Another week bites the dust...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Remember when you were five years old and a half an hour seemed like an eternity? I have this very vivid memory of being a kid, eagerly anticipating when my favourite show, She-Ra, would be on.  I remember asking my mom how long I would have to wait to see the Princess of Power in all of her sword-wielding glory.  "Half an Hour." Half an hour felt like it could have been forever.  I remember thinking, "what the heck can I do for half an hour to make the time go by?" Half an hour was an eternity .. Now, a week flies by in a blink.  It's scary, really. 

Thank you for your thoughts and comments on my last post.  I'm still feeling a little "blah" but had a better week.  I got a lot done, especially yesterday. I think I will have about 6 orders to pack up and send out this afternoon.   I finally am caught up and keeping up with orders and wrapping my head around the fact that it's good to have a never ending "to do" list.

I did a few things I enjoyed this week.  I went to the park with my cousin and her little boy. I watched him run that funny, teetering way kids run, and watched him swing, and slide, and climb, and giggle.  My cousin and I took turns on the swing ourselves, which was way more fun than I remembered.  I planted some flowers in my planters by the front door, and sunk my hands right in the dirt which was cool and felt good on my sore hands.  I am not really a very good gardener, but I really enjoy gardening.  It reminds me of my grandma, my parents, summer days as a kid. I listened to two audiobooks - one great and one so-so (and I will take book recommendations please! I'm into thrillers / mysteries / historical non-fiction / some horror).  So, overall, it was a nice week.  I feel like I'm getting back in the groove.

This weekend is Victoria Day Weekend, which is the unofficial start of summer (oh, and a day to honour Queen Victoria with fireworks).  Dan has three days off and I am looking forward to spending more time in the garden (weather permitting).

On Thursday I photographed some new items on the new backdrops I made.  I think I have stencil-fever because I want to stencil an entire wall now.  Anyway,  I also pulled out a couple of my antique magazines from my collection to use as backdrops  I totally forgot that I had picked up a copy of Delineator Magazine from 1906 a few months ago.  I never really considered myself a 'collector' but I suppose I actually do 'collect' fashion magazines, pre-1930.  There is an antique store downtown that I visit on a monthly basis, and snatch up any magazines they may have.

The Delineator is a magazine I've always wanted to own, so I was really excited when I found this.  The only thing that upsets me about this purchase is they stuck the price sticker right on the front cover.  Doh! That was disappointing, but it was inexpensive and I love it anyway.  I just love the illustrations in these magazines.  I love imagining what it would have been like to wear these clothes.  This magazine is from 1906, when you think about it, that's not really that long ago and look at how much fashion (and the world) has changed.


  1. The stenciled backdrop is really pretty! What a nice idea.

  2. I used to love watching She-Ra too - when my brother would let me!! Lovely to see that you're trying to find enjoyment in the everyday. It was what helped me - it was hard work a lot of the time but over time it became easier and started to become automatic. I also used to stick little motivational messages up to keep me going. Hope you're enjoying the garden :-)

  3. Love the shoes on those bathing beauties,they'd probaly give you funny tan lines without the tights though. I too love to garden but have a bit of a brown thumb.

  4. You know what is really interesting about this post? You begin with a description of you when you were young and how you thought 30 minutes was an eternity. You then end saying how a century really isn't that long of a time frame. Nothing bad about it. Just interesting.

  5. That is a GREAT find, but a really stupid place to put the price sticker. Love the pictures!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  6. I read a very interesting and gripping book some weeks ago called "the left hand of darkness", by Ursula K. Le Guin. It's a sci-fi book, so not on your list of genres, but definitively worth a read. It's won quite a few awards too :)


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