Saturday, May 23, 2009

Project 365

I am really trying!!! I just did 4 pages in 48 hours or so. Yesterday I thought, if I had to do another one of them I might just have to start screaming! They can become so monotone and boring.... I try to add different little things to them but basically they always look the same. So yesterday I had to do a different page, man that felt good LOL. Here are the 365s

and here is the page I did yesterday for the Itunes challenge at Designer digitals


I had fun trying to figure out how to do those flaps, it took a lot of fiddling with the burn and dodge tool. I like the result though, it was worth it!

This one is from a couple of days ago, a heritage page challenge, at least this time it was the house and not me :)

That's actually my older sister with my Dad, people thought that was my Mom. My brother looks incredibly bored, doesn't he? I have so many memories about this garden and that sitting area. As little as I was, I remember the crooked pavement, the chairs would wobble all the time. I remember the bees and bugs that I was terrified of. My mom used to make those great cakes on Sundays and we would eat outside. those darn bugs wanted that fruit as much as we did. Oh how I love the memories of eating out there though, I really miss it and try to do it as much as I can in our yard. It's funny to see how my kids now are scared of the bugs...

Phil is continuing to improve. He feels normal again, which is just wonderful! I change his bottle every morning and I am pretty paranoid about it. Try not to breath on the port while cleaning it, keep everything sterile, don't touch anything and so on. We are halfway there, yesterday it was 2 weeks!

I finally got my porch cleaned, what a great feeling. That is always such a job, since it's so big and it gets so dirty, especially now with the Pellet stove. The exhaust is right on the edge of the porch, so the dirt blows right on the tile. Took a while, but it looks nice now and all my plants are outside again. I always love that look, so tropical

Look how shiny that tile is :) Pledge to the rescue! Not that it will last long, but it sure gives me a feeling of satisfaction!

The weather has been gorgeous lately, sunny and warm. All I can see is work that needs done outside. I haven't pulled any weeds, the sidewalk is turning green (boy how I hate that), all the old stems are still in the garden beds and on and on. At least my vegetable garden has been tilled, all I have to do is plant and mulch (like that is nothing :))

Well, time to get moving here, it's Saturday lazy morning time, I love it, but at some point one needs to get the butt upstairs to get ready for the day. We might make a run for Panera Bread at lunchtime. The kids and Phil love it!


Tammy said...

LOVE your front porch ... yeah, I could spend some time out there!!

Terry said...

WOW You have been busy! the porch looks great. I know what you mean about the 365 pages. I'm getting bored with them too. But, just can't give it up--we are about half way there!! Love your pages.

Jeanne said...

Great layouts, Anke! I wish they would enlarge just a touch bigger so I could read the journaling (yep, I'm a nosy one). I really like the one with the flaps. It's a neat effect.

I'm so happy and relieved to read that your hubby is feeling better. Yay!!

Oh and you have a gorgeous porch! I can see where it would be a lot of work, but the satisfaction and the beauty when it gets done is well worth the effort!

You are doing an awesome job on your 365 project!

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