Good Morning. I hope everyone is well. I am, as most people are feeling, quite heart sick over the aggressive behaviour of Putin & Russia's invasive of The Ukraine. Feeling proud of how quickly the world is coming together on this.
Currently Reading: just finished the recommendation from: Lady Ella, The Flowers-of-Progress, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, (fiction) by Rachel Joyce. Lady Ella gives a very good review of this book. I enjoyed this book as I am fond of reading about people's pilgrimages & walks & their reasons of why, both fictional or real life. My favourite on this subject is Jane Christmas's real life walk of The Camino de Santiago; What the Psychic Told The Pilgrim.
I also requested at the same time, the sequel to Harold Fry, The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy. This book is the back story to who & maybe why Harold was walking.
I also have The Joy At Work from the library. I am kind of wandering in & out of chapters.
Currently Crafting: I am making headway on several of the UFOs, such as updating the cats' album. I also spent a bit of time gathering up all the papers, stickers, photos & such for my COVID album. My plan is to bliz finish this topic on a stay at home, just me, scrapping weekend. I've even prepared with getting myself some table treats of jubejubes, Smarties & easy to fix dinners. I did get all the layouts done (12 pages) for the 2020 Pool Sitting Adventure (a sub chapter in the COVID album). I treated these layouts as though it was a holiday, because in many regards it was. Being able to leave our home at the height of COVID lockdowns & restrictions in 2020 & be in my friend's large private back garden with pool was a holiday treat. I did my journaling on postcards to keep with that holiday vibe.
Here are a few of my finished layouts. The natural lighting is not that great these days.
|Pages For Cats Album - Smokey|
Currently Free: when Mr Man picked up a prescription at the pharmacy (chemist) on Thursday, he was given a free Rapid Test for COVID - there are 5 tests inside. Health Canada has since had to issue warnings for people not to eat or drink the contents of the tests. I'm even more convinced relying on the common sense of others to get us through to the finish line of this pandemic is just not a good idea.
Currently Received: a lovely surprise in the mail - Melissa from Bits & Pieces Blog fame; she sent me a card with two little packets of stickers inside which is perfectly timed - Have Hope indeed!
And I will leave you with this thought as I wonder about the seemingly never ending pandemic ... "I wonder if all this is happening because I did not forward that email to 10 people?"