Hello folks. Well its Friday again so it must be time to join in with Virginias Rocking your World. Hop over to her fab blog here and join in with all the other rockettes.
So whats rocked my world this week. Well truly - do you want to know - not a lot really. I know last week I said doing this made me look for the positives but since Sunday I have had a whole lot of not very nice negative feelings and I cant really put my finger on why exactly. I think it is a combination of having to work while its so very hot in the office and then coming home feeling quite worn out and not then having the energy to be creative which in turn makes me sad, but even if I have nothing creative to report then surely I can find something to be grateful for this last week
So here goes. Well despite it sapping my energy somewhat after a full on day at work I am grateful really that the weather is still staying nice.
Despite it having been a very busy and manic week I am truly grateful that I have a job and also truly grateful that I am part of a great and very supportive team at work.
I am very grateful as ever for my lovely friends both irl and online ones. In all honesty its them who bolster me up and keep me going when things get tough.
Being sent two lovely messages from both Lesley and Dee in response to them receiving out of the blue a little piece of mail art from me - that really made me feel better to know that in some way something I had made and popped in the post made someones day. Did I take a picture of them before I posted them - well no - that would have been too sensible lol.
And finally I am soo grateful its Friday and I have our crop tomorrow so I am determined to create something come what may so watch this space.
Apologies for the lack of cheer and lack of photographs this week, I just didnt seem to find anything worth taking a photo of. I did consider not joining in until I felt a bit more positive but its become my Friday routine now
I will leave you with a photo of a layout I did for a weekly challenge on UK Scrappers the other week. Maggie had challenged us to use the sketch she provided along with the colour scheme she chose and also use a phrase/mantra or saying that we use when times are tough. Well as I had just returned from my birthday trip to Beadnell I decided to use a photo I took on my birthday of my sandy toes. As I am a by the sea type of gal during the winter months I long to be by the beach and one of my favourite quotes is the one I used on this layout "A little sand between your toes always takes away your woes".
I have a glass vase in my bathroom half filled with sand and topped up with seaglass (no prizes for guessing where the blog name came from) and sometimes on dark miserable winter days I tip out the seaglass so that I can run my fingers through the sand to give me my beach fix.
See you next Friday with a much more positive post as I shall hopefully be blogging from Beadnell