Saturday, 17 November 2012

Thankfulness 3

This week, Friday falls on Saturday.... In terms of joining in with Cathy's Share-a-Page Fridays, that is! Yesterday I already had a post for Alexa's 'Simply A Moment' series plus my contribution to Jennifer's Frosty Festivities blog hop, so I figured I should hold this post back a day :) Here we go:


We went to see Skyfall on the 10th - me, The Doctor and The Children, meeting up with friends, one of whom was celebrating her birthday. The four of us then went for a meal afterwards. It felt so good to be able to go out and do something together as a family for the first time in weeks!


A reflective one on the 11th. (Sorry about that dark shadow, by the way - lighting here is atrocious...)


On Monday I went back to work, and regained another little bit of 'normal' :)


Time for another quotation! And having felt dark and frowning all too often this last few weeks, this quotation felt particularly appropriate...


A big shout out for online shopping! Another couple of Christmas presents arrived on Tuesday :)


Hmm, let's pretend I was deliberately aiming for a 'shadow stamping' effect, shall we?! On Wednesday I managed to get to a real actual shop - wow!! I only needed a couple of things but they weren't really possible to pick up online, so with The Mother's help I went to a local Tesco Homeplus (ie a Tesco store that doesn't sell groceries, but has all the clothes, books, toys etc). I got what I needed, and then got the lift upstairs to the Costa outlet - bliss! :)


At this point I ran out of space in Volume 1 (partly because I'd removed a couple of double pages - long story...) so sent out my minions to find another notebook from the same range. Isn't it cute?! Possibly even cuter than Volume 1!


Look at these little guys on a branch on the back of the book! Aww....


Anyway, back to the actual pages: on the 16th I wrote about voting for our local police commissioner. I'd actually voted by post already, but as Thursday was polling day, that was the day I was thinking about being thankful that we're able to vote freely, and I wanted to jot down some of those thoughts.


And after doing so many busy things - and, if I'm honest with myself, probably overdoing it a bit - yesterday I was so thankful that I could rest and relax and put my feet up!

This post was brought to you by Cathy Zielske's 30 Days of Thankful

17 comments:

Karen said...

This continues to be a great project, Mel. I enjoy reading your journaling, and the little notebooks are great.

scrappyjacky said...

It certainly sounds like you've been busy....but you're managing to keep up with this project....brilliantly.

alexa said...

I so love the format of this - and the blank page on the left just lets it all breathe so beautifully, design-wise. I hadn't realised you were back at work (soz!) - well done on getting through a whole week of it. Your pages are so varied and thoughtful ... And the second notebook is seriously cute!

Amy said...

I agree with Alexa, the blank left hand page is a good design element Mel. Go easy with all of the activities, I was so tired just after two days back at work, luckily I had two days and a day off and then just a half day, I needed a gradual reintroduction!

Louise said...

i'm looking forward to seeing Skyfall soon. A beautifully presented book...love it x

Miriam said...

I love reading your journal Mel, I particularly love that you are handwriting it. Now where would we be without minions? So glad that you too are up & about x

debs14 said...

The minions did good, what a lovely notebook!
Pleased to hear that little bits of 'normal' are creeping back into your life!

Jo said...

Your album is gorgeous and I love volume 2! Some fun things to be thankful for there x

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that second notebook is very cute - yeah for minions :)

Isn't it amazing how nice a bit of routine feels? Glad you are resting today tho'.

Craftgirl83 said...

I found your blog via the blog hop and wanted to tell you I love your journal. It's beautiful and inspiring.

Melissa said...

Great pages - I do like that "shadow stamping effect"! LOL

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is going great. I have a few more pages to post this week, too.
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Yay for getting out to do a bit of shopping!! As great as online shopping is, after being cooped up it must feel great to be out & about again! But take it slow & don't push yourself too hard....but as many trips as you like to Costa...that's OK!! Great journal & super swet covers...are you going to tell us why you removed a couple of double pages???!!! :D

gayle said...

Those notebooks are the cutest! Lovely walk through your November so far, and lovely to hear you're on your feet a bit more too - yay!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Glad you have been able to do some normal things like work and shopping in person again! That notebook is too cute!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

You're doing great with this little project. Yay! for getting out and about, but don't overdo it xx

Gail said...

Your book is looking great Mel and I was so glad to read you'd been able to go back to work. Love the cute little book your minions got.