Category Archives: Creativity

The view from here…

Happy New Year where ever you are…

Going to try something new & more creative in 2017. We haven’t seen it in yet here in Vancouver, we are one the last to celebrate on the west coast, but I’m starting anyway. Blogging every day is a challenge as many of you know, so I’m going to aim for 5 times per week. Every entry will be a picture that I will describe in 5 words or less & that I’ve taken that day.

So, here is the first one.

Wonder Woman!

Life got in the way of my writing – again! I know I have missed the odd day here & there this year, especially when I was on vacation, but this break was voluntary. I know I am doing too much, my body is telling me so, but have I listened to it? Not a chance! I am still in the process of giving my elder son’s bedroom a makeover. As you can see by  the photo I was inappropriately dressed to go to school yesterday, but I promised the kids I would dress up to do their haunted house craft that had required me to cut out hundreds of pieces of cardstock for over 40 grade 2 students & had me locked in my craft room most nights for 2 weeks. It was all worth it though as it appears to have been raging success so a big high five to me!). We have just started renovating our basement, lifting all the carpets upstairs & restoring the floors upstairs. Among all of this I am continuing to keep house & home while running the kids around, walking the dog, making sure we don’t have to resort to pet food for dinner, & begin getting organized for the crazy month of December (both boys birthday’s are during the holiday festivities, as well as our wedding anniversary & my father-in-laws birthday!).

So something had to give, & sitting down every evening for an hour & boring you with my life events was the least important task at the time. They say you should make time to write, but they don’t share the ingredients or the recipe to actually make more time. I’m still suffering with my neck, maybe not as much, & I’m certainly not taking as many painkillers, but enough to be aware of it most of the time. However, I have managed to squeeze in some fun. A girlfriend & I went for some retail therapy at the huge new outlet mall & had a great day trying on dresses for the up & coming winter gala for school. We were both successful in purchasing a knockout frock & can’t wait to enjoy letting our hair down on the dance floor.

Right now I just need to not be so impatient to get stuff done. I really need to stop & listen to my body when it’s protesting at being worked to hard. The thing is, my son is currently camping out in the spare room on a double bed with a tempur-pedic mattress, a mountain view (when it stops raining), & an en-suite bathroom. If I leave him in there too long I might never get him to leave!

Only 3-4 Shades of Grey…

Why are there sooooo many?

Elder son’s room needs a makeover & the theme is ski resort/mountains/Swiss chalet. The curtain & quilt fabric has been picked out, so today I popped to the Home Deport to get the colour charts for the paints. OMG! How many shades of grey are there… really? I brought home a forest worth of cards & now we have to try & narrow it down to just 3-4 shades. No wonder Christian was so messed up, but at least he had to pick 50, there is no hope for me!