Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Simple Woman Daybook 131 -with Sister

FOR TODAY: June 30, 2013
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.
My family is down for a visit so my baby (13 year old) sister is helping with this post.

Outside my window...me: the city lights of Sydney NS. sister: A parking lot, cars and a motorcycle, trees in white Christmas lights, and a sky walkway (sister).

I am thinking...me: whodunit? sister: I want to write...so I will!


I am thankful for...me: screen doors, the support of my life group, and my family. sister: Our country.

I am wearing...me: pjs sister: I'm wearing the shirt my sister gave me

I am creating...me: a pink shawl sister: a story

I am going...me: to Louisbourg tomorrow sister: to Louisbourg tomorrow, is that where I'm going?

I am wondering...me: what to read next. sister: um...I don't know. I'm not really wondering anything.

I am reading...me: If You Will Ask and Thorn in My Heart sister: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire if Mum would let me read it but she's hogging it.

I am hoping...me: for the rain to hold off tomorrow for our Canada celebrations and fireworks. an ipod touch fifth gen.

I am looking forward to...me: this whole week. sister: tomorrow!

I am hearing...me: brushing her teeth. sister: a vent.

Around the house...me: nothing I'm vacationing! sister:....?

One of my favorite things...me: sister hugs and water slides. sister: music.

A few plans for the rest of the week:..me: much fun including, Louisbourg, Anne of Green Gables, the NS Tattoo, and lots of driving. sister: I don't know wherever the parents take me.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Simple Woman Daybook 130

FOR TODAY: June 23, 2013
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Daybook.

Outside my window....The sun shining down on green hills.

I am thinking...were the price tags removed before we wrapped the grad gifts?


I am thankful for...friends.

I am wearing...favourite shoes, black and white print skirt, and a black blouse over a white tank top.

I am creating...an awesome event for July.

I am going...to a play this afternoon and then a concert tonight.

I am wondering...what I've forgotten to do.

I am reading...ADD friendly ways to organize your life.

I am hoping...to keep the current momentum.

I am looking forward to...Saturday when my family arrives.

I am hearing...church sounds.

Around the house...a long with the regular routine mass preparations for the families arrival.

One of my favorite things...homemade hula hoops.

A few plans for the rest of the week:..the children's play today, house concert tonight, writing group Monday, friends helping me Wednesday, youth group, and then FAMILY!!! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Design Project For Children's Ministry

A chunk of my day was spent working on the updating the children's ministry website for the summer programs. Actually, the time was devoted to making a banner header for the page. I am using GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).

I'm still just learning to use GIMP, what all the tools are and how to make those tools do what I want. It's been all self taught with MUCH help from youtube tutorial videos and trial and error. And this is what I came up with:
The New Hope Kids logo is something I've been working on for a while.The castle image is from Group's Kingdom Rock clip art, you can see the original here. I had to do some flipping and adding to get landscape to cover the whole banner. This is how it looks on the webpage:

In someways I feel I have little to show for the day. I have a snazzy banner but no content on the site. That will be tomorrow's task. In other ways I am pleased as punch with how well the banner turned out. I am happy with it but I wonder if it still need something, maybe more words. I've been considering "adventure awaits you this summer" or something like that.What do you think? Any suggestions?



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Back to Blogging


"Publish or Parish"

After two months without new content and only four post in the months before things don't look to good for the Blow of Stew(art). Without excuses, I just haven't wanted to write. The few occasions I've had interesting thoughts I've been far from a computer or the internet and by the time I was the thought has lost or seemed "too old".

The thing I realized this week was that I missed blogging. Nothings changed I just missed the thinking and sharing that can happen on a blog that doesn't on Facebook. So, grab the writing defibrillator...we're going to try and save the blog!


What's new?

Since my 32nd birthday (and the last post before thing) this is what's been going on:
  • A dear friend moved away it was sad and buying her couch and zero gravity chair does not make up for the lost.
  • I've discovered a new "board" game, The Resistance. It's designed for 5-10 players and has been a hit at youth group. Might be the first game I review if I resume the "rate the fun" posts.
  • I've been preparing for the youth group's 4th annual Frenchy formal and the church's summer Backyard clubs. I'm excited for both these events, especially the themes. The youth group event is Willy Wonka and the Backyard Clubs will be Group's medieval VBS Kingdom Rock.
  • I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness and loved it so I watched it again and then watch Wrath of Khan.
  • I've been listening to a lot of audiobooks and a bit of reading. The books that I'm thinking about right now are ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life and If You Will Ask
  • My family is visiting in 11 sleeps!!!
  • And last a celebration......
....my baby sister turned 13 today!
Happy Birthday Lee-Ann!!!
Disney Trip 2007 (Lee_Ann's 6)
(Dad was it 2007? Let me know if I need to correct the date)
Christmas 2012
(Lee-Ann's 12)