
–Great unusual flowers at the beginning. Rude looking Prairie Cornflowers delighted my hiking friend.

Cornflowers - Rude Flowers
–Cactus in full bloom in many colors.

Cactus in Bloom In Manitou Springs
–A very pretty delicate flower. A Mariposa close up.

Mariposa Close Up
–Check out my www.spiritrenewinghikes.com to see more photos.
–One of the best parts was we took an extra bit of walk down a hill to the pond. there were Dragonflies and Blue Needles mating and dancing around for us.

Mating Dragonflies
–Came home tried to take a short power nap. The phone rang twice. Hadn’t rung the whole time I was gone.
–Got the poster and postcard ready to print. Have to do pdfs with marks of the jpg images. Redid the back side of the postcard in Quark, as it was a pdf and I couldn’t convert into one with marks without redoing it. Look good. Thanks Kathy.
–Communicated about some other shop related things
–Chairs – cushions or no cushions, that is the big question.
–Mel showed up as I was fixing dinner. Added some rice & quinoa mix to the chicken and veggies and had a salad and it was plenty.

July 11 – Saturday –
–Headed off to the Farmers Market and errands relating to groceries.
–Worked most of the day on the 2 Dream Journals. Got them to a point I thought they were ready to be reviewed, so sent them off to CreateSpace. Immediately saw a typo that I will fix along with some other glitchy things.
–Fixed dinner using leftovers and a Salmon patty. Easy and tasty.
–Posted about the Dream Journals on FaceBook.

Turn a July Day Around

July 1 – Wednesday
–Checked Fest emails. Answered a couple. Checked other emails.
–Correen arrived early. Talked a bit about Coloring books and her secret “idea” that hasn’t been worked on yet. Walked down to Green Horse. Dar has a new puppy. So cute. Went to lunch with Sharon and Correen at Townhouse. Nice to sit in the sun.
–Back at house told the “Keith” story after showing her the Rockey book and talking more about coloring books.
–Tried to get marbled image, then a feather mandala into black and white line drawing. Neither worked. Give it up!
–Inner Circle meeting. More about what Tony is doing than any real training. Talked of things that won’t help me much.
–Mel fixed dinner.
–Now back on computer to get something accomplished.
Fireworks Movie 4th of July 2015
July 2 – Thursday – So many ways to turn a day around
–Woke to very grey skies. Called my hiking partner and she wasn’t into even a short hike. Weather forecast she heard was it would start raining early in the day. (Never did in Manitou.)
–Headed over to Post Office and to take the new Festival Storage Lock key to Commonwheel.
–Ran into a Creative District friend. She was walking the same direction. Wanted to find a gift for a friend going on a trip. And we talked about book writing. She didn’t find a gift at Commonwheel and I suggested she stop by my house to see the books I have published on CreateSpace.
–Looking at my Essential Oils book, she mentioned something about a specific oil good for keeping bugs away but that it smelled bad. I let her sniff Purification and she loved it! It keeps bugs away and has a bit of that one oil in it, but smells much more pleasant. I did have an unopened bottle and it was in her price range for a Bon Voyage gift for it turns out a mutual friend.
–She was interested in being a distributor for essential oils and I mentioned I had a half off voucher to sign up with. She took it and will do that in the next couple of days.
–Called a potential food vendor for the Art Festival. Caught him at a perfect time. He doesn’t have a gig on Labor Day Weekend. Had enjoyed doing the WineFest. Sent him an application. Sounds like we will have “gourmet” Cheese Steaks this year.
–Drove to the bank, forgot the new check. But deposited checks for me and Festival.
–Stopped at the small Farmer’s Market in Manitou Springs. Bought some colorful eggs, Kolorabi and radishes.
–Got home in time to catch a call from a member who can do Balloon Twisting on Saturday, the day the professional Balloon artist couldn’t. Replacing our long time balloon artist who moved away. So glad to still have this to offer for kids at the Festival.
–Had the urge to write up the note I want to send the people in Aweber that joined one of my lists long time ago. They will either stay or unsubscribe. Offering my revised version of “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen as a sign up bonus. Have go in and do some fixes, as it is related to Vivian Rice’s book on many pages. Easy to change.
–Worked on getting the Dream Journals closer to being ready to publish. Web site a little more figured out. Need to ask to be an affiliate with Hay House, but want it to look a bit more finished before putting in that request.

