Tuesday, June 24, 2014


In an effort to catch-up on all my journals, absolute insanity has ensued. The desk proves the point!

First of all it was Draw Your Awesome Year and getting the June background finished and on to filling in the days based on travel notes. Next was Journal 52. This became more complicated as the grand ideas for each weekly prompt just never worked and lots of angst and rethinking followed. Looking at Chelle's samples, I felt this was meant to be simple and nothing more than a background for journaling. One prompt was "Making a mandala". Since I have absolutely no interest in this topic and a complete inability to make repeated patterns of symmetrical shapes this was a tough one. Then i found a sample of Washi tapes, dye cut a circle from it and had fun with something completely crazy. Progress was extremely slow on completing all 6 prompts and one prompt remains to be made as using my Tombows and the blending pen to create a scene did not work. A re think, well a revision of my thinking on, how they should be used, resulted so this has to be re-done.

All of this was dispersed among parties celebrations, doctor visits and tests.

Celebrating hubby's(L) birthday with Art and Kay

Yesterday was the "water boarding Day". So named as the grand finale of several tests aimed at sending you into a spin, consisted of cold water then warm(it felt hot) water being poured into the ear. A very disorienting day followed. Computer problems, really lack of knowledge about the more complex things, to me, of the computer world has been a MAJOR time gobbler. Lets start with transferring photos from cell phone to blog /Facebook/ gmail. Simple! had to download app, Dropbox, and at a speed that makes the USPS look fast downloaded photos from phone to PC. YUK!

So here we are at Wednesday. Julie the queen of WOYWW, has been "proper poorly" though there are rumblings from the throne that she is making an excellent recovery. You go Julie; hang in there and make the most of the sick status.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Now what week is this. WOYWW

Here I am after four weeks of travel. We spent a week traveling to Florida to mee our daughter and fmilyat Disney world. Total visual overload. Wild an crazy! Tried to keep up journals, well sort of. Too much happening, made brief notes and now catching up. ( i should say I had gel nails put on before I left and they ar now so long I cannot type.)
Here is desk everything dumped. Journal pages completed today for Draw Your Awesome Year. Rest is vacation stuff, Waiting for a  home.

 I managed a visit to Urgent Care on day 3 in Orlando only to find I had acute bronchitis. (Second time this happened on a visit to Florida) Add to that dehydration. It was 92 degrees for first two days and on day 2 we spent day in the Magic Kingdom.  Very hot sweaty and miles of walking.  Lesson learnt. After that I was big consumer of water. It was really Fabulous.  I am a total Mouse fan. Disney world is quite incredible  It was hard to get our family to see you have to plan what you want to do.  Disney is not an extended midway (fairground to you Brits).  We did see all four parks and family manged the two water parks as well as trips to other Orlando parks.  We stayed at Fort wilderness campground and went by boat to the magic Kingdom.  It was quite exotic looking out at the natural landscape and vegetation even though I think the lake had much man made help.  Animal kingdom is my favorite in the world.  

And when I find how to transfer photos from smartphone I will post photos. Ab fab time. Time change is driving me nuts.

So now to catch up on what you have all been creating.  Hope Ms Julie is on the mend.