We awoke this morning to yet another "blizzard". I have lost count as to how many blizzards we have already had this season. They forecast it yesterday, and I laughed mockingly to myself thinking – "here we go again, with all these scare tactics."
Keith went to Halifax yesterday He had to go pick up a few things. Usually I would take the trip with him – especially now when I have been pretty much tied to the house for the past three months – but responsibility got the best of me and I knew I had a bit of paperwork to do in order to complete my taxes. (Yes – I know ! I should have done them already probably!) It isn't that it is difficult of not "organized". As I covered in yesterdays' post, I am a pretty organized gal. But the actual process of tallying the numbers and figures is something that ranks just under going for my annual dentist's appointment or physical to me. It kind of sucks.
I keep trying to convince myself that "numbers are my friends", but I haven't been able to do so yet. The creative side of my brain has wanted to take over and we all know that being 'creative' with our number is something that can get us into a lot of trouble. The more cut and dry the better. Numbers don't lie. And while I should be happy when I see the numbers for last year, (which was our best year yet! YAY!) I can't help but do just about everything I can to avoid the inevitable.
It is time to get 'er done.
So what better time to figure taxes than during yet another blizzard? I may as well get all the "ick" done at once. Then I can be cheerful and happy as the birds once again awake me with the morning sun. . .
But that will be later. For now, here is what I am seeing as I look out my door this morning:
That hint of grass that I saw yesterday is once again covered by about 6 inches of new snow. And since I took the photos a couple of minutes ago, the wind kicked up again and I can barely see across the road. Everything is closed in our area. Even the gas stations and the grocery stores. (I wonder if Timmy's is open?) I guess it is an excuse to miss the gym anyway. But I'll tell you – it is time to say "UNCLE" and put this nonsense to an end. Even me who loves winter has had just about enough. I am ready for sun and sand and long walks in the woods. And drives with the top down. And whales. I want to go see the whales this summer.
So I am sorry for the "Blahg" today. It is reflecting my own "blah-ness" I am afraid. But we have supplies and we are warm and safe and there is plenty for me to do. Even if we lose power, I can forge ahead on some new spring things. I told myself that I will only torment myself for a half a day at a time, and as long as my numbers are done by the beginning of next week, I will be fine. :) That's my story and I am sticking to it.
I did want to show you all some of our new and Easter themed patterns. With Easter just a couple of weeks away, we probably won't do another newsletter until right before the holiday. I will take these couple of 'in between' days to showcase some of our nice Easter and spring patterns that you all my like.
First off, Keith made a new word art set that is available on our site.
His SLDK562 Discipline, Persistence and Success plaques would be appropriate just about any time of the year. As with his other sets, they are available as single patterns or as a money-saving set.
I also wanted to show some cute project patterns for Easter, or any time of the year.
First up is this little layered basket pattern that I created last year:
It is my SLD450 Layered Sprintime Basket pattern and can be used for Easter, or all spring and summer long. It has a cute alternate handle with the silhouette of a bunny on it that would make a wonderful centerpiece.
And finally for today, I want to show this adorable set of ornaments that Keith designed:
His SLDK307 - 12 Playful Easter Ornaments pattern is fast and fun and could be stack cut so you can make lots of them for last minute gifts. They are all fun projects that you can do while stuck in the house and dreaming of warmer weather.
Well – that will be all for today. I could go on and on (and on!) in order to avoid the inevitable, but the sooner I attack my task at hand, the sooner it will be behind me and I will be in the clear until next year.
I hope you all have a wonderful day today, no matter what Mother Nature is bringing your way. I spoke with my daughter yesterday and she is enjoying high 60's and low 70's. I am glad that the Midwest has finally gotten a break. My friends in New Brunswick have been hit harder than we have however. We hope that spring will come to Canada soon.
Have a great day! Happy Wednesday to you all!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"