July 3 – Friday –
–Started out on Festival Tasks again. Got info to Balloon artist, worked on the flyer, & revised the Eco Requirement letters for artists and food vendors & sent to be proofed.
–Created a 3-up flyer to invite artsts to our show. (Forgot to add closed categories.)
–Long chat with the new Food Vendor. He might know one more to invite . . . and he is excited to be coming to ours this year.
–Walked to Commonwheel via the Post Office. One replacement check, no new apps. Made copies of bills, checking deposit and the flyer I made up for handing out at the Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival tomorrow. Got someone to go with me too! More fun that way.
–Hurried to Inner Health for Tune-up, but she was behind schedule already. We settled upon a date for my full massage owed and when to work on Module 7. Plus she had problems printing the Module 6. When I looked at that at home, many of the images were in the wrong file type, including some as bitmaps and TIFs. Fixed the 2 pages that were unreadable for her students.
–Chatted with tenants about becoming YL distributors using a $20 voucher and they want to do it. Heading out for a job interview and some other things, but will connect with me later this weekend.
–Put my new phone system on line. And a few other tasks I have been putting off done.
–Am I creating a “Swiss Army Knife” web site with Transformation Tools for Life? And that would be a bad idea? Or am I just making it more complicated than it needs to be? Something is holding me back from completing tasks to get the Dream Journals finalized and proofed.
–Did research on Dream Interpretation books on Hay House. Need an affilate link for this company as Amazon won’t pay me affiliate fees because I live in Colorado.
–Also looked into how to link to Tony Laidig programs. Discovered the link I thought went to PhotoShop Instante Expert went to a Jay Boyer program. So glad I tested it!

July 4 – Saturday –
–Went to America the Beautiful Park with Ace to solicit artists for Commonwheel’s Art Festival. Had a gate fee of $5. Took CC, so told him to charge 2 on CMWL Fest card. He charged just one, and I said I needed 2. Gave me the 2nd entry for free. Have value of getting $5 off Georgia O’Keefe show at FAC and beers that weekend. I don’t drink beer.
–Some good artists. Some disgruntled by the promises of the promoter of what the show would look like. Some may apply this year, some next year to Commonwheel.
–Heading home, message on my phone of “Smoke seen behind the Cliff House.” Scary. Later, message arson of a house on Cañon Ave. Not a good thing for Manitou.
–Got to the shop to work the 2nd shift. I sold 3 times what the morning person did.
–Noticed many young people came in tonight and so many tattoos. So much art on the bodies of some of them . . . mind boggling.
–Nervous about the fire so close. But no warning to leave nor did I smell smoke. Later find out a disgruntled girlfriend poured gasoline on the porch, blocked the door and set fire to a building that housed 4 families and had pets inside. Pets did die and people had to jump out of windows to escape. How can someone have so little respect of lives and property to do such a thing? And then set fire in a town that had barely escaped the Waldo Canyon Fire?!!
–Walked up to Mabel WilliePark and past it to sit on the side of the road for a perfect view of fireworks. Coreen came up and joined me. Tried to take movies on my camera.


Should have tried with the phone also, but just kept watching and enjoying the beauty. Stopped at Cupit’s on the way home. Never been in this house of hers. Nice. Helped a lost young barefoot girl get back to the B&B on Ruxton when I left.

