Last week this part of Ontario had flash flooding & since the ground is still quite frozen there was no way the earth, soil, could absorb. Plus the milder weather allowed partial melting of the ice in the rivers to break up & all the rain created fast moving water - combine the two & it spells disaster. Many bridges were damaged & roads closed as the ice (thick as 1-2 feet in some spots) jammed up against the bridge tresses or over flowed on to the roads. Luckily we are on higher ground from the river that runs through our little village, although there was some flooding on the road.
|Taken In The Conservation Park|
Currently I am:
Thankful For: The help of another customer at my favourite scrapping store. I asked about an "embossing buddy" & the lady behind the counter had no idea, but the lovely other customer lady walked up to me & said she was sorry for eavesdropping but she thinks she knew what I'm looking for & handed me an embossing buddy. This kind lady & I had quite a chat about stamping, she's been a stamper for about 15 years. She gave me lots of helpful & useful information about stamping. She told me that for heat embossing you really did need a heat gun, a hair dryer would not get hot enough quick enough.
An embossing buddy is a little sack of anti static material that you brush/rub over the area you will be stamping & heat embossing, it prevents the embossing powder from sticking to anything other than the ink of your stamp.
|Embossing Heat Gun|
Reading: The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. It's an easy read. The author, Margareta Magnusson, certainly does not seemed too pleased that some of her grandchildren don't write thank you notes.
I have only 1 book left on my Winter Reading List to get through, This Was A Man by Jeffry Archer, I think I am 2nd on the wait list. So far my favourite read from the Winter List has been The Keeper of Lost Things. I am putting together a Spring Reading List.
Making: I have made about 4 cards for some upcoming birthdays in the next month. I am a slow punching, stamping creator but definitely having some fun with the creative outlet. I continue to attend the monthly card making workshops hosted by a Stampin Up demonstrator but we make the cards she pre-assembles for us, so not always birthday cards.
Watching: More of the Winter Olympic ice skating. I always get quite tearful when watching these athletes compete - they all train so much for these few minutes, their lives are so focused & to know you can do a particular jump or movement but fail at the Olympic moment, so heart breaking for them.
|Source: Internet - Canada's Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir; Gold Ice Dance|
Looking Forward: March's Angel Card is about courage.
Trying: After watching 3-4 episodes of Jamie Oliver's 30 Minute Meals, I am trying his suggestion of boiling the mini potatoes with cloves of unpeeled garlic, which you peel after the boil, the squish both the potatoes & garlic & then roast ... I'll let you know how it turns out.
Disappointed (some what): I am not a good candidate for hypnosis. Apparently I did not relax enough & I was reluctant to give up the control ... I'll say no more about that!
"Be brave enough to live life creatively" Alan Alda