Wednesday, 25 January 2023

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 712

Whoosh. I know it, we say it a lot, but time’s not exactly standing still for me this month! There’s fun stuff intermingled with some real adulting, though, so don’t be worrying about me, just let me whine a bit, I’ll be over it soon! Today is an out and about day, managing to combine a work trip with a much overdue meet up with a friend, don’t you just love a silver lining.  Step back though, the desk:
I’m making up a small album for my sainted Aunt, filled with pics from her birthday party last summer. It was such a lovely day and it’s been lovely to look at pictures that remind me about the possibility of really good weather! It’s not a huge album and the inserts are split, and I have a finite number of pictures, so I thought I’d steam through it and have it in the post by now. I started it at crop on Saturday, spent a couple of hours on Monday evening and a few minutes while supper was cooking on Tuesday and reckon it’ll need two or three more before it’s ready to send. Colour me surprised. So what can you see? Well, there’s me reflected in the door (gosh, I may consider a blind…). There’s the orange glow from the electric heater. There’s evidence, if you like, that I haven’t been at the desk for very long - only two pairs of scissors in view. I can’t actually say that the others aren’t buried under the stuff, but a quick glance in the holder at left makes me think I’ve been quite erm, disciplined! You can see my box filled with stickers, very useful for  embellishing and decorating these small pages. They date back years, some I’ve had to add glue to because they’ve lost their sticky. Can’t chuck ‘em though, they are still vibrant and fresh on the picture sides! 
So what’s new with you this Wednesday then? As always, would love to see and hear from you. 


Helen said...

I think it's great to see you in the window!! your desk shows real industry and the album for your Aunt is a lovely idea, I am sure she will love it as a memory of her party. Hope you have a good catch up with your friend, in between the work stuff! Helen x

Robyn said...

Two scissors into the wind? mixing metaphors is about as useful as a sticker with no stick! thanks as ever for keeping us visiting and smiling! Robyn #3

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great reflection of you and the other side !! Your desk looks like a lot of fun going on. What a treasure that will be when finished. I think January seems like the longest month but time just flies by everyday.
The long lost sun has shown up for 2 glorious days, makes so much difference in my attitude! Happy WOYWW and enjoy a great week.

Mary Anne said...

You and your scissors! I feel like every post needs a little scissor counter in the corner! I love mini albums so much, by far my favourite thing to make. Bet your aunt will be happy to receive it as a memory of a wonderful (warm!) day.
Happy Woyww
Mary Anne

Susan Renshaw said...

Loved to see the reflection of you in the window!
Only two pairs of scissors!
Happy WOYWW! Susan #7

Annie said...

It's good to see you if only in a reflection :-) It's also good to hear you're keeping busy and managing to meet up with a friend.
Annie x

Twiglet said...

What a lovely thing to do for your aunt. She will love it, I am sure. Good to see you have managed a bit of time at that busy desk. X x Jo

Kyla said...

Really productive, that will be a lovely gift and love seeing your reflection too.
Just read your text back as thought it said you were 'auditing' and realised it was 'adulting', πŸ˜€
Kyla 11

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia, I noticed the reflection straight away and it's great to see you even if it's only a little bit of you. Very busy desk today and I love the idea of the album your Aunt will love it too. Try not to work too hard and have a very happy and hopefully some creative woyww time. Hugs Angela x10x

My name is Cindy said...

Morning Julia! Like you I am starting to long for summer, even the clear blue skies aren't cutting it any more I need some sun on these bones and this pasty face!! (Been shopping for glasses and staring at my face in the mirror - ugh). Good job on getting the scrapbook done I'm sure your Aunt will love it!! love n hugs, Cindy xx #13

BJ said...

I'm actually looking forward to the end of January as February herald Valentine's, Birthday and 25th Anniversary. Whoop whoop. Curious as to where you are off to today, hope you have a good trip and meet up. Yay! Little album looks good. I need to do one for my friend's 3rd child. The first two got theirs when they were small but this last one is already 6yrs old Oh my! Hugs BJ#14

Crafting With Jack said...

The inserts are split? Is that a good thing or bad?😳 I am sure your Aunt will be delighted to receive it. My husband complains I don’t do photo albums anymore, but I have never seen him get the photo albums I have done out. Happy WOYWW and have a great week x Angela #12

Diana Taylor said...

Good morning Julia, lovely to see both you and your desk this morning. I think the album is a lovely thing to do for your Aunt, she'll love it I'm sure. I have a collection of stickers that I've been hanging on to since the 80's, purchased in Athena, I use them occasionally and they are still going strong.
Hope you have a lovely meet up with your friend,
Diana xx #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Making that album for your aunt is a lovely thing to do, she’ll really appreciate it. Well done on the scissors restraint, are you sure you’re feeling ok?! I’d have to have a blind at that window, can’t stand black panes of glass when it’s dark outside!
Hugs LLJ 6 xx

Neet said...

How lovely to make a small album for your aunt all about her birthday. I am sure she will enjoy leafing through the pages and being reminded of the lovely day she had.
You've reminded me I need to get some birthday cards done instead of pratting about doing other things.
It was heartening to hear you had some stickers from years ago, now I know I am not the only hoarder of these types of things. Though sometimes I wonder how I will use some of them.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx
ps nice to see you in the photo

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Don't you just hate adulting! I just want to play most of the time! What a lovely album for your aunt and it must be nice re-living those summer memories! Have a wonderful week, Julia! xx zsuzsa #18

Caro said...

Lovely to see your reflection and loving the size of that album. I have loads of stickers like that, that have lost their stick but still good to use with glue. Happy WOYWW. Take care of yourself. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#17)

Christine said...

What a super present for your Aunt, such happy memories that she can share . .
Love your reflection.
Take care while your out and about today, stay safe
Christine #19

Tracy said...

Waving helloo Julia,I'm very late toooday 😊your Aunty is going to cherish that album your creating ⭐️ tears of joy will happen in the gifting ❤ Just look at all those stickers 😍 I do the same when they lose the stick πŸ˜‰
In between work I hope you're having a lovely meet up with your friend πŸ€— be safe and well. Sending much love and hugs Tracy #21 P.S I'll be back later to visit the desks for my weekly fix πŸ€ΈπŸ’ƒπŸ’ŸπŸ˜ŠπŸ€— xxxx

Lindart said...

Love the shot of you in the window! You have been very busy, I can see that, it's so much fun rummaging though all the collections to find just the right embellishments, isn't it! I'm sure your aunt will be well impressed! Have a great week, Lindart #22

Anonymous said...

Well Julia, I do have a late note… my excuse is I really did think it was Wednesday all day, Wed 26th. Okay hasn’t looked at a calendar which is quite obvious. Really what tricked me was your post coming into my Follow it email this morning made me think oh yes it’s WOYWW. ‘Cept now it’s WOYWT for me, doesn’t quite sound right. It’s actually now Friday and so think will just put the days of the week back in the box. And leave them there they go too quickly.
I’m thingy re curtains or blinds and find it stranger that folks don’t cover windows, I think of all heat going out window making room cold and it makes me feel cold too. Though at moment that’s not bad as very very very hot tonight.
I’ll stop waffling and say happy WOYWW! Albeit late an all that.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X  

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