So what have I been up to? Well most of my activities are all indoor varieties. I will claim the weather to be mostly at fault for that. Ten days of snow/ice storms does take a toll. Getting out for fresh air has been difficult with so much ice underfoot.
|Our front window coated in ice|
I did not see my shadow on the 2nd - Ground Hog Day, so according to legend, an early spring, but I am sure that rather large rodent, Wiarton Willie tells tales. Again the forecast for the week is calling for a few days of more snow ... in the words of the great philosopher, Poo - oh bother!
Reading: I've read "There There"by Tommy Orange, which was a difficult book to read so it took me a while to finish. It tells the story of twelve characters from North American First Nations, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. All 12 have difficult memories & stories that tell of prejudice towards First Nations. I am still sitting with it so I am not sure I liked or didn't like.
I also read "The Diary of A Bookseller" by Shaun Bythell. He owns The Bookshop, in Wigtown - Scotland's largest second hand bookshop. I found it an easy read, it flowed quite nicely but I must admit I was not keen on his dumpster diving shop assistant, Nicky.
Scrapping: I vowed to myself at the start of the year I would keep track of the month by numbers & so far I'm true to my word. I even created a page for January "A Month of Numbers"
I also created a page for the garden album's January page.
And I finally got around to making the title page for our 2019 Day to Day album;
Cards: I missed the January class because of my piriformis injury, but I did attend February's class & made these 4 cards, along one special birthday card for a lady at our church turning 75:
At home I made a couple of Valentine Day's cards
It's amazing what can be done when not wandering through Pinterest for hours on end.
Hope everyone has a delightful week & I leave you with a mash up of several quotes all rolled into one thought;
“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.” “It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.” “Someday is not a day of the week.”