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English Muse: R&R

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Hello my dears, Happy Tuesday afternoon. It's so nice to be posting here at 3:37 p.m. on my own schedule -- away from the 9 - 5 work grind. I've been getting a little R&R -- long naps, long walks, long baths, making delicious salads for lunch, savoring magazines. I have been working a bit, too, on a new blog which I hope to debut soon. I'm doing this one on, which is definitely outside the comfortable ease that I feel on Blogger.

It's exciting though. I think I've finally settled on a header (which is the most important part, right?). I'm so thankful for these blogging platforms. It's the democratization of publishing (and design). You don't need a printing press to believe that what you say matters.

Can't wait to show you! Maybe next week. Also, I'm working a new blogroll for The English Muse. Please email me if you want to be included. Email me anyway. I'd love to hear from you. Here: englishmuse (at) yahoo (dot) com.



(Photo by Rodney Smith, again)


Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

T! That's so exciting!! I can't wait to feast my eyes on this new's a collaboration with Daydream Lily? I think I read that on your profile somewhere...? I hope you're doing well...Oh, I sent you an email yesterday about changing the artist's last name {it's Hirik, not Kirik}- when you get a chance, thanks so much. I LOVE her...she's an amazing talent and spirit.

October 27, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

that picture is so peaceful...

October 27, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger The Pocket Stylist said...

I can't wait to see the new work. YOur blog is fab glad I came across it.

October 27, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Looking forward to your new blog and the inspiration sure to follow...
Take care, Laura @ 52Flea

October 27, 2009 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger kelly ann said...

oooo i can't wait to see the new blog!
i'm sure it will fabulous!

October 27, 2009 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

can't wait to see the new blog! awe, some R&R is simply irreplaceable isn't it?

October 27, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Adriana said...

Dearest Tina -
It's nice to hear you're giving yourself alot of 'you' time. Can't wait to see the new blog :)

October 28, 2009 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger nath said...

hey Tina,

that all sounds like the best medicine. i'm looking forward to seeing the fruits of your new independent labour.

come and see me soon, i miss the odd comment from you.

October 28, 2009 at 2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soso looking forward to see more wonderful posts from you :)
- and keep on with R&Rs. I'll join :)

October 28, 2009 at 2:49 AM  
Blogger BakerGirl said...

Tina, so glad your taking it easy! Cannot wait to see the new blog! Everything you do is super classy and cute.

October 28, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Cathi said...

looking forward to your new blog...have a wonderful day!

October 28, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Bobbin Talk said...

I think you found the best medicine! Work and create your own beautiful world! :)

October 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Glad you are enjoying some R&R...can't wait to see the new blog!

:) Jaime

October 28, 2009 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Tina Tarnoff said...

I'm eager to see your new baby, how exciting! wishing you a lovely day today, tina! xoxo

October 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Hey English Muse! I need to set up a new header as well for my blog but I don't know how to change from the standard blogger title and subtitle to my own horizontal header. Any tips?

Enjoy the special "me" time. xxx LZ

October 28, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger ...Seyma... said...

wow!! can't wait to see your new blog dear.. sounds soooo exciting!!

October 28, 2009 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger ...Seyma... said...

tw: what is a blogroll??

October 28, 2009 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Red Lipstick Style said...

I'd love to be included in your blog roll. Glad that you are taking some R&R.

October 28, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger the real mia said...

This photo is amazing and your r&r sounds lovely.

Just days before I read about your leaving the Times, I was informed that I wouldn't have a teaching position at Cal State Northridge in the Spring. The worst part is that our paychecks were already cut this fall but we're being "asked" to do the same workload as before. Now it's almost impossible to keep my moral up while I get through this last semester there.

October 28, 2009 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger trishiekoh said...

Hello there! I would love to swap links with you...

October 28, 2009 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Melissa Blake said...

Lovely photo! Looking forward to the new blog!

October 29, 2009 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger Penney said...

I'm excited to see your new blog Tina!! Really glad to know you're taking time.. It's the best medicine!!

I'll follow you anywhere!!

Have a super day!!

xo, Penney

October 29, 2009 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger kbd said...

wow, I just found your blog today and feel like I have a new friend! I would love to swap blogroll privileges with you...

October 29, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

I'm glad you are taking good care of yourself. I look forward to the new blog!

October 31, 2009 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Selma said...

You are daily inspiration to me. :) Yes. Looking forward to seeing the new blog! :)

November 1, 2009 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger anna and the ring said...

Oh the excitement. Cannot wait. You are truly inspirational.

P.S. I would love to be the woman in that picture!

November 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Tina! I'm just catching up from a long absence from the English Muse. I had a laptop change over and am finally re-discovering lost bookmarks. Happy to be back! I hope you are doing well. Looking forward to your new wordpress project. That's my blog server and I've really like it. Have a lovely weekend!

November 12, 2009 at 9:24 PM  

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