Hi everyone. It's the weekend, day 2. I am writing this Sunday morning as I sip a mug of tea. I think Sunday morning while I lounge is a good time to chit chat.
Let me start off with some art. Maybe you remember the Space/Night Sky journal I was working on last summer and fall. Well I put it aside when the holidays arrived and now I am getting back to finish it off.
Here's a mixed media collage page with some paper tape, some images I cut out of an old atlas, a little paint, some brads, some ink and some printed acetate sheets It's fun to get back to this journal.
And then let me move onto the weather. They are saying we might get another nor'easter snow storm this week. At least last night's weather report said this, but can we believe those weather people? I hope it goes out to sea because here's a photo I took on Friday morning of my backyard.
It doesn't look like spring around here. Yesterday the hubby and I decided the dogs needed a walk so we took them down to York Beach in Maine for a beach walk. Although there was a cold wind, at least there wasn't snow on the beach.
The dogs were quite excited!
I like to go to York Beach because back in my 20's, when I started my present job, I spent a couple of winter's there. I rented a condo by the beach in the off-season. The is a long and hard sand beach so it is a great place to walk.
But before we got to the beach we stopped at a rest area and we saw this big truck in the parking lot.
We knew immediately what it was, and you may wonder why there were so many people waiting around the back of the truck.
This truck is delivering dogs.
Here in the northeast it is very hard to find dogs because we have such a high rate of neutering and spaying so there are very few available dogs. But in other parts of the country they have so many dogs that need homes and end up in kill shelters. So what has happened is that dog shelters here find homes for dogs from the south, and then the dogs get trucked north to their new families. We got our dog Maddie this way in this very same rest area. She was put on the truck in Georgia and was transported here. Then they brought her out of the truck and we took her home. (I had spoken to the Humane Society where she was in Georgia to find out about her before they shipped her north so I knew a little bit about her.)
Even dogs who have yet to find families get brought up and will be fostered by people until families can be found for them. That's how we got our other dog Pete. It is just amazing how many dogs make this journey.
We actually parked and watched people collect their new dogs for a little bit. It was fun to see all the people meeting their new family members.
On our way home, after our beach walk, we stopped at the grocery store. The hubby went in to get us something for dinner, and I went next door to Hobby Lobby. I went in looking for a journal, and I came out with all these bargains.
It seemed like the whole paper arts/mixed media section was marked down.I have been having good luck finding some pretty exciting deals at Hobby Lobby lately.
You should have seen the look my husband gave me when I got back in the car with all this. :)
Today I plan on playing with some of these supplies.
And then when I got home I figured out how to clean my washing machine filter so the machine would run again, no help needed. I know it wasn't the most technical repair, but I'm feeling very empowered from that anyhow. It ended up being a banner day for sure!
I have more beach photos to share with you another day, but for now, I am going to say goodbye. We changed our clocks last night, so now it is after 8:30 rather than only being a little after 7:30. Tough in the morning but I love how it will stay light later into the evening.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.