Exhaustion Levels Around the House Are High

June 25 – Thursday
–And I did feel fine in the morning after the hike.
–Worked on Festival tasks.
–Got all the images for the Press Releases onto a Thumb Drive. Worked a bit more on the Short PR and the “Save the Date” to take to JC tomorrow.
–Called to find a new Balloon Twister for the Festival and got a good lead.
–Tried to turn the Shorter Dream Journal into a pdf and it came out huge still! How can a 3.3 MB file turn into a 970 MB file? Changed all the Tiff images into jpgs. Still a huge file.
–I had one heck of a time trying to pay for the Coloring Book class. Did it wrong, got a refund, and was informed I was using the wrong code and looking on the Inner Circle web site when should have been looking at the Facebook post for information. Got it.
–It had rained a bit, so didn’t water the gardens.
–As I was reading comics on the porch ADT Security called and I drove down to Commonwheel. A member was chatting in the street with his girl friend and friends. He had been in there and said he closed up properly. Didn’t offer to go in and reset the alarm. When I came out and told him it was the front door, didn’t seem to care. His girl friend then said, “You needed to get out for a walk anyway.” I had driven and been disturbed when resting by a phone call asking if they should send the Police. Not my idea of fun moment.
–Went home and worked late into the night on the SpiritRenewingHikes web site.

June 26 – Friday
–Sent out requests for food items for the Keep Rusty the Snowman in Manitou Springs.
—Asked the MAC and Chamber what food booths they had that we might ask to fill in at the Festival. Some good leads. Not gonna call them on Friday though.
–Did call the Balloon Twister who was at an event. Interested, but only can do 2 days.
–Walked to PO (Still now new applications.) and Commonwheel. Gave the Thumb drive to JC. The other person who gets Security calls was working the gallery. She hadn’t heard her phone last night and wondered about the call, but didn’t follow up on it.
–All day kept trying things to turn the Dream Journal file into one of reasonable size. All the PDFs files were huge. Looked at other books with more images and same amount of pages for clues. I even tried just the first few pages, no images and one week of recording pages. Still huge file! Then I wondered what would happen if I changed the lines that were done in Chalkduster
–While doing the PDF tests, got the rest of the Festival Booth images sized and onto a Thumb Drive to move to to my personal computer to work on WeVideo on a bigger screen in the near future.
–Email from PPB marketer asking to meet about Festival next Tuesday for lunch at Adams.
–Kitty Little’s owner paid a visit.

Little Kitty on the sofa

Showed him some squash plants he could take. And some Oregano and Catnip to grow in the greenhouse. Little was happy to see him, but then didn’t act too sad when he left. She is getting very spoiled at my house . . .
–Watered the Garden at 5pm.
–Changing Chalkduster font to Calibri Light for lines did the trick!!! Put the Tifs back in the 12 week Dream Journal with just 2 pages to journal in. Came out way under 100 MB and that will work for CreateSpace.
–Then decided to work on the 2 month Dream Journal and turned it into two almost complete 1month/5week Journals. I think they will hold up much better being shorter. Doing Volume 1, Volume 2, etc. with all different Cloud pictures. I might make them into TIFs also to print better if I can get away with larger files now that the text size if fixed.
–OK, not getting to bed very early, but heading off now just before 11pm.

June 27 – Saturday
–Got up at 6am for the all day webinar on creating Coloring Books for Adults. He will have to finish it up on Monday night for the Marketing piece. Lots of good info, too much for one day.
–When I took the cat litter to the trash, discovered that the Recycle Bin was filled with inappropriate items. Dirty empty Plant Plastic containers, dirty cardboard and even dead plants and just dirt! What was Mel thinking?!? (Learned later that she was very exhausted and just wasn’t paying attention.)
–On a break caught up with some Commonwheel queries regarding the Festival web site and an note from a potential applicant.
–Decided not to try to go to the Farmer’s Market on the Lunch Break which was only 50 minutes, not an hour.
–Really tired and couldn’t do much the end of the day, but went to clean up the Recycle bin and water the gardens. Dumped water onto the bush Mel had planted. Got a good soaking for it doing that. How to write a note that doesn’t cause her to take it the wrong way. Why am I stressing over that? She did something that makes no sense and I need to let her know I am not happy. Yet I am more worried about her taking it the wrong way? And is leaving a note make any sense? Will write it and if I don’t see her before I leave for Denver tomorrow, I will leave it for her to find. She actually has done this before, but not to this extent. And I have told her that dirty plastic plant containers are not appropriate to put in the recycle bin. This was way beyond that type of error to have been totally accidental. Dead plants and dirt certainly don’t go in a recycle bin.
–Tenant K was out at the same time watered their plants. I thought I had a short hose in the basement, but didn’t see one when I went to look. That would make watering the back plants easier than moving a hose from the front garden. Not sure why he just doesn’t fill a container and water the 2 Kale beds. And they may want to move to the front if we can find a sunnier place.
–Need to go to bed early tonight, barely able to stay awake to write this.

