just pictures today.
there is still Much to do.
but we wanted to leave a visual record of a most intriguing day before we get back to being Busy (and productive) once more….
here we go:
well that was a lovely afternoon and a long ride back.
thanks to Miss Vickie Lester and the Mister for the splendid tea interlude that happened in the middle of the afternoon….
and we did enjoy the deer crossing the road – did you spot them? (no, love, the giraffe were fake – we didn’t take a detour to the Zoo – not today – plus Zoo Drive is closed for some sort of Repairs – we did consider it).
apparently Deer symbolize Artemis, new Beginnings – and other enticing alluring adventures.
we always get a little reflective in motel rooms.
there’s no distraction (and no fancy furniture like in the ritzy places we stayed in during our tour of duty as a lady executive).
so it’s rather Monastic and peaceful (when one removes all patterned materials and pops them into the cupboards and unpacks a brown paper bag of delicious groceries and some real milk for the fridge – well, actually for the little coffee machine because we don’t do fake-milk-from-packets).
we had some work last night down here, not far from the Ocean, but over 100 miles south of where-we-live-in-Los-Angeles – a digital check-up actually (that was meant to be a link to our own site – not theirs – we relish protecting their privacy unless otherwise asked to do so in a more public relations type exercise – there’s something so deeply respectful about doing so). and while we smiled kindly and encouragingly at our Pupil as she chose font, theme, widgets, header treatments and wrote her first two blog posts and told the World she was now launching her OWN BUSINESS, we thought – “Oh! This isn’t really about digital – it’s about witnessing someone change their life!”
and that’s An Extremely Great Feeling.
fear around digital is generally panic at “what if they think I’m foolish and laugh at me?”
as someone who has been laughed at and told we were foolish (the actual words were designed to be more crushing as we recall) we could tell anyone that it really doesn’t matter.
what people say to us is all about Them (of course you knew that).
plus we get to be teamgloria. and that’s delicious.
as is pausing at the crossing as the Amtrak train Hoots and whooshes past and listening to Fleetwood Mac and enjoying the people walking home from work and stopping by the late farmers market to buy soft fruit and flowers.
we have a day of consulting on one of the projects that who-we-are-in-RL is working on until June and it’s possible that some of the people there read teamgloria (it’s not always easy to tell who they are) so – “hello!”
and yes, we’ll be wearing the pearls and shiny patent leather doctor martens as usual.