Friday, 1 February 2013

Project 365: January

(Firstly, I must just thank you for your kind words on my last post. I very much appreciate them all, thank you x)

I'm sticking with the collage format for sharing my Project 365 photos even though it does lead to slightly odd cropping at times, and sometimes means a photo or twohave to be repeated to fill in the gaps! I'm also doing Project Life this year, so on the days when there's a lot going on, I've just picked any photo for P365, knowing that the others I like will make it to PL instead. (I'll do a PL post another time!)

1st: We gave The Tomboy her first ever mobile phone!
2nd: I put together the Project 366 photobook for 2012 - rather quicker off the mark this time than for the 2011 photobook....
3rd: The Children and I wrote our thank you notes for Christmas gifts received
4th: The Newer Hamster was happier than on the previous day (full story to follow!)
5th: The Doctor bought us a tablet (think he was jealous of the one the kids got for Christmas!)
6th: I finished my JYC project (post to follow)
7th: The Doctor opened a Twitter account - I never thought I'd see that day...
8th: The Doctor, The Boy and I watched the first in the new series by David Attenborough, Africa
9th: My Project 366 photobook arrived
10th: I needed a pretty major filling, since I'd somehow cracked an existing filling when I had my fall :(
11th: First Connect group of 2013 - we made gift bags and filled them with goodies as a post-Christmas treat
12th: I made an art journal page (post to follow)
13th: Porridge for breakfast, made by The Doctor - our Sunday tradition
14th: One of my TA jobs was to assess the Year 2 children's spellings of high frequency words
15th: A beautiful morning sky!
16th: The Tomboy had a haircut
17th: I used a couple of puppets ('Prickles' and 'Wise Owl') and some Numicon to help support a Maths group
18th: Goodbye to the crutches!! And hello to a stick...
19th: The Family went to Costa together :) Gingerbread latte for me, cappuccino for The Doctor and hot chocolate for The Children :)
20th: The Doctor and I led Sunday Club
21st: More snow fell overnight
22nd: My train tickets arrived for the Bloggers' Weekend Away (yay!)
23rd: We wove baskets from strips of map paper in my papercrafts class
24th: I reorganised the reading scheme books at school
25th: Went to see Les Miserables at the cinema (for the second time!)
26th: Haircut day
27th: I properly drove again!! :)
28th: The Tomboy received (glowing) feedback on her project about Ancient Greece :)
29th: I had an observation as part of the assessment for my TA course - and it went really, really well :)
30th: Spent the entire morning preparing for my papercrafts class - left it til the last minute because of my TA observation! We made some cards inspired by patchwork
31st: I had a problem with some craft supplies I ordered, but when I phoned Cardcraft Plus they were absolutely brilliant and sorted it out for me far beyond my hopes and expectations :) Big shout out for their customer service!
(Photo of The Tomboy repeated to fill the grid!)

PS I'm struggling to keep up with blogs at the moment; I am managing to read your posts, but please forgive me that I'm not finding time to comment - I am still visiting you all!! x


Cheri said...

Your monthly recaps make me tired just reading them! Busy! I too am struggling to keep up with blogs and finding it hard to comment all the time.

K said...

Wow, doesnt the Tomboy look like you! (Sorry Tomboy if you take that as an insult as most of us do when told we look like our Moms)

Abi said...

I love your photo grids Mel. Such a lovely way to sum up your month. The Tomboy looks beautiful with that haircut. Glad to see she is loving her phone!

Melissa said...

It sounds like January was a busy month. Glad to hear you're continuing to improve & now driving, too. Congrats to the Tomboy for good commments on her project.

Louise said...

sounds like a busy month - the photo grid is brilliant x

alexa said...

That's a full month! Looking forward to the hamster story and your art journalling page :). And I always enjoy your quick list under the photos: I might ask if I can try this myself!

Tammy said...

Looks like a really full month! Great photos. :)

The Mann Fam said...

I am just barely able to look back through blogs myself. The holidays and the first of the year have been very full.

WooHoo! Finally able to say good-bye to those crutches.

Jen said...

Great photo collage Mel. I am finding it hard to find time to comment as well - seems to be a universal issue at the monent. Just wanted also to let you know that "Pass the Book"arrived safely with me today. Am really looking forward to reading and browsing it - and thank you so very, very much for the lovely card and your RAK - it has given me such a lift! J xx

Jo said...

Sounds like a good month with some great photos.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Congrats on finishing your JYC album! I still have 3 pages to do.

Alison said...

Lots of good things in January..hope Feb works out just as well!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Keeping up with blogs is definitely not the easiest of tasks, and I comment on far fewer than a lot of other folks although I do read a lot of card-making, photograph, and scrapping blogs where I don't need to comment regularly. I haven't decided how to share my 365 photos this year. Still thinking about it, though I'm keeping up and posting them all on the Capture Your 365 site.

Beverly said...

So glad you include the list, I feel "caught up" My goodness The Tomboy is looking very pretty :)

Jennifer Grace said...

I love all the little details you capture through this! x

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely collage.
I have a few blogs I almost always comment on,but most just get an occasional comment...I'd be at the computer 24/7 otherwise!!

Missus Wookie said...

As my reading and commenting backwards show I'm running behind on my blog reading and commenting. Nice to see the collage and read the list below. Looking forward to the promised posts ;)

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy your monthly recaps, even if I am late reading it this time. So happy for you that you're rid of the crutches and driving again! Way to go Mel!

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy your monthly recaps, even if I am late reading it this time. So happy for you that you're rid of the crutches and driving again! Way to go Mel!