Wednesday, March 31, 2021

WOYWW #617

 Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed! 

The last day of March! It seemed like a long month. Waiting for vaccines...and waiting...I'm very happy for all of you who have been vaccinated! the more the merrier! Someday our turn will come too...

Anyway, here is my desk today, I didn't do a lot this week, just working to get my BUJO ready enough to work in starting tomorrow!

And here is my first week in my BUJO. I have lots of tracker pages to do as well, so I will be busy today!

A funny (now) story. I was working on my BUJO at my downstairs desk, coffee cup to my left, and the cats are chasing each other as they often do in the mornings. Inky jumped up on the desk to get to the hammock, but her right hind leg went straight into my cup of coffee! It was a shock for both of us! Coffee everywhere! Luckily the cup didn't tip over, but coffee on the cat, the window, my BUJO, the table...I quickly dried off Inky's leg, then the window, then ran upstairs with my BUJO to the hair dryer. I had to dry almost every page. The edges of most of the pages had been affected. The worst, of course was the page I was working on, the one above. Luckily I hadn't added the large sticker that covers the left side, so the sticker is covering a big coffee stain, but on the right side you can see some damage covered up by the leaf stamp. Something to remember when I look at my BUJO in the future! I will be more careful with my coffee from now on...

Well, that's it for me today, short and sweet. Both cats are outside frolicking in the rain, they are spending more time outside now that the weather is nicer, but they will get a big shock tomorrow - Snow is predicted!

Happy Easter, don't eat too much chocolate - what am I saying! INDULGE!!!! Have a great week, get you jab if you can, and stay safe! Mittsy and Inky would say "meow" if they were with me, but they are having too much fun. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WOYWW #616

 Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed! 

Hello! Such a glorious few days we've had here, sunshine and warm weather, we can even have our "wine time" on the porch! But I'm sure it can't last, we will get blasted with more winter as we usually do!

Here is my main desk today:

My TV, sadly, is on the fritz and I'm really missing it. It helps to have one part of my mind paying attention to the blather on the TV, and it allows the creative part of my mind to work. I've really noticed how much more I have to "think" about what I'm doing since the TV has been down.

But, regardless, I did make my April Calendar page for my Bullet Journal,

And I made this postcard for my Foster Child in Haiti. She's 13, so I think she will like it!

There will be a lot of Lavinia this month as I have lots of places in my BUJO for art! Unfortunately I'm not using the fabulous papers that they have, just my sticker paper which is rather porous. But I'm having fun and learning, regardless!

Mittsy is still enjoying her cat TV and asks for it everyday!

And we were blessed this week with a flower from our Hibiscus!

It only lasts one day, but there is another on on the way!

 Wishing all of you a lovely week, hoping that you have had or will be getting your jabs (I'm on a list, anyway! Just waiting for a call). Inky and Mittsy say "meow!"

(I want to put this on my craft room door!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

WOYWW #615

 Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Living in a University town, St. Patrick's Day in the past was absolutely crazy. The downtown streets were literally packed with beer drinking students wearing silly hats and drunk by lunchtime. It was scary driving down the streets because you were driving though a wave of people who parted as you drove through. This year that definitely didn't happen, and since all the parties took place on the weekend and were fined if there were over 5 people, it was a pretty quiet year. I'm thinking next year they will make up for it. 

So, onto my desks today. Here is my craft room desk

And my BUJO desk

My Christmas Gift Card was spent yesterday! My April BUJO is Fairies and Fantasy themed

I made 2 "Mandala" style pages last week in my art journal. I was inspired by one of our own, Sue Renshaw, who makes gorgeous mandalas. I came across a set of Jane Davenport stamps that looked like it could be made into a kind of mandala, so I tried it!

When I started these pages I had no idea what I was going to do, so I glued on some scrapbooking paper, stenciled over it with triangles, then found these stamps. I used markers to colour, and you can see the stenciled triangles peeking through the black. I stamped the eyes onto sticker paper, coloured them and stuck them on.

Vaccines are happening all around me! People 80+ can get vaccinated, and people 60-65, but not us 65-80 yet. Craziness! Many of my younger friends are vaccinated. Hopefully our turn will come soon. 

I will be thinking of Shaz on Friday, as her family says good-bye on last time. Goodbye but not forgotten, Shaz.

Well, that's it for me. It's s-l-o-w-l-y warming up here, the snow is receding, but realistically our date for no more below zero nights is May 24th. So it will be awhile, and we could possibly get snowed on again!

Here is Mittsy after less than 5 minutes outside this morning...

And now she's conked out in the hammock on my desk! (Inky's still outside)

Have a wonderful week, the kitties say "meow"!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

WOYWW #614

 Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed! 

Good morning/afternoon/evening! I hope everyone is well and in good spirits. Today is the first day our temperatures have gone above 0°C in a long time! Hopefully it means we are on our way to Spring. But there is still a good chance we have a couple more snowstorms in our future.

Anyway, here is my #1 desk this morning:

And #2 desk

Last week I challenged you to guess where I got the base for my are two more I made this week:

side 1

flipped to side 2

And here is where I got the bases! I just couldn't continue to throw these perfect pieces away every time I opened a tissue box!

Some of you were interested in how I do my menu planning in my BUJO, here it is. I worked for a very long time on this, tweaking and changing things. I started with putting everything on colour coded post-it strips, but that just became insane - I have so many recipes I like! So I switched to writing my menus in pencil, and I erase them every month. And I choose my meals from the 3x5 cards.

That's it for menu planning. I have photocopied the pages to add to my next BUJO so I don't have to do it all again by hand! It seems to be working for me so far...

And here, last but not least, Mittsy in the window wanting in, but just before I took this photo Inky was right there playing with Mittsy through the window. It was so funny! 

Mittsy asks for this! She loves it! Especially the mice...

So that's it for us, I hope everyone has a lovely week, and the kitties say "meow!"

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

WOYWW #613

  Another Wednesday, time to peek at each others desks and projects! If you want to know what WOYWW is, just go to  and all will be revealed! 

Hello everyone! I hope you are all safe and warm, and getting your jabs! We are no where near getting ours yet, even my 90 year old step-father hasn't gotten his. But we have been promised it will start March 15, but for the likes of us over 60's...probably not until June! Crazy!

Anyway, I think I forgot to post the look out my window for February, but here is March:

Still lots of snow!

And here is my desk in the chilly room

And the warmer room - working on my meal planning for next week

I have been doing some art this week, which is nice. My cold room is slightly warming up...
I made a book mark - do you know what I used for the base?

and some ATCs from the masterboard I made last week, and Tim Holtz words

Here are my last two pages of my March Bujo:

I have also finally figured out my Meal Planning pages, which I will post next week if anyone is interested.

Can you help?

I have been having trouble sleeping lately, mostly due to hubby's snoring, and I've been experimenting with earplugs. I get my best sleep with earplugs. I started using the cheap foam ones which worked well, but after a few days my ears started itching and hurting because they were too big. So I ordered some smaller plastic/silicone earplugs for small ears, which worked great the first two nights, but now drive me crazy with the itching. I couldn't wear them last night, I had to take them out. Has anyone else had experience with ear plugs at night that you could share with me? TIA!

I'm sure you are wondering what Inky and Mittsy are up to...Inky as you saw is sleeping under her hammock at the moment. Here is where Mittsy was this morning...
This window looks onto the backyard, Mittsy's favourite playground. She wants so badly to get back outside!

Anyway that's it for us today, have a wonderful week, Inky and Mittsy say "meow!"