These days my blog posts are pretty repetitive ... or
at least so it seems. Its snowed ... again!!! This
time it was on a Wednesday, not a Saturday, so we
had to drive to work during the full brunt of it.
I worked the full day but Phil's work sent him home
at noon so he spent Wednesday afternoon shovelling
the driveway ... over and over and over.
Since we haven't had a break in the cold weather
for a month or more the snow just keeps piling up.
At this point we're running out of places to put the
The back yard. Note the pile of snow on top of
the birdbath to the right of the picture. Phil's
bench is almost buried. We were originally
only expecting about 5 - 10 cm of snow which
wasn't worthy of much attention given the
winter that we've had so far. HoHum! But
the night before the storm the weather service
suddenly decided that it would be closer to 10 -
15 cm and we began to sit up and take notice.
We actually got 21 cm of it.
It's snowing again today (well, it has been
almost four days since the last snow fall!)
and we've been told we're only suppose to be
getting a few cm in total. Since it began this
morning it's been snowing non stop although
it's been just a fine snow and not heavy flakes.
So what to do when winter breaks your heart?
Go to Michaels!!!!
I picked up a few choice Michael's coupons in
the local paper on Thursday night (A 30
percent off entire purchase coupon for non
sale items and a 20 percent off of sale items
coupon and a 40 percent off of one item coupon)
and then convinced DH that actually the "official"
gift to give on Valentine's Day isn't roses
(as one has been given to understand over
the years by an evil Florists conspiracy) but
is actually craft supplies! No really, it's
So off we went! :)
He got me the two Martha Stewart punches to
add to my collection and ... um ... I got the
And what does one do with such bounty you
may be asking? (Well, aren't you?)
I found an online collage/doodle class on sale
at one of my favourite art blogs and jumped
Here is the link http://cathyb.typepad.com/
The sale is on for another week and you
get 7 videos at around 12 minutes long
each that takes you step by step through
the process of making one of these
If you're interested you can go to the Feb
1st post for the offer which is running for
Right side of page. Flowers from
scrapbook papers along with my
markers, washi tape and magazine
cut outs and old book pages.
Left side of page. I started this
Saturday afternoon and couldn't
leave it alone so poor Phil
didn't get much supper last night.
(Hangs head in shame) I still
want to add a saying or something
to finish it off.
Rowyn was interested in the washi tape that
I'd mentioned before in previous posts. Here
is my humble collection of tape.
Washi tape comes in every colour and in
an incredible array of patterns as well as
solid colours and in different widths. It's
paper tape that can be seen through when
placed on a page to some degree.
You can use it for any kind of paper project.
Note: washi tape is as addictive as cross
The newest rolls that I picked up yesterday.
Pretty patterns, pretty blues.
The only thing that I love more then washi tape
is scrap book paper ... and markers ... and
punches ... and trims.
Okay, I love it all.
I'm not watching the Olympics since sports of
any sort bores me to tears. Most of the few
TV programs that I watch are being pre-empted
for the Olympics (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
or are over for the season (Sleepy Hallow) or
won't be back until March (Once Upon a Time).
So much for television.
I might mention that I'm really, really looking
forward to the Outlander TV series that's coming
I picked up this book at the second hand
book store not long ago and just
finished reading it last week. I'm not
really a huge Anne Murray fan music
wise but I do admire the lady and
found the book to be very interesting
and often quite funny.
Time to go make dinner. Don't
want to make Phil miss it two
nights in a row. He won't
take me to Michaels again.