dimanche 10 janvier 2010

Random bits.

Here are a few things in my life right now.

  1. I'm enjoying the somewhat snappy cold we're having right now.
  2. Regarding #1, I love my warm and comfy Mephisto boots.
  3. Speaking of footwear, I purchased a couple pairs of excellent quality shoes on Friday. Since moving in our new home, I'd been having pain in my knees and soles. I suspect that our home having wood floors throughout and the steep stairs to the second floor were the causes of that situation. I was wearing clogs up until Friday but I know that clogs, even from a great shoe manufacturer, definitely don't support the feet adequately. Slipping into my new comfy Clark shoes on Friday night made a great difference !
  4. I'm looking forward to curling up with a great book.
  5. I am enjoying my new perfume, Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds. A good photo op for Project 365 that I decided to do again this year. Putting down photos and journaling together on pages destined for a scrapbook album has an unknown date so far. LOL
  6. Food shopping to be done.
  7. I'm in the planning stages of my students' Valentine art projects ! Pure fun !
  8. More laundry to do today.
  9. Every morning I write lists of stuff to do during the day. The lists never get shorter and they always have too much stuff to do in one day.
  10. Doing a quick trip to Michael's this morning : Rafael has his eye on an helicopter to assemble that he'll be purchasing with some of his Christmas gift money.
Have a great day, everyone !

jeudi 7 janvier 2010

Already January 7th ???

Man, time is going fast ! It's almost the end of the first week of January, as well as the end of the first school week of the year. Yikes !

Well, I'd like to wish you all, belatedly (spelling ?) - well better late than never, right ? - a wonderful 2010 year filled with love, laughter, health, peace, simplicity, creativity and great new life experiences.

Here, life has been going on as busy if not more than the last six months of 2009. Appointments of all kinds (health, car, house, LD, professional, etc). One of those coming-up appointments is the orthodontist (i think it's called) or peridentist (really can't remember the specialty of the dentist as you can probably tell !) for our son. Some of his baby teeth have not fallen yet (he's almost 10 years old) so he needs to have his mouth checked by this specialist to see if those teeth needs to be removed asap.

I haven't had time yet to start scrapping again but I did spend some time during the holidays sorting through smaller scrap stuff. It feels sooooooooo good to sort and decide where to store everything in order for the creative process to be really easy and smooth once I get back into creating art.

At school, my art students are deep into snow .... huh I mean that they are cutting up wonderful snowflakes designs. If I remember, I'll bring my camera to school one of these days to take photographs of them. I actually want to do, like last year (although I stopped at the end of May) a photo-a-day project with journaling, to scrap one day. I gotta get into the habit of taking one photo a day again .....

We are enjoying our new home so much, especially being in a smaller home, very well designed (our previous home was very well designed also but bigger). Actually, I think that it's even more important that a smaller home be well designed because of the smallness of it.

We are also tremenduously enjoying the fact that we're all together in our finished basement when we are spending time with our hobbies : myself in my art section, DH just in front of me at his computer (and my computer just besides his) and DS sitting at his worktable (just on the right of DH's computer) reading or doing airplanes or helicopters models. All the while listening to great music ! So awesome ! I love it so much ! In our previous home, whenever we were doing our own thing, I would be upstairs in my art room, DH on the first floor in the family room at his computer and DS in the dining room (which we used as his toy room and the music room) playing with his toys or doing crafts.

Hope that you have a great end of the week ! Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a word or two ! ;)