June 28 – Sunday
–Was really tired. Decided not to drive to the Farmer’s Market. Actually took a short nap after making that decision.
–Gathered books and put thing in my purse to drive to the 50th Anniversary party. Drank a coffee drink. Ate a light lunch.
–Was going to bring Fresh Sage and Oregano and maybe Spring Water. It started to rain and just didn’t have the energy to do this. Later glad I didn’t. The beautiful catering Barb did would have been lost in that energy.
–Picked up a card at Walgreens. Terrible traffic, but people let me in when I put on my turn signal and less traffic on 30th Street. Guess the race crowd was let out early due to the rain on the mountain.
–Then stop and go 10 mph traffic most of the way to Denver on I-25. Got to party just before 4:30 and saw Thos & his wife when they came in just after me. Realized we could have car-pooled and only one of us would have had to deal with driving slowly.

Ron & Dulcie Camp's 50th Anniversary
–Lots of good connections with past friends, great food, was a surprise to Ron & Dulcie. Very relaxed and good break from my business. Gave Jason a “Squirrel” book for Cooper, his son to read.
–Drive home much faster, but did hit some rain near Colorado Springs. Still, easier.
–Pretty much collapsed and headed to bed.

June 29 – Monday
–Festival Looked at being sure had all the correct logos for Poster & Postcard and for Web. Got info about the Brewery that will be doing the Beer this year.
–Set up Festival meeting date for the 15th and had a call from St. Francis asking if I had gotten a heart view that was suggested. Told her no, and that the person recommended for the Herniated Navel couldn’t see me for another year. Set up a new appointment with Dr. Reed to discuss other options.
–Figured out why I couldn’t read Thumb Drives from USB port. It was unplugged!! Fixed!
–Decided to use TransformationToolsForLife for marketing journals and coloring books and more. Really don’t want another web site domain. Will see how that works out.
–Tried scanning some things that could use for Source Images in Mandala Coloring books. My Feather mandala came in really crisp. May work better than photoing them. But how to get them into Black and White images that have just outlines in Black and get rid of the color sections need to work on that. Which is why I bought Perfect Effects Suite with the BW piece, then couldn’t use it.
–Marketing piece of Coloring Books watched for 2.5 hours.
–Dinner and “So You Think You Can Dance” for an hour.
–Bought Perfect Effects 9.5 only to learn my computer must be upgraded to OS 8 to work. Thought I had lost the version 8, but reinstalled it after some hassles.

June 30 – Tuesday
–Walk to PO & Commonwheel. Left Food Vendor info for Deb.
–Errands by car. Northstar Bank, then Lunch with PPB Karen. Always a lovely time. Gave her a Squirrel Book to share at the Paper. Ideas for where to take it: Poor Richard’s Bookstore. And have her do a review.
–Natural Grocers for herbs and Pea Protein. Left Coupons at Lans & met her daughter and 2 grandsons.
–Key made at Lowes & a flashlight to go to storage shed. Canned cat food for Little One. Small shopping at Costco. Forgot my list, forgot to get eggs!
–Dropped off Commonwheel’s donation for Fireworks at Fire Station.
–Almost forgot I was going to Coreen’s lecture. Started to sign into webinar, but phone rang & someone needing to park at my house for a meeting. Fine. And Lan was just down the street, so took her 6 Arcade coupons and a Squirrel Book to see if likes it and wants to buy one.
–Headed off to Cottonwood. Kinda hungry, ate Cherry Pie bar.
–The projector had a color problem. Everything was tinted pink. Interesting talk. Went to Poor Richards for after conversation, but they were closing. A new place had fish tacos that were divine! Good to have time for friends and conversation.

