|Please ignore that hot glue dribble there in the middle of the wreath. Ick. I always forget it's there, take a photo and then go "Oh yeah, I need to take care of that..." and then promptly forget again.|
(I wish I had taken step-by-step photos--so sorry!)
I began by laying the flowers out along the top side of the wreath (as it was lying on my desk, so the face). After placing the flowers where I wanted them, I hot glued them in and began working on the inside of the ring and then the outside. Once I had finished with the large blooms, I went in behind with the smaller ones. My goal was to get some uniformity with regards to the shape of the wreath (I wanted it to look round when I was finished, not oval-ish, and I wanted the flowers to stand at a rather uniform height--if that makes sense) and to have only a little of the grapevine showing.
While I would love to hang it on the front door, I know I can't due to the heat and the hot glue melting. Instead, I have hung it on the back door so I can see it in the living room. I get more pleasure from it this way. ;o)
3. The before isn't the sparkly, the after is.
I used to tell my students we write because people can't just pop our heads open and go poking around in our brains to see what we know or like or feel about something, that in order for us (the reader) to know, you have to write it all down.
I also talked with them about making sure your reader doesn't fall asleep while reading, AND, acknowledged that writing isn't always fun, but we write to practice and the more we write the better writers we become.
Because we take school work seriously around these parts (you saw this post, right??), Lil got to sit down Saturday and produce another bubble map and another writing.
I'm very pleased with her improvement. :o)
4. Sunny weather and no wind today. Hallelujah!
5. A lovely chat with Robin.
6. I finished All Joy and No Fun and thoroughly enjoyed it. It gave me quite a bit to think about.
This has nothing to do with anything other than me journaling and documenting. Please feel free to ignore.
The van is still broken. The plan had been to get a battery charger to charge the battery enough to get it to Terry's for repair (a new alternator) but the battery is so low the charger can't do its job. Great.
I've not been able to get groceries which means nothing fresh and yummy, and lots of stress for me. I find I'm much better in the evenings if I have my meals for the week planned and I know what I'm preparing. Looking in the cabinets at 4:30 or 5:00 and trying to figure out what the heck I'm going to prepare stresses me the hell out. Especially when there aren't any particularly healthful alternatives.
Tuesday was a crappy afternoon and evening and yesterday wasn't much better. I was stressed, B was stressed (crappity crap crap day at work--it's been three weeks of awfulness for him at work, coming just in time to coincide with the start of his MS. Excellent.) and the kids were feeding off that stress. I'm hoping tonight is better. This has been a craptacular week.