Let’s sit down in the library and chat a bit. Want a chocolate chip cookie?
Oh my, hasn’t February just flown by. Unlike January, I have been more focused. Not of my own accord – but because of LayOut A Day. I’ve really wanted to scrap every day so I was diligent in getting all the mundane every day things done in a timely fashion. (I’ve slept less, delegated more.)
I completed 21 pages this month – by happily digging into the pictures of my kids when they were little and using old class layouts and partial kits. My scrap bin is full, my waste bin too. I have tossed 5 or 6 empty kit bags. It was invigorating and stimulating to be immersed in so much paper so often.
Another fun experience was being back on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge team as a guest designer --more on that in tomorrow’s post. Speaking of posts, I’ve blogged about every other day this month – it seems I quite like chatty typing and photo sharing!! I bet you do too.
On the homefront, it’s been a mixed bag with weather than ranged from near zero wind chills to days warm enough to spawn tornados just 40 or so miles away. Both the furnace and the hot water heater take exception to drastic swings in temperature, luckily with no lasting ill effects.
Early in the month friend L and I were calling each other daily wondering when we would get out and about so we could cure our cabin fever. Finally, last week we got away for a day of shopping, antiquing and lunch. Not many purchases were made, but we felt giddy with liberation. I was lucky to spy the second volume in a series of mysteries I started last year.
Speaking of books, I’m bogged down in the middle of my January book club book – it’s reading a little too much like newspaper accounts and not enough like a continuing story. Take it from a woman who used to work at a newspaper. (Do note that they would never let me write.) I have yet to start February’s book as the month is fading away. March is right around the corner – oh golly.
March promises to be pure madness, and not just because college basketball tournament season will be here and the menfolk will ignore everything else. I have quite a list of projects needing to be done. Don’t tell anyone that I made the list during bible study last Sunday.
Which reminds me, Lent is almost upon us. Instead of giving up something, I think I’m going to start a new positive habit. I’ve not decided upon one yet – there are so many possibilities (I need improvement on so many fronts). Maybe I can narrow down that list in this Sunday’s bible study. (Tsk, tsk, S. Shame on you! Maybe there’s a better time for listmaking?)
Well, I am going to leave it there. I hope to see you in March – maybe not so often. Now, I’m off to see who else is having tea with Abi @ Creating Paper Dreams.