A week of Commonwheel Festival Focus

June 19 – Friday
–Walked to Commonwheel, then PO, then D’Vine Wine. Got a good prize from them again for the Art Festival prize drawing. Talked about the Rusty fundraiser being in a better, more high end attendee place than just a house concert. May get some wine.
–Picked up an envelop at CMWL in the Fest box, but was really for the Gallery. May invite him to apply to the Art Festival, grabbed the email.
–Called the “artist” who wanted to know if an Icon booth would be approved. I told him with what he was describing, didn’t sound like a fit, but needed to see images and go thru the jury process like anyone else. He got miffed and asked if I was cutting him off because “I am a Christian?” That made me realize I had given him more time than any late applicant and once again repeated I could not make a decision without the other 5 members of the jury looking at the work. He wanted to email images and I said no, need to send an application with both fees just like any other late applicant. And I ended the call with that concept.
–Drove to Dollar Store, Petco for Litter and Costco. Bought a new phone as can’t get this one to answer any more. Not good at this time of year.
–More cloud pictures.

Lovell Gulch Clouds


Lovell Gulch Clouds
–Art Walk around Manitou. The Tattoo neighbor was at the Italian Gallery. I was not in the mood for conversation. She did compliment the garden. I didn’t want to get involved with asking why the shop was closed. Said I was meeting someone and left.
–Nice shows everywhere. Conversation with old friends and a son of a past Commonwheeler at MAC.
–Home, short rest. Catching up with the last few days. Should do a post . . . and I did. Finished up May Posts in Life Upside Down-Write It.
–Did some good research on Journal Cover ideas on Amazon. Looked at titles and what people wrote about them and how many pages. Good research session!

June 20 – Saturday
–Farmer’s Market and stopped to get bread & pretzel rolls. Just enough cash.
–Eating lunch at noon time and just finished when the sharp back pain started. Stretched out and it went away. What the heck is this caused by?
–Worked the rest of the day on my Dream Journals. Shortened them both a lot! Just too many pages compared to other ones I researched last night.
–Watered the gardens at 5pm.
–Fixed Chicken and Steamed Chard for dinner and so I could have chicken for lunch on my long day at Commonwheel.

June 21 – Sunday
–11 long hours at Commonwheel with no cooling system working. At least I had a mid-shift who was very interactive with the people who came into the Gallery.
–Got some emails handled for self and Fest on down times.
–Also got some images prepped for a Fest Video on slow times.
–Came home and cooled on the front porch reading the Sunday paper.
–Did a MAP Coning and then to sleep.

June 22 – Monday
–Festival Tasks including finding receipts I had sent to Accounting and the report said “no receipt”. About an hour wasted finding and resending and printing them.
–Asked Marketing to post the extended call on print media. And I posted it a couple of places.
–Walked to PO. Still now new apps.
–Watered the gardens.
–Worked on Dream Journals. Finalized 2nd cover. Found some large images. Put small images in the journal that has very few cloud images.
–Walked to Commonwhee Board meeting. Not a Quorum. Have to have an email vote on what we discused and was motioned.
–Celebrate JCs birthday at the Keg. Listened to SK about how she lost the job she so loved and just had a short time and we had been so happy for her. Sounded like a disgruntle male had been looking for any small mistake she made to get her gone.
–At home did a bit more on the Dream Journals. Finished adding the large images.

