Monday, October 24, 2011

Hobbies and travel …

IMG_1673 One of the hobbies from a few years ago that I had put aside is family history research. Recently, a distant cousin came out of the woodwork and filled in a branch of our family tree that was blank.  It is very satisfying to connect with new family members. 

Another hobby of mine is photography. I’ve been studying up lately on how to make the leap from automatic to manual shooting with my point and shoot camera.

Lately, I’m using heavy plastic bags to hold my files instead of manila folders. I like being able to see what is inside.  The font on the files is 1942 Typewriter – love it.

See the heading in the photo that says Florida?  That’s a huge hint that I’m making a trip there in November. This trip will be one year to the day that I went on my European trip last year to the German Christmas Markets. More about the trip as it nears!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time to Catch Up !

Above is a photograph I am sharing. It’s a photograph I shot in Vancouver when I visited there a couple of years ago.

Outside my window...
another beautiful Fall day with streams of golden sunlight and crispy leaves swirling all around.

I am thinking...
of how much I enjoy this season of changing colours and tart Fall apples from the Farmer’s Market.

I am thankful...
for this  template from The Simple Woman’s Day Book that is making it easier for me to give you an update on what is going on with me recently.

In the kitchen...
bubbling bowls of homemade chicken rice soup for dinner.

I am wearing...
a rust coloured cotton shirt and jeans.

I am creating.
..SoulCollage cards that I discovered here.

I am going...
to make tons of these cards!

I am wondering..
.where this will lead me.

I am reading...
a book about Japan – the name escapes me.

I am hoping...
to blog on a more regular basis!

I am looking forward to...
making more SoulCollage cards this evening.

I am hearing
.electric drills and hammering as they build a deck on the house next door.

Around the house...
I am revamping books shelves, letting some books go and reshelving titles into groups by subject.

I am pondering...
whether to sign up for an online photography class.

One of my favorite guessed it - SoulCollage cards.

A few plans for the rest of the week: gettting my hair cut and finalizing what I’ll wear to the wedding we’re going to next weekend.

I’ve got some SoulCollage cards to show you soon!


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