Now that we are home again, I am trying to re-establish routines. Routines to get our lives back on an even keel. Routines to accommodate grandkids, kids, family time, friends, housework, the garden work and crafting. Especially crafting!
The pace of life here in the Lower Mainland can be crazy at times. Lineups for everything, circling for a parking space, traffic jams...uggggh! A far cry from our Filey days where we walked everywhere in town...even down to the beach. I am trying to find a way to simplify our routines here. While we can not walk everywhere here, I think I have thought of some ways to incorporate walking into our weekly life.
On the 2 days per week that we walk the grandkids to school, I hope to get our errands done before the grandkids need walked back home. Most of the time, my SIL is home to pick them up, but if I make those two days my shopping, library, grocery, drugstore days, then I am still in the area to pick them back up if he is kept late at work. Since all those places are within walking distance (within a mile) of my daughters house, those will be our walking days!
My plan is to then have 2 days to just stay home...not leave the house at all...and hopefully get some crafting done. Of course the dreaded housework and garden work still need done, but there are 3 other days each week!
So keeping my new plan in place, here is my desk this week. Three cards finished and several more laid out and ready to start. So far so good! To boost my resolve, I have been making fairly easy cards...I am easing gently into taking on a stamped and coloured image card...but if all goes well, I should have that to show you next Wednesday!
A bit of a closeup...
Now I would like to ask you a favour. Some of my followers have been having trouble accessing my blog. They are getting a 503 error code when they try to comment or to gmail me. This is a blogger problem that has occurred for the past few months since blogger made some country code changes. Many Blogger blogs are having this problem and the bloggers are not even aware of why their comments have dropped somewhat. I only know because one of my bloggy friends has both of my email addresses. She is getting a 503 error code on my blog and let me know through my regular email. I am trying to figure out how big this problem for me, so if you are not able to comment on my blog, could you drop me an email at...
firstname.lastname@example.org You can keep it even shorter than the average comment! Just three word... Getting error code...and I will know what it means!
Solving the problem means redesigning the way my blog posts read...switching to single post views rather than a scrolling type format. I would prefer not to change that, so knowing how many commenters are affected would help me make a decision. Thanks so much for taking the time to email.
If you are wondering why I am showing your my desktop, drop by Julia at the Stamping Ground for an explanation and a chance to peek at all the other work desks around the world!