June 23 – Tuesday
–Festival Tasks: Put the Festival jobs matched with members names to send out to them. Asked for some people to fill in jobs and looking for Security, etc.
–Walked to PO, no new applications. Dang!
–Met Chi in Memorial Park and looked at places for the Little Library to move to. It needs books!
–Walked to Chase Bank. Measured where a food truck could go on Old Mans Trail.
–City Hall to figure out permission to put up flags. Needed to talk to someone not there, she called later and will get me an email about yes.
–Parking Authority. Familiar person. Complicated to get permission to use the Mansions Park Parking area. Talk to Brad at City Works, who I need to talk to about barricades by garages on Lovers Lane in Commonwheel parking spaces.
–Took pictures of clouds and maybe got a good one of a “little brown bird” for kids book from Public Domain story I have.
–Connected with hiking partner for tomorrow’s hike.
–Tony Laidig Expert Media Show about “The Cost of Free” webinar. Ended talking about the Coloring Book all day class this Saturday. Can’t believe it starts at 7AM! And may miss the Farmers Market, unless I can do that in an hour break . . .
–I know what I will base my first coloring book on: MASKS! May include some of mine, but I bet I can find some awesome public domain -free- mask images to use.
–Gonna post some of this on this site tonight and work on finishing clouds into the Journal with the most cloud pictures.

June Is Bursting Out All Over

–June 1 – Monday.
–Got what I needed to talk about at the meeting written up. Revised what we need to talk to CMWL Landlord about written up.
–Looked at all the Fest Jobs and what needed to be still handled. Then forgot to bring the Job Sheet to the meeting.
–Emails – some images from one vendor that was missing images.
–Rause did send a short description for “Frog” book. It will work, but now can’t work on that until later this week.
–Walked to PO and got 3 more applications. Put them into CD for Joy. Later at the shop found about 10 more applications. Will have to put those in the excel and then images for Joy tomorrow.
1 hour of Proven Content listened to before the meeting and then finished up after the LOOP.
–Questions about if someone could still apply from Ace, said yes, but need to have the apps in the PO or at the shop by Friday, Saturday latest.
–Commonwheel monthly meeting got stuck on some points that just didn’t make sense to me.
–Going to have the Jury at my home. Got some help agreement from Jon to help PR with signs before the Festival.
–After meeting went to LOOP with Arlene, Sam, Nancy & Ace. Sam bought me a birthday drink. Nancy bought Nachos. Good girl conversation and some about Commonwheel Artist Co-op.

June 2 – Tuesday—-.
–Thought there was an Aine session, but next week.
–Green Webinar from Small Business Association, really all about loans.
–JC came at noon to get the FaceBook Permissions sorted out. Wasn’t simple, but we got it done.
–My “Discover the World of Squirrels” Book came. It looks great!

Discover the World of Squirrels on Amazon
–Someone in one of my groups had trouble with the bonus piece. And said I couldn’t say it was FREE, then ask for an email address to get it. That doesn’t seem right. But there is a problem with how it looks on Safari. Will really have to check this out soon.
–Stamped checks from jury and took them to Chase and checked the PO. 1 more application
–2pm the Chamber Marketing Task Force Meeting.
–Transfered cash to HGB from Fantafaces because my Fest Coord check wasn’t at the shop and Accountant hadn’t told me when it would be.
–Greek friend was at my house as I was leaving, walked to CMWL as she was headed to Rockey’s. Gave me a box of Organic Saltines. Always feeding me.
–Met with Richard and Nancy. Went into the basement and discussed what needed to be done. He really wants to get it done right and soon. Has person to do the concrete and someone to do the rest to meet with tomorrow.
–My check was in my box. Still no message from accountant. Frustrating.
–Swamp Cooler has died. It is our responsibility. We own it. Expensive to replace and probably not fixable.
–Walked back to house and was late for the Laidig webinar. Seems like he had been talking about other things and just got to the focus on “Favorite Plugins” when I got there.
–Shell had wanted to hike today, but suggested Wednesday would work better for me, so set that up.
–How many meetings/webinars can a person have in a day?
–Got all the images to Joy from Monday’s applications earlier. She tried to send a PowerPoint to Fest email, wouldn’t go thru. Had her send it to the Fest gmail and it worked.
–Inputted all the rest of the data from the apps.

June 3 – Wednesday
–Woke with a good vision of how I will do the Jury Set-up on Monday.
–Took time to get ready for the hike.
–Stopped at both banks with Fest and my deposits.
–Cheyenne Canyon hike. I should post more images on my Spirit Renewing Hikes blog, maybe next hike . . .

Cheyenne Canyon Waterfall

Hot, but not too bad. Lots of water running there. Great waterfall pictures.

Cheyenne Canyon Waterfall

Got some really good cloud photos. Maybe one will be a cover shot for the Dream Journal.

Clouds for Dream Journal

Clouds for Dream Journal–Picked up another Fest App at the PO on the way home.
–First Session of the Tony Laidig Inner Circle. Ended at 8:45pm. Lots of information. Really need to figure out how to monetize what I do have. Some really good ideas.

–Went out to test the watering system as it had been hot and wanted to water some sections of the garden. Really hard to turn on the valves. But got them.

–A couple of Poppies bloomed. Hope I didn’t tear up others that might have bloomed. Then saw others that were very dead still in the garden. Will enjoy the few that bloom.

-Took photos of Iris.

Beautiful Iris in Manitou SpringsSo really beautiful. Tried with a brown cloth covered board behind some.

Beautiful Iris in Manitou Springs

 Really hard to hold onto, but may have worked for a few photos

–Catching up with this journal and will download photos to end the night.

Beautiful Purple Iris in Manitou Springs

–Maybe do a post on Facebook.

June 4 – Thursday
–Stray Grey kitty in the back. Gave him/her some food. Little One had a “hissy fit” on the other side of the window.
–Set appointment dates for working on Module 5 of Craniosacral Course with Inner Health and scheduled my Inner Heath Tune-up tomorrow.
–Emailed my first Inner Circle Question regarding the concept of Free, but ask for email addresses with all the webinars about what the FTC is cracking down on. TL thought what we are all doing with bonuses in books is just fine. Still, need to check it out and be sure how I word it and if it needs to change at all. And the person who started this concern listened to JJFast webinar and backed off a bit too.
–PowerPoints came in, but she wanted to do some as pdfs as too large to send. I suggested break them into 2 parts for the larger ones. Worked great.
–Couldn’t get the projector to work with the Fest Computer. The other computer doesn’t have PowerPoint on it and won’t connect to the Internet.
–Called MacSuper Store and they have the connector I need. Decided to drive there with both machines. Good thing I did. First clerk tried to get me out the door with a connector that looked like the one that didn’t work last year. Waited until Lee was finished with another customer. Tried a few connectors and got it to work with a different one than first given to me.
–Stopped at Commonwheel and straightened out my masks. Left the old computer there. The person who made copies for me folded the original for the legal sized one that I needed more copies made.
–Stopped at Staples and ordered the Deposit Only Stamp, got more copies made and found 2 plastic storage boxes with handles to replace the broken ones for Festival.
–Got some more canned cat food for Little One.
–Took photos of clouds on my iPhone. Gotta figure out iCloud to share someday soon!
–Worked on the Jury sheet and sent email asking what people wanted for food on Monday for the jury session. Have food challenges: Gluten-free, no chocolate and I have no coffee maker . . .
–Module 6 of Proven Content with Tony Laidig went until almost 8pm. 3 hours!
–Watered the garden and took more pictures of the Iris.
–Worked on setting up the Jury Sheet with all the Artist Data . . . still have to check PO a few more times to be sure I have everyone on there and in PowerPoints.
–Downloaded more of the PowerPoints and emailed to be sure I have all that she sent and am awaiting a few more categories.
–And then there is email checking, posting on FaceBook (my Squirrel Book cover) and other communications I needed to do.
Will post a few more days of May on LifeUpsideDown-WriteIt – this blog.

June 5 – Friday
–Walked to PO, got last apps. Put all the data in the spreadsheet and finalized the Jury sheets. Printed them out. Filed what needed to be filed. Sorted out checks to deposit.
–Decided I could not volunteer to help at WineFest on Saturday.
–Walked to Tune-Up and took some more Iris pictures.
–My favorite stealth proofer handed me my Squirrel Book back that needed some fixes. Mostly “grey” and “gray” mixed up. And some mis-spellings of course.
–This guy that got my book still hadn’t gotten the Bonus. Emailed telling him I had to make corrections on the Book and would send him the Bonus tomorrow.
Went to Celebration of Environmental Day at Seeds. Really nice food. Won 2 tickets to a MAT performance. Think I’ll share them with my stealth proofer.
–Connected with someone at the Community College about Sustainability. Hope to have coffee with him next week.
–Driving home, sheets of rain made it a scary drive home. Safe!
–People saw my letter to the editor in the Indy and liked it. Self-promotion relating to Nicole’s article about MeadowGrass and recycling. (I got lots of positive feedback from this letter to the editor for the next couple of weeks.)
–Posted about book yesterday, now had to admit it was delayed.

June 6 – Saturday
–Quick trip to the Farmer’s Market. Not much local produce. Some asparagus, organic strawberries, and some peppers from California.
–Cleaned up parts of the kitchen, my office, living room and took coats upstairs.
–Walked to PO and no apps were there.
–Fixed the mistakes in both books.
–Did some changes on the web site and aWeber. Added a follow up email sending them to get the book on the web site. Too big of a file to just send off. Really need to understand Redirecting better and get the plugin to do it.
–Updated Socrates on HieroGraphics Books site. Maybe that will fix the problem the critic guy had.
–Sent the bonus to the critic guy. He liked it. But thinks the pictures are fuzzy. Had tried to add an affect to make them more like a children’s book illustration. Gonna leave them like that.
–Uploaded to Kindle. Still going to wait a day to republish the Paperback version. Changed some spacing on it. Want to make sure I like the new look.
–Really want to go work in my studio for at least an hour or more. Got a Calico Cat Crown and a magenta Queen Fantafaces created.
–So glad it did not rain on the WineFest!

June 7 – Sunday
–Major Multi-tasking day.
–Mel did some housecleaning. I moved some items. Put a cooler with ice packs in my car to go shopping.
–Stopped at CMWL to make copies, drop off newspapers and . Parking space in the back by garages! Score! One more application was in the Festival box.
–Shopworker was having trouble, as always when I come in it seems. Shipping and was about to charge way too little. Then had both the shipping items & the not shipped items on one receipt. Sort of worked. But I couldn’t check my inventory.
–Staples for the Check Stamp and scored $0.50 of large paperclips & small clips.
–Kings for most of the jury groceries. Ran into Marcy M and had a positive chat about the Park and our town. Worried about the public restrooms not being cared for properly. Mostly at Soda Springs Park.
–Dollar Store, then Safeway and I bought some wine, in case we want to have a drink at the end of the day.
–Mel & Don had bought me lasagne from Adams when they had dinner last night. Made a quick lunch and dinner for me tonight. Added asparagus for dinner, the roll for lunch.
–Got the last app into the system. Too late for the print outs.
–Did some reformatting of the CreateSpace version of the Squirrel Book. Added a photo and changed how some pages were laid out. Sent it off to be approved.
–Printed out the 2 versions of the park layout with booths. Probably just use the same one we have used for years. Wanted one more look at it with the numbers in place.
–Watched the Tonys as I put up material on windows to block sun tomorrow. And a white cloth on a wall for the screen. Tested the projector again. Need help tomorrow to get it set up.
–Update Parish Gap’s performance dates and the Socrates Theme. Had some errors on the site. Checked it against the Facebook calendar. Not sure how that happened.
–Was hoping to get to bed early for my early morning rise for the Festival